Valve issues are rare, however it is possible for the valve to become loose and therefore allow air to escape from around it. The good news is that there is a simple fix to this issue. Using the valve tightener that came with your paddleboard (see image below), re-tighten the valve, which should then prevent any further leakage.
This issue shouldn’t be a big deal and is easily fixable, as shown in this video tutorial.
Holes and Punctures
Although the outer skin is extremely robust it is possible to puncture or hole the board if it comes into contact with sharp objects. This is a possible DIY repair using the orange repair kit provided. Depending on the extent of the problem it may be prudent to contact O’Shea before preceding with the repair.
Due to the construction of our paddleboards, leaks are rare as both layers of the board rails would have to be compromised. If your board experiences any sort of leak, particularly from a seam, the first step is to contact your retailer for advice BEFORE you attempt any repair. Don’t be a DIY hero, a seam leak will often need to be repaired by an experienced professional.