We offer a limited amount of quality fiberglass demo boards at our Santa Cruz location. Demoing a board is a great way to try before you buy, or just to experience a different board for fun. Each demo includes a Day Pass to the Surf Club.
1. First Come, First Served - Simply show up during business hours and get your rental. You will be required to sign the waiver below and will be given a tour of the Surf Club along with proper gear sizing by our staff.
2. Save Time - Pre-book your rental(s) the day before and electronically sign the waiver below. Check-in at the front register and have your order number ready. Our staff will ensure you get the proper equipment and a quick tour of the Surf Club.
How long can I keep my equipment?
All equipment rentals are good for the entire day (from open until half hour before closing time) and a Day Pass is included for our Surf Club, so you can rinse off, change, store your things in a secure locker and more.
I'm a Member, do I get a discount on demo boards?
Yes, all Surf Club Members receive $20 off demo boards.
I want to surf some new spots further away from Traveler on 41st Ave ... can I check out the board for a surf in other areas around town?
There are so many great surf spots in Santa Cruz county. Yes, you can check out the boards out for surfs on the Westside, or south/north of our location with a refundable trip deposit of $500 (paid back once the board returns at Traveler without dings).
Demo Board Descriptions:
Source Surfboards Twinzer Model by Nick Palandrani
7'0 Mid Pin Twin aka "The Quiver Killer" by Mando Surfcraft
7'6 Bing Surfboards Seeker Model by Matt Calvani
7'6 Midlength Fish by Jeremiah Kille
8'6 Stubby by Crime Surfboards
9'0 Falcon Mystic Surfboard by John Moore
Diamond tail for quicker release + direction changes
9’2” Nose Picker by Niff Surfboards
9'3" FLKLR (Pronounced Folklore) - Kali Model - Pig Style Longboard
9’4” Jule Collection By Jed Noll
9'4" Traveler California Coaster
9'5" Evolution by Crime Surfboards
7'4 Channel Bottom Single by Mando Surfcraft
Mando’s Channel Bottom Single will work in just about anything you throw at it. In small-medium waves, the width throughout the nose will help the board paddle better than the average 7’4. On the other side of the wave spectrum, expect the pin tail and the channels to help the board hold in larger waves. A great option to keep in your Traveler locker if you want to score all year long, from Summer to Winter. Surf the 7’4 Channel Bottom Single in waist high to well-overhead surf.
5'4 Popsicle by Jeremy Smith of Olaian Surfboards
A short surfboard to try out all the tricks, even in places you would be scared of hurting yourself with a rigid board. Developed at Olain’s design center in Hendaye on the Basque coast, France.
Shred the Popsicle in waves from knee to head high. Pleasure Point and the Hook would be great places to give this board a go.
9'0 Noserider by Paragon Surfboards
Modeled after the longboards of the 1960's, the Retro Noserider provides more stability and glide than your conventional longboard. By combining a wider-than-normal square tail with 50/50 rails, this board makes noseriding a breeze. Ideal for small conditions, pointbreaks, and lazy summer days. Get back to your roots!
Enjoy the Retro Noserider in ankle to head high waves. Small days at spots like The Hook, Jacks, 38th, and Privates are all recommended for this board!
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