For Boards with Gore-Tex® Vent Plug:
The plastic Gore-Tex® vent plug is used to keep the inside of the board (the core) an air/water tight environment. It vents the board automatically, please do not loosen or remove to prevent damage to the plug. Always ensure that you close your vent plug securely each time you place your SIC board in the water. Inspect the rubber seal around your vent plug screw for damage. If the seal is cracked or damaged it may not form a water-tight seal when the vent plug is closed. Replace the damaged seal prior to using the board the next time.