Shipping Damage Policy & Info on Receiving Delivery Of Your Kayak or SUP

Shipping Damage Policy & Info on Receiving Delivery Of Your Kayak or SUP


 It's important to inspect your kayak carefully and thoroughly upon delivery, so that you make sure you have everything you ordered, and that there were no damages in transit. If you have any problems, please contact Customer Service using this form.

If the product is signed for without damage being reported or if the driver leaves the property without the damage being reported, Riot Kayaks won't be able to replace it. You will have to pay return freight charges which ranges from $300 - $500 or accept the kayak as is.


Upon delivery, please ask the driver to wait while you inspect the item thoroughly BEFORE SIGNING anything. Next, unwrap your kayak and thoroughly inspect for major damage.

Major damage includes:

  • Holes
  • Dents
  • Cracks

If you find major damage:

  • Take pictures
  • Have the carrier document in writing a detailed description of the damages before signing anything
  • Return damaged kayak to the driver
  • Contact customer service immediately

If you find minor damage and is repairable, note the damage on the Bill of Lading, take pictures, accept the shipment and contact customer service. Minor damage includes:

  • Scratches and knicks
  • Broken parts
  • Gouges

If you are unwilling to come to a compromise over minor damage, then refuse the shipment. 

In all cases other than because of shipping damage, if a kayak delivery is refused by the customer and is returned to Riot Kayaks, we have the right to charge the customer another shipping fee to re-ship the kayak.

 See the video below for a walkthrough on how to inspect a delivered kayak.



Click the link below, fill out the form and Riot Kayaks Customer Service will respond to you in 3-5 business days.

Shipping Claim Form

 Please keep all original cartons and packing materials. If you do not have the original shipment box and/or product packaging the product CANNOT be returned.

 To file a claim, you will need:

·       Fill out online Shipping Claim Form here 

·       A copy of the signed Proof of Delivery stating there were issues

·       Photos of the damages and/or description of the missing product

·       A copy of your Riot Kayaks invoice showing the cost of the product

·       A description of the extent of the damages (i.e. the product can be repaired at a cost, the product is beyond repair, etc.) or a request for reimbursement in the case of missing part or product. The more details the better.

·       If your claim is approved, the shipping company may pick up defective product.  In this case, pack the item securely and include the original packaging.  We ask that you send us a few photos of the packaged-up item to ensure to our shipping company that it is ready to go. 

Riot Kayaks may replace parts damaged in shipping (i.e. broken deck fittings) at no charge but the customer is responsible for the cost to ship them.