Thanks dudes (and Razzi!!)
I shall slap a coat of wax on the boards today and not scrape and will slide some oil on the edges to keep them from rusting. Probably will store vertically sitting on the tail. Sounds like that will be fine.
I have a BRAND NEW board I just bought. Is there any reason to handle this board any differently just because it is brand new (meaning should I put a coat of wax on it as well)
Nah you don't need to treat it any differently cuz it's brand new. New boards do come with wax already on them but it's not a bad idea wax it anyways. You don't necessarily need to wax it for the summer if it's brand new, just leave it be and it'll be fine for the next season.