It is best to keep your board out of the sun for long periods of time. We recommend a protective bag for your board; it helps keep it from becoming scratched, protects it from the sun and may protect the boat as well. Inspect your board for damage every time you ride. Check the fins to make sure they are tight. Fins do not float. All fins are included with original packaging. Gasoline, oils, and most other petroleum products are bad for your board. Do not let your board come in contact with any of these chemicals. These products can attack some types of plastics and epoxies causing structural failure.