Since surfing is one of the biggest draws of Playa Grande, the first things surfers obsess think about is what board they’re getting barreled on. On one hand, you could bring your favorite board from home. But with the high cost of airline fees and stress of transport, renting a board locally is becoming the way to go. Not to mention, if you’re coming from a different part of the world, it’s only natural you’ll be surfing a different wave. In other words, your perfect board might not be the perfect choice in Playa Grande.

We know what you’re thinking. Who knows what kind if the local shops have your preferred shape or shaper. What if the boards are dinged or just plain trashed? You’re afraid of getting stuck with a step above a floating turd. We’ve all stressed over it, and suffice to say, it’s happened to more than a fair share of surfers.

But what if you could pick your board out of a legit quiver before you arrive? Playa Grande now has it– or more precisely, Frijoles Locos has done just that. All a surfer has to do is log on to their website, and browse their collection of shortboards, longboards, fun shapes, and beginner boards. Enter the dates you’ll be in Playa Grande and, voila, no more paying $200 each way and travel dings. If that’s not enough to convince you, keep on reading. Believers, check out Frijoles Locos board collection, and they’ll even cut you a deal if you book early.

Perks for Renting a Surfboard in Playa Grande

Although many surfers might prefer their tried and trusted board, there are a lot of perks that come with renting versus paying an airline to transport your best surfboard. Avoid the bubble wrap and stress and consider these added bonuses of renting a surfboard:

  1. If you are interested in trying a new surfboard brand or type, now’s the time. Renting is a convenient way to try out that twin fin you’ve been thinking about.

  2. When the swell and surf conditions change, renting is the perfect way to easily swap a surfboard for a different one. What happens if you brought something perfect for waist to head high swells, and then your buddy books a boat to Witch’s Rock and it’s 3 feet overhead?

  3. Most importantly renting a surfboard cost a fraction of what it cost to buy a surfboard new. That means more happy hour Imperials at RipJack Inn or at the evening party at Indra Inn.

Abandon the rental stigma that once surrounded junk surfboard rentals and explore the selection available at Frijoles Locos. Or you can pull a new Channel Islands, Firewire, JS from the rack and take it for the week for a bit more.