Broke or banged up your board? Fear not -- Mike’s Paddle has the shop, the tools, and most importantly the know-how to get your SUP repaired. Whether it's plastic, fiberglass, carbon or an inflatable, we'll get your board back to seaworthy ASAP.

Repair (Estimated) Fee Structure:

Small Ding/Crack - $120

Large Crack - $120 - $500

Fin Box Repair - $400

Please note: these fees are just an estimate. For major damage, our technician will give you a quote after an in-person discussion with you and careful inspection of your board. For minor dings or cracks, send us a photo by text (415) 704-6176 or email and we can give you a quick estimate.

About Board Repair

There are three main steps to building a board, and those steps relate to how we repair a board.

Step 1 - Shaping

Using a big block of foam, the designer will slice and sand until the foam has the general shape of the board.

Step 2 - Glassing

Using an epoxy resin, the technician will glue carbon or fiberglass fabric to the outside of the foam block, giving it the strength the board needs. Once dry, the technician will sand the carbon to give it smoothness and shape.

Step 3 - Painting

Painting is primarily for color and design, yet also protects and insulates the carbon.


Step 1

Our first step includes isolating the area that needs repair. This board had a nasty crack on the pad that went through to the rail of the board.



Step 2

In this second step, we've cut away all of the carbon to expose the foam core. Now we can see if any foam has been contaminated by water, and if so, remove it. Here we will also shape the cavity to make setting the epoxy easier.



Step 3

This third step takes the longest. This is where we slowly fill the cavity with an epoxy resin, layer by layer, ensuring each layer is dry before we add the next. The board is seaworthy at this point, but we will add carbon and paint for toughness and a smooth, attractive finish.


Step 4

This 4th step is where we're stoked. The board has its shape back and is once again waterproof, the carbon has been glued down and sanded, and the board has regained all of its former strength. All that’s left is paint.



Step 5

Here we have our (almost) finished product. You can see that the repair area is nice and smooth and the paint color is matched to the original. Most importantly, the board retained its shape on the rail. All that's left is gluing down a new deck pad!