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all you need to know about borrowing watersports equipment

We show you how to find the perfect rental equipment for your watersports adventure with ShareSpace and what to pay attention to when borrowing watersports equipment.
Save big bucks by borrowing watersports equipment. Watersports equipment like surfboards, SUPs, kayaks etc. are super expensive to buy, 100s of Euros in most cases. Unless you fall back to cheap low quality gear, borrowing is the only way to go if you want to have a great watersports adventure on a budget.

FAQ around borrowing watersports equipment:

Who should borrow watersports equipment?

As long as you’re not a professional or do watersports every weekend, you don’t need your own equipment, rather borrow it, it’s not worth buying expensive equipment.
Even if you’re a more sophisticated watersports enthusiast, you should still borrow equipment abroad. Just save the effort (and cost) of bringing your own surfboard, kayak, SUP, whatever to your destination or remote watersport spot. Rather borrow professional gear from other enthusiasts and connect to locals by borrowing their watersports equipment.

What’s the most popular watersports equipment to borrow?

All kinds of watersports equipment are being offered to borrow online, on various sharing platforms. Boats, kayaks, surfboards, SUPs, everything.

Anything I have to pay extra attention to when borrowing watersports equipment?

Just don’t break it, don’t lay surfboards onto their fins, don’t loose the SUP paddle. And always make sure to clean the borrowed gear before returning it.

What are popular locations to borrow watersports equipment?

Watersports equipment is being borrowed all around the world, from Denmark to California. When it comes to borrowing and sharing watersports equipment, probably Australia is the most active place in the world. But you can find watersports enthusiasts who are willing to lend out their gear all around the world, even in small, remote places like French Polynesia!

What websites can I borrow watersports equipment on?

Watersports equipment and boat borrowing are probably the categories, we feature the most websites for. So there is plenty of choice and 100,000s of offers all around the world.

Is the borrowed watersports equipment insured in case I break it?

Most of our featured watersports rental website include a damage insurance. So you’re all protected in case you break anything by accident.
Check if the platform you want to borrow from shows a green checkmark on ShareSpace, meaning that it offers insurance protection for its users.
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