Q: Will my paddle float?
All FOUR OCEANS full carbon fiber paddles will float. The three piece aluminum adjustable paddles that come with our inflatable boards will not. For the aluminum adjustable paddles, it is advised to attach a paddle leash or flotation device to the paddle to prevent the paddle from sinking.
Q: Does my board come with fins?
All FOUR OCEANS boards come with the 9 -10 in. main fin. Only our surf, kite, and wind surf specific boards comes with the newest of innovations the 'Quantum Fin" a three in one fin. Otherwise, fins are sold separately and can be purchased directly from FCS or FOUR OCEANS as an accessory.
Q: Why are there bubbles on the deck pad of my board?
On rare occasions, upon the first couple of uses of the board, you may experience some unsightly bubbling in the deck pad. This is a normal occurrence and you should not be alarmed.
Deck pads are adhered to the board in a climate controlled facility as the last step of our production process. Shortly after, the boards are moved to a facility of higher climate for a quality control inspection. During this inspection air bubbles underneath the pad that present themselves are taken care of by poking a hole with a fine needle to release the air. The 3M adhesive on the underside of the pad is still extremely tacky and the pad will re-adhere to the board. In some cases these air bubbles do not present themselves during the inspection process.
If air bubbles show up underneath the deck pad, you can remedy the issue by poking a small hole in the deck pad with a needle to release the trapped air. Often times, the bubbles will disappear on their own after a couple of uses of the board.
Q: What's included with the Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard?
Our inflatable paddle boards come with a 3 piece aluminum adjustable paddle, pump, fin, and repair kit that all fit in the back pack style hiking bag along with the board rolled up.