Equipify - Make Money by renting out your extra surfboards!
Swellinfo is helping to promote this brand new service called Equipify
Its pretty cool. It is a peer to peer network, which connects fellow surfers and outdoors people to rent out their unused gear. So, lets say you have a handful of surfboards in your garage. Perhaps you wouldn't mind renting them to someone from out of town for the day or week and earn a few extra bucks. Sure, you might not want to rent that brand new board, but what about that old board you barely ride anymore.
I think its a pretty cool idea, especially for traveling surfers where airline fees are so high.
So, give it a look, and list some of your gear if your so inclined! And, its not just surfboards, its basically any outdoor gear. Bikes, Skis, Snowboards, camp gear, etc, etc..
As a person with a lot of sporting gear over the years, my experience with renting or lending out has not generally been positive. Stuff gets broken, lost, torn, dented - plenty of "ooops factor". I really want to be nice to folks entering a new sport, but i have been burned too many times in the past. Right now I maintain a "second line" of camping gear to lend out to folks - or I should say I did do that until someone "lost" the tent.
And I wouldn't lend/rent out a surfboard unless it was a a good friend and the board was a surftech...
It is a good hearted idea, but won't fly for me.
My two cents
What if someone rents your board and drowns are you liable? What if your stick gets damaged or breaks? Sounds like a good concept but a lot of what ifs... I leave boards in PR and would love to rent them out but what if..