Who are we and what do we do?
We are a team of passionate surfers that would like to bring the surf community back together. (and bring peace to the world, too)
With the rise of internet and the booming of surf industry in the past few years, it’s obvious that our tribe changed a lot. We believe that wether it is for the best or for the worst is entirely up to us.
Our travels taught us one thing: travelling with a surfboard can be a pain in the *** to say the least. If you go by plane, expect some travelling by car, train, bus carrying your board beforehand. And yes, it will be annoying for you and the others. And we are not talking about these extra luggage fees that you already expect. If you travel by car, you might have to chose between bringing your kids (or your wife) or your boards. The choice is of course really easy, and it doesn’t matter how much you love your family, the boards will obviously come first. But apparently this vision is not yet commonly accepted in modern societies and you might get in a few arguments or even law courts for chosing this path. We know, unfair.
So how could you avoid looking like a weirdo with a boardbag three times your size anywhere you go or having to file a divorce paper because you make the somehow insensitive decision to put your boards before your family?
The answer is simple: you ask that big family that is called the surf community to help you out.
When you go to a new surf trip destination, there are high chances that you are not the first one to ever go there, and that in fact there are some locals too.
Economy is rather simple concept. You need something and someone has it and is willing to sell it to you. Applied to surfboards, it’s the same concept. You go somewhere willing to surf with a surfboard of your choice, and maybe a local on the other side of the world got this exact surfboard or something close that can bring you that extra stoke you terribly need after those 6 months of 9-5 hell.
But that’s not all, this can also be used as a way to test your future baby before shaping/buying it. People always say: “try as many boards as you can before settling for something”. Ok but how am I supposed to do that if me or my friends are not owners of a surfshop? Simple, you just look for someone who has it and doesn’t use it.
In short, we enable people to rent their boards to other people. The person who rent it can use it for a period of time, and the owner can make a few bucks on the side with boards he was not using anyway. A passive income as a financial guru would say. It’s kind of recycling, kind of a sharing economy, kind of eco-friendly, and very beer-friendly.
Needless to say, this plateform should never replace the experience and use of a professional instructor for beginning surfer. Surfing can be dangerous when not practiced in optimal conditions, and we invite you to never forget that: the ocean is always stronger than you. Most of the times, learning how to surf from scratch on your own is a bad idea. Don’t be a dumbass.
Feel free to contact us if you want to have any info !
The Board Next Door