SF’s Awayco Is Basically Zipcar for Surfing and Skiing Around the Globe
You can forget those excess-baggage fees
Love surfing and skiing around the world but hate carrying your gear?
S.F.-based Awayco has a solution: better action-sports vacations with less schlepping.
Say you’re headed to Montauk. Or Ericeira. Or Canggu. And you want to surf.
Lugging your own gear is not the elegant solution. But sign up with Awayco, and you’ll have easy access to surfboards in 10 countries, including the U.S., Indonesia, Panam, Portugal, France, Australia and Mexico.
Prefer adrenaline of the more wintry variety? They’ve got you covered with ski and snowboard rentals everywhere from Whistler to Tahoe to Chamonix.
Awayco Ski and Surf Rental (2 images)
It’s a lot like Zipcar: you pay for an annual subscription ($95) that will allow you to reserve equipment from partner shops around the world at discounted rates and with comprehensive insurance. They also offer free memberships, which allow access to the reservation network, minus the discount.
Or head out to their Awayco HQ on Taraval Street and sample to your heart’s content, from the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto to Route One’s Promnight. A second location — just two blocks off the ocean — offers boards plus Verve coffee plus food.
All the fun, none of the commitment.
Maybe it’s time to book a ticket to Byron Bay?
See the world from your inbox.
Sign up for The Journey, our Travel newsletter.