Renting Surfing Equipment When You Are Vacationing At The Ocean

Taking a vacation to the beach or an island area that offers excellent surfing can be a lot of fun. However, if you are an avid surfer and can't take your board and other gear with you, visiting a surf shop that offers surf rentals can allow you to take advantage of the waves while you are there. 

Renting Surfboards

If you are vacationing in an area with warm water, you may only want to rent a surfboard to use at the beach. Finding a board that is similar to your board at home shouldn't be too difficult, and often if the surf shop does not have the same model, they will have surf rentals that cover many different types of equipment so you can choose something similar in size and weight. 

If you are unfamiliar with the available surfboards, ask the person in the shop what might compare to your surfboard make and model, and they can help you select one that will be comfortable for you to ride. Most surf rental shops offer long boards, short boards, and more aggressive boards for advanced riders, so you should be able to find something that will suit you and allow you to enjoy the waves while you are there.

Rental Periods

Surf rentals differ from shop to shop, so when you rent a surfboard, you might find that you can choose a rental lasting a few hours or a few days. If you are going to be at the beach for a week or two, it may be more cost-effective to rent the board for the entire time you are there so you can surf when you want to.

A sunrise surf session might be challenging if you rent daily because the shop may not open early enough for you to rent a surfboard and other gear and then get to the beach before the sun is up. However, surf rentals available for the entire week allow you to keep the surfboard in your hotel room and head to the beach anytime you want, making the sunrise ride possible. 

Some shops that offer surf rentals will offer a discount on the surfboard cost if you rent for the entire week instead of coming in daily for equipment. Most beach towns that offer good surfing will have several surf shops along the beach or in town, so shop around and find one that will work with you to ensure you have what you need to hit the beach safely and comfortably.

If you are surfing in cold water, you may need a wet suit or other gear that is not necessary for warm water areas, so be sure to consider all the items you need and try to get a package deal from the shop you are renting from.

Contact a surf shop for more information about surf rentals