Shurfing launches Kickstarter to increase travel ease
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 April, 2014 - With travel costs on the rise and board bag fees constantly setting surfers back, one surfer had the bright idea to start a surf-share program. 'Shurfing' provides an easy platform allowing people to share and search for gear, thus cutting down on travel expenses.
No more crazy airline baggage fees, carrying your surfgear or being dependant of surfshops. Now you can rent through Shurfing.
Shurfing is an online peer-2-peer sharing surfing platform which allows all surfers (kitesurfing/windsurfing/wavesurfing/stand-up-paddleboarding) to share their surfgear online and rent it out to others worldwide.
Surfers all over the world experience the same problem when travelling; major airline baggage costs for their surfgear and the hassle of carrying heavy equipment all over the world. Once decided not to take your surf gear an extensive search will start for surfshops who are willing to rent you surf equipment on your desired location. If they are willing to rent out, it is most of the time a ridiculous high price due to their monopoly in the area.
Shurfing is founded by a surfer who loves to travel and is experiencing above frustrations over and over again. He believes that using a product is getting more important than owning a product and started this sharing surfing revolution to give the ability to surf everywhere in the world by renting from the locals.
On the 1st of January the minimum viable product (MVP) has been launched to create as much feedback from our first users. Within 10 days Shurfing counted 58 users from 13 different countries.
Momentarily Shurfing has over 120 users from 23 different countries using the MVP. Their feedback will be used for the second version that will be finished once the Kickstarter project has been succesfully funded. Once the second version has been launched Shurfing will focus on developing a mobile app for the “a la carte” campaign.
Shurfing "a la carte" allows users not only to focus on the far destinations but also using the platform locally. This way local surfers can try kitesurfing and vice versa.
With 5.000 euro Shurfing can finish the development of the second version of the webbased platform. Through Kickstarter they try to get backup from the crowd to finish this project so everyone can enjoy the freedom of surfing! If there is over 100% of funding, the money will be used to start the development of our mobile application for Iphone and Android.
Shurfing is expected to become the main travel surfing platform before the year 2015, the only thing they need is a little support and generosity from you to stimulate this green initiative. Help all the surfers in the world to make their life easier or start surfing yourself and leave that 15kg bag at home with your next holiday to reduce the CO2 emissions now.