Sometimes surfing equipment and surfing apparel can be really expensive, making this a difficult hobby to simply jump into. This is especially true if you are unsure about whether or not you would like to continue surfing. Why should you pay an arm and a leg for equipment that you may not continue to use? It becomes all too easy to spend as much as $800 to $1200 just on a brand new surfboard if you are not being sponsored by someone that’ll offer you a sturdy discount. Surfing gear is also expensive, as a solid wet suit can easily cost as much as $400 dollars. If you are having trouble finding surfing gear at better prices, you may never be able to break into this sport. Here are some price-saving tips that can help you out by lowering the costs associated with surfing.
– * Used Surfboards
Surfboards are capable of being purchased used, and they are still in excellent shape. You can purchase a used surfboard in good shape for a lot less than you would spend if you were buying one for brand new. You can buy a brand new Rusty for around $800, or you can wait for one of them to sell for $300 dollars a few years later, and it will still be in really excellent condition because when people buy a $800 dollar surfboard, they tend not to want to let it get knocked around. That used surfboard will probably also come with a leash when you buy it in a used condition, which is not what you would get it you bought it when it was brand new.
Tip: You can look online to find boards for sale where people go online to sell used surfboards. You may be pleasantly surprised to find out how many bargains are out there simply if you know where to look to find them.
– * Used Wetsuits
Another piece of surfing gear that you should have no trouble saving money on is a wet suit, because many people end up buying a wet suit and then not needing it after a period of time. In other words, if you want to save some money on buying a good wet suit, wait until you can find one that is used and on sale. Used wet suits are capable of going for as little as $10 dollars to $30 dollars. If you buy a used wet suit that is on sale because it has a hole in it then you can simply buy some liquid neoprene and fill it in. Most surf shops are going to have this stocked for you. You may also find a used wet suit simply because it no longer fit its previous owner, which means you can score a totally affordable wet suit, no repairs needed. If you cannot find the liquid neoprene in a local surf shop, check out Lowes or Wal-Mart instead.