Initially I expected that the first ding would mean the end of the board. But surprisingly that's not the typical outcome. Half of my own boards have had water inside at some point, and they're all still structurally sound after drying them out.
Still the potential is there for the kind of structural failure you'd expect.
I've heard of two cases.
Here's an account of the worst one.
[snootier voice] But did you know George Ward started making paper racing canoes in 1867?
[snootiest voice] Oh yeah? Did you know Pharaoh paddled the Nile on a papyrus SUP in 1,332 BC?
Many people have come up with cardboard surfcraft concepts over the last few decades. I've heard it several times: "Hey I had an idea like that in the '70s." "A buddy of mine was working on something like that - wonder if he ever finished it." "We made some little racing sailboats kinda like that in Ventura years ago." I believe them.
But maybe it took the rise of Internet and the demise of Clark Foam to usher in the second coming of the age of paper. Check out these parallel developments since 2006:
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