Fish Eyes

Often we notice problems in hot coats after extended use which often is just a cosmetic issue but could lead to future problems.  While sometimes these are unavoidable there are some measures you can take to prevent this from happening to your board.

The "fish eye" is caused when there is a small puncture or pinhole in the hot coat of your boards epoxy or paint.  When water gets into these holes it can cause the hot coat to separate from the board leaving a little fish eyes where the epoxy will eventually chip off.  

To avoid this, we recommend not storing your board in its bag when wet.  The board bags are great to protect your board for transportation but can cause issues if the board is stored in the bag wet.  The water inside the bag will turn to vapor allowing it to infiltrate the small holes in your hot coat easier.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at and we would be happy to help you with any concerns you may have regarding your SUP.

Dreaded "Fish Eyes" on the epoxy rails of an older board.

Dreaded "Fish Eyes" on the epoxy rails of an older board.

Posted on May 23, 2016 .