Do not store your boards in direct sunlight. Keep in shaded areas, carports, or garages when not in use. Extreme heat is damaging to boards and is not covered under warranty. Rinse boards off after use, especially when used in salt water. Do not transport boards in bubble wrap, as the wrap acts like a microwave. Reflective bags are recommended for travel, but should not be used as storage in extreme heat.
Make sure your fin screw is tight before you go into the water. Fins should be removed occasionally and fin box rinsed out. Fins should never hit the sand. Walk the board out into the water so that the fin never hits the bottom. When coming into shore, hop off of the board and walk it in. The boards should be turned over with fin facing up when on the shore. Take care, especially when surfing, to stay away from sand bars.