With the love for paddle boarding growing so quickly, it’s no wonder many people are looking into starting their own business. One of the most popular options is opening a sup rental, and it’s actually not as hard as it sounds.
You can choose to operate your sup rental as a physical storefront, a mobile business, or an online rental-and-delivery service. Each option has its pros and cons, and it all depends on your budget and the type of market you want to target.
Once you’ve figured out the type of business you’re interested in, it’s time to start researching your local area and see what types of SUPs are available there. For instance, if there is a lot of wind or waves in your area, you’ll want to invest in a board that is made of a durable material and is equipped with wind and sail attachments.
If you plan on using your sup rental for SUP yoga, or another activity that requires a lot of balance, make sure your board has plenty of space for you to move around and stretch out. Also, be sure to try out your board before you buy it. Sit in it and move your arms and legs around to feel how the board responds. This will help you find the perfect position for your seat.
Inflatable SUPs, or iSUPs, are commonly thought of as fragile by non paddlers, but they are usually built with military strength PVC and can withstand just about anything. These boards are also much more affordable than a hard paddle board, and they offer a great resale value.