Updated: Apr 13
With the rise of the sharing economy, there are more ways to collectively benefit from the things we need—cars, workspaces, bikes, tools—and the things we want, too. The rise of recreational equipment sharing is here, and SUP sharing is the new kid on the block.
If you want to get into paddleboarding, there can be a few barriers to entry. The start-up cost of purchasing the board, finding a way to transport it, and having a place to store it can all be prohibitive factors. SUP sharing allows more people to enjoy the benefits of paddleboarding with fewer barriers to entry—which all helps get more people on the water and into the sport.
Here are the top six benefits of using Paddlepoint SUP sharing service and why you may want to consider it as an option for yourself.
1. Save Money
A high-quality paddleboard can be expensive. SUP sharing means access to the best equipment at a fraction of the cost of buying a new paddleboard. This means you can enjoy time on the water while having more money in your pocket for everything else.
2. Save Time
When you have a SUP sharing membership with Paddlepoint, you’re able to access boards quickly and easily. Paddlepoint’s future SUP stations are located at the best paddleboarding locales around Victoria. This means you can just show up, unlock the board, and get on the water.
3. Easy to Access
Finding a place to store your paddleboard equipment can be a challenge—especially if you live in an apartment or small space. SUP sharing takes the guesswork out of where you’ll store and how you’ll transport your board. All the equipment you need is stored at the SUP station locations with access via a day, month, or yearly membership.
Sustainability isn’t a buzz word anymore. The more we can do to make life more sustainable for the planet, for ourselves, and for others, the better this world will be for all. SUP sharing means more people can benefit from fewer boards—a more sustainable model for all.
5. Health Benefits
SUP sharing helps get more people into recreational activities in their own backyard. The more people with access to outdoor equipment means the more recreational and health benefits for all.
6. Social Benefits
The social benefits of gathering a few friends or family members to get on the water is an experience that is most enjoyed when shared together. Paddleboarding is a great low-impact activity and a sport many can enjoy together.