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Taking Care


High quality construction and advanced materials translate to strength and durability that outlast the majority of surfboards you’ll see on the racks. Take proper care of your Guy Takayama Surfboard to keep it in beautiful condition for even longer. Follow these basic tips.

  • Stash your surfboard in a bag when you’re in transit. The extra protection of foam and material will prevent dings and damage while packing your car or carrying your board down the stairwell.

  • Always keep your board out of the sun, and do not keep it enclosed in your car. On hot days temperatures inside your car can very quickly exceed 150F, 65C degrees, which can damage any EPS core board. This is particularly important with boards that are darker in color which can absorb heat quickly when left in the sun to bake. Keep in mind that a boardcover will not do anything to keep it cool if still put in direct sunlight or an enclosed space.


  • Keep it clean. Rinse off the sand and salt before putting your board in the bag. This will help keep sand and debris out of your board bag and reduce the risk of scratching that beautiful finish.


Life has its ups and downs, and it seems inevitable that all surfboards eventually get dinged and need repair. If you ding your Guy Takayama epoxy surfboard it’s no problem. Our boards repair using the same basic methods as any epoxy board, and that includes models with carbon fiber. Here are the basics:

  • If you ding your board in the water, get out and avoid extended exposure to water. All foam boards will absorb some water once dinged, and you should try to minimize this.

  • Let you board dry out if you have taken on some water, so that you don’t trap water inside your repair, and so that the resins used in the repair don’t react with the water.

  • USE ONLY EPOXY RESINS IN YOUR REPAIRS! Polyester resin chemistry reacts very strongly with epoxy /EPS chemistry and can severely damage your surfboard if you use polyester resin.

  • Use regular fiberglass cloth in your repairs, even if going over carbon fiber. Let the resin cure completely, sand and polish, and you’re good to go. Better yet, take your board to a professional ding repair shop to make sure repairs are done properly and your surfboard is returned to as close to new condition as possible.

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