How to Store the Gear from Your Atlantic Ocean Adventures

Here in the Heart of the Gold Coast, you dive, fish, and paddle year-round. All that Atlantic Ocean fun adds up to stacks of gear in the garage. Treat yourself to extra space at home, and take good care your favorite water sports equipment in the process – park it in affordable storage units here in Pompano Beach, FL.

A Quick Guide to Storing Saltwater Gear

Before storing your sports gear, rinse away traces of salt with fresh water. The residual salt can corrode or cause abrasions on your gear. Then, to prevent mold or mildew, let everything air dry, and then follow these tips for safekeeping each type of aquatic equipment in self storage.

Scuba Diving Gear

  • Store face masks in their cases, and loop regulator hoses into coils without bending.
  • Turn wetsuits inside out to dry, and store on flat shelving, or double-over wide plastic hangers.
  • Use wooden pallets to elevate scuba equipment off the unit’s floor.

Fishing Equipment

  • Long salt rods that break down store best vertically in rod sleeves.
  • Remove line from fly reels, check for frays, and store loosely coiled on shelving.
  • Protect expensive fiberglass and graphite rods in climate-controlled self storage.


  • Inspect the body for dings, lubricate metal parts, and tighten bolts and screws.
  • An average 9- to 12-foot kayak fits comfortably in a 10-by-20-foot unit with room to spare.
  • Support the hull's bow and stern on a wooden rack designed for watercraft storage.
  • You can also suspend a kayak from the ceiling top-side down with wide straps.

Paddle Boards

  • Protect hard paddle boards in self storage by keeping them inside their day bags.
  • A slight release of air pressure helps the seals on inflatable boards stay in good condition.
  • Save space for extra gear by storing 15-foot paddle boards in 10-by-25-foot units.

Convenient Storage, Just West of the Beach

Whether you store equipment long-term or in between weekend adventures, you can count on us at Safeguard Self Storage. Our Pompano Beach, FL storage units are two miles west of the beach on North Federal Highway, and we have four more locations across Broward County. Our Safeguard teams always extend Florida's warmest welcome to you and your aquatic gear.

Make Your Beach Experience Easy with Self Storage

woman snorkeling in torquoise water

Is it possible to make summer even more fun here in Coconut Grove? If you're dedicated to all sports on and in the water, the answer is definitely yes. Make this the season you organize your favorite outdoor toys and make it easier than ever to hit the beach. All you need are nearby storage units in Miami, FL.

Hang Up Your Casting Rod

That long pole needs space, along with the rest of your fishing gear. Keep it handy in your unit with tackle organized by trip. You're always ready for casting, jigging or trolling with just one stop by storage.

Dock Diving Equipment

That wetsuit is your second skin when you're diving, so maintain its good shape in climate-controlled storage. Make your unit your staging area for dives by keeping regulators, gauges and masks in one convenient place.

Stash That Kayak

Its unique shape becomes a unique problem when you try to store a kayak at the house. Solve the puzzle by stashing your hull in one of the storage units near the beach. Just suspend it from the ceiling with an adjustable loop system.

Pamper Your Paddle Board

This is another challenge in the garage, so move the paddle board to self storage where it's out of the way and ready to go. Be sure to give it a good wash between outings to rinse away the ocean’s salt.

Make Us Your Quick Stop

This summer promises to sizzle with fun, so give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it all. Make that run from the house to the beach a smooth sail with a quick stop at Safeguard Self Storage. Our Miami, FL facilities are located all around Coconut Grove and Dade County. Let us help you launch into another glorious season under the Florida sun.

Sea Life at City Island

image of dawn rising over a fishing dock

Whether you cruise along East Tremont and Pelhelm Parkway or sail a skiff across Eastchester Bay, City Island is waiting to brighten up your summer. Beat the heat with cool fun, fill your plate with fresh seafood, and get your feet wet. Retrieve your favorite water gear from self storage in Bronx, NY, and head for our borough's fishing village.

Sail Back in Time

Here at the far western end of Long Island Sound, it's easy to picture a rich history built by fishermen, sailors, and dockhands. City Island treasures its colorful past, and you can stroll right through it at the Nautical Museum. Located in the island's original public school building, this venue is a special step back in time. Carefully curated exhibits include old photos, original maps, and models of different ships that sailed the harbor more than 100 years ago. Museum staff also host wonderful walking tours around the island. 

Dine Deliciously Casual

It's easy to feel right at home when you're dining with locals who love to share the borough's freshest seafood. Set your sights and your appetite for any of these island specialties:

  • Lobster rolls
  • Sauteed scallops
  • Fresh stuffed flounder
  • Crab cakes
  • Deep fried shrimp
  • New England clam chowder

 Local fishermen keep the island's restaurants stocked with the freshest catch every day, so you can always find seasonal favorites on the menu. It's casual, delicious dining – especially when you enjoy it at a shoreside table.

Launch Summertime Fun

Do you like to sail, kayak, or ski? Or are you happier on the shore casting your luck into the bay? Folks who love it all stay prepared for everything with nearby storage units. Water sports around City Island range from high-end yacht races and competition rowing to boat rentals and pier fishing. Just keep your gear in self storage, and grab what you need before you head over the bridge. It's summertime, as well as time to become a part of the cool sea life here on City Island.

Stash Your Skiff

When you have a summer destination surrounded by a scenic shoreline, you have a great escape from busy city life. When that sweet spot is City Island just a few miles away, your gateway to warm-weather fun is always wide open. We're nearby, too, on East Tremont with top-notch storage units in Bronx NY. Whether you want to stash your skiff or park your poles, Safeguard is just around the corner.