To prevent costly repairs you should make sure that your boat or board is safely tucked away for the winter. Get it off the ground and protect it from rain and snow. Do not wrap it in plastic such that water or condensation can collect on the boat. Wherever you store it should be dry, but it does not have to be heated.
Repairs take time. Get ahead of the rush (translate – long wait) in the spring. Bring your boat in now for inspection and repair so it will be ready to go in the spring.