Rolling | Folding from the tail is generally the best method of securing your SUP board for storage and transportation since fin boxes and fins will be inside the board. It is critical that all the air is removed since the valve can not be accessed once the roll is started. For short distances or as a matter of personal preference you can roll | fold from the nose but particular attention needs to be paid to not bending or putting pressure on the fin boxes by rolling too tightly or at bad angles. For permanent fixed fin models this is less of an issue it just makes the board a little less practical to fit in your SUP bag and transport.
The most important thing is to never allow a rolled | folded board to stand end to end on a hard surface such as concrete. The PVC fabric folds into sharp corners that can be damaged by friction so it is critical to avoid. The reverse roll is a GREAT technique to remove all the air if you do not have access to your ERS Dual Action or 12VDC Pump. Simply you roll the board from the nose toward the tail pushing the remaining air out as you go with your body weight. Once you reach the tail you unroll the board flat and proceed with the roll | fold as detailed in these instructions.
Securing your paddleboard for storage and transport will be highly dependent on your intended destination. If you are just heading for a quick paddle or changing locations you can quickly roll the board and transport without the ERS Rolling Backpack, or make use of the ERS Car Tie Down Straps and rack it. If storing for a long time it is very important to clean and dry the board prior to prevent water spots or mold forming in certain climates.