Things to Remember While Booking A Surf Boat

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Things to Remember While Booking A Surf Boat

Surfing and Boating are amongst the top most fun-filled holiday activities. Irrespective of the nature of your personality,  you are sure to go surfing when you are on the beach. One can’t miss the call of the waves.

Despite being the most happening vacation sports, surfing comes with a lot of hassles. The primary one being the choice of a boat charter. It’s quite difficult to find a surf boat of your choice. So here’s a list of the things to consider while choosing the ideal boat charter for your upcoming surfing trip.

Looking for Boats

The most pertinent questions for a new surfer is where to look for boat charters. Even for seasoned surfers, this can be a problem if he is in a remote place and doesn’t know the area.

The best way to go about is to look for surf boat camps and other such things. They provide an affordable package. However, there is some malice to this practice.

So, it’s always better totally different sources and checks with local authorities before zeroing in a particular deal.

Little bit research about the place and the business there will set the pace. It’s better to check customer reviews and client feedbacks if you are booking online. Make sure you go for on spot payments or payments through a trusted source in order to prevent from falling for scams.

Affordable Boat Charters

Surfers generally travel on a budget. Hence, they look for charters which are all-inclusive and maximize their time and purpose of use.

Boat charters which take care of your whole holiday, and not just ferry you to and fro places, is the ultimate choice. So, boats taking you from your nearest airport to the surfing spot and other areas are preferable.

In places like Indonesia’s Mentawai ( a popular surfing location) many such boats and ferries operate which take people to the surfing spots but those aren’t ideal. Ultimately that amounts to an increased expenditure.

An all-inclusive boat charter, on the other hand, will provide you with all amenities in just about 5000-6000$ for a 10-day surfing trip.

The Boat Speed

Surfers should look for a good surfing boat with at least 8-10 knots speed. An ideal speed would be of 12 knots. Moreover, the presence of speedboats within the boat charters are an added advantage for surfers as it helps in traveling to high waves region.

So, keep the speed and availability of speedboats in mind while booking a boat charter.

Custom Designed Boats

While it’s essential to have a boat wrap in every boat yet surfers have a different outlook towards it.

Boat wraps,  protect the boat from erosion which occurs due to prolonged contact with the salty water of the sea.

Big brands and franchises customize these boat wraps to propagate their service and product. Hence, they hold a special significance while booking charters as they give an idea about the outlook of the owners.

Moreover, especially personalized boat wraps convey a different message which adds more dimension to your choice of the vehicle. It’s not just the brand but the belief and customer care as well.  So, surfers should look at the boat closely before choosing one.

Most importantly, choosing a boat with an eccentric boat wrap ensures quick identification amongst a plethora of boats at sea.

The Boat’s Captain

Surfers must check with the boat and its captain before embarking on the journey.  Not all people are licensed to operate boats in all areas. So do run a background check of the nationality of the flagged vessel.

Another essential thing to check is the availability of tour guides. Most surf boats have an English speaking surf guide. Check the nationality of the guides to ensure that they have a license to operate in the area.

Safety Features

Irrespective of the luxury safety is important. Safety features like life jackets, rafts, radio connection, flares etc. are the things that surfers look for in a boat

While most boats are equipped with these yet it’s safe to run a background check before you book one. This will go a long way in keeping you safe and sound.

Irrespective of the luxury safety is important. Safety features like life jackets, rafts, radio connection, flares etc. are the things that surfers look for in a boat

While most boats are equipped with these yet it’s safe to run a background check before you book one. This will go a long way in keeping you safe and sound.

Choose Surf Charter Camps

Another essential thing to keep in mind in these heavy waters is getting around places. You simply can’t afford to take multiple rides in different boats to go about places. You lose out both time and money in this regard.

What surfers should look for is a surf charter camp, an all-inclusive surfing deal where the boat will take you to different places and do all your transits.

It not only ensures a smooth sailing but also ensures you get all the amenities including good food. Here you are with fellow surfers enjoying a trip with 3 hearty meal a day in as little as 10-20$ per day. That’s a huge bonus.

So, whenever you are planning to head for a surfing trip, keep this in mind.

Author’s Bio:

Jessica is a marketing enthusiast and an influencer in Fashion & FnB verticals. She keeps a special interest in the impact of visual branding on business growth. She has been writing for Stuartsignstore,  having a specialization on printing, for a long time now.