How to take care of your windsurfing sails

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Windsurfing sails are fragile. Scratches, salt, sand, water, and humidity can easily damage or destroy a good windsurfing sail. Learn how to protect your windsurfing sails to last longer.

Care and proper maintenance of windsurfing sails will save you money and improve performance, whether you're into speed windsurfing, freestyle windsurfing, wave windsurfing, or slalom windsurfing.

Check your sails regularly for wrinkles, scratches, and dents that may appear in the delicate monofilm or x-ply panels.

Also, take a look at the clew eyelets, mast plug, and downhaul pulley attachment points.

The before and after windsurf sessions often see damages in the windsurfing sail.

When you're excited to get out in the water, be careful. Rig your sail on a smooth surface. The grass is always better than sand.

When the wind is strong, and you're rigging or de-rigging, protect your sail from gusts that may tear it.

Before and after sailing, leave your windsurf in the shade. Sun rays destroy monofilm and x-ply panels, along with salted water.

Rinse the sail in fresh water after a windsurfing session, even if you plan to sail in the next hours or days.

If you detect dirt, use a smooth detergent and tepid water to remove it.

The best way to store your windsurfing sail is by laying it flat on the horizontal position in a cool, dry place.

Humidity and extreme heat are enemies of your favorite sail.

You can also roll the sail and put it in the proper bag, but make sure to do it from the head and slowly to avoid scratches and wrinkles in the monofilm.