In some parts of the world the watersports season is ending……..
Yeah we know, it makes us want to sit in a corner and cry as well!
But the work after the season is key to maintaining your gear, so make sure to follow these steps!
Celebrate the season first.
It’s the end of the season, so cry a little and celebrate the awesome season you had with friends and family first!
Okay okay, that might not be a real step, moving on!
1: Rinse out your gear and clean it
Once you had the last run on your lake, river, ocean or what ever aquatic location you call your second home, you need to clean your gear. Rinse out your gear with some fresh water (preferably not the boiling hot kind) and in the case of your wetsuits
, it’s best to use a wetsuit shampoo. This will wash out all the bacteria which you have gathered over a full season on the water.
2: It needs to be a dry as the Sahara
This will speak for itself but dry your gear and leave it alone for a while to let it dry really well. This goes for everything, whether it’s a wetsuit
or a pair of bindings
. You don’t want to store your gear and find out that after half a season the stuff has gotten mold on it. Not only does it stink, no one likes to open a bag and find an entire mold civilization on their stuff, which takes extra cleaning.
3: Store it away properly
Is your stuff clean and dry: GOOD! Store it away somewhere without too much humidity and away from sunlight. A good drybag
or wakeboard trailer bag
should do the trick just fine for the storage. O yeah, this should go without saying: make sure the bags are clean and dry as well.
4: Grab your stuff and have a rip!
After half a season of fighting off Christmas songs, eating as much as possible and waking up from you winter slumber, it’s time to get out there again! Grab your gear and start to ride again! Let’s just hope your wetsuit still fits!