Surfing can cause dings on your board, which can be expensive to repair. However, using the right surfboard repair kit can save you money and time. Old solutions like duct tape and wax are no longer the best option. Modern repair kits are cheap and easy to use, and can fix a crack or ding in just a few minutes.
Always use resin made from the same material as your board. Use epoxy resin for an epoxy board and polyester resin for PU boards.
If you need a quick repair, there are products available that can help you surf right away. Sun activated products can be used for a simple repair. The gel will harden within seconds and cure after a few minutes when exposed to sunlight. SunCure Epoxy fill and SunCure PU or fiberglass fill are great options for a quick fix. Ding tape or ding dough can also work for small repairs. These products are also useful for travel. Be sure to pack them in your check-in luggage and check if they can be flown with.
For a more comprehensive repair, you can put together your own repair kit or purchase a ready-to-go kit. These kits include commercial-grade materials and are best for long-term durability and a professional finish. Most kits come with step-by-step instructions. Knowing how to repair dings professionally can also earn you some extra cash.
If you have any questions about the best repair kit for your needs, our surfboard experts are available to help you.