If you dream of spending more time catching waves and less time working, it pays to learn how to budget your surfer lifestyle. For helpful tips and tricks on how to get started, simply continue reading to discover tips on how to budget your surfer lifestyle, both at home and on your travels.
A surfer’s guide to maximizing your budget:
1. When you travel opt to rent an apartment on Airbnb instead of staying at a hotel or resort
Why fork out several hundred dollars per night for a hotel room, that you’ll spend little time in when you can rent a comfortable apartment for a week, for the same price? If you like the idea of having your own space to retreat to after a day spent chasing big waves, it’s well worth looking for a small beachside flat or apartment.
2. When you travel, avoid eating at tourist traps
While you may be tempted to grab a bite to eat at a busy waterfront cafe, which boasts stunning ocean views, you’ll end up paying a premium for a single meal. Instead follow local surfers, to an authentic local eatery, where you’ll be able to afford to dine and drink like a king or queen.
Alternatively, if you choose to rent your own apartment you may want to purchase food from a grocery store, which you can eat on the beach. After all, no expensive cafe can compete with the view that you’ll enjoy sitting on a log, overlooking a picturesque beach.
3. Be ready to travel at the drop of a hat
Make sure to have enough disposable income in your travel fund, that you can comfortably afford to book any last minute deals, which you may see advertised.
4. Consider moving closer to your favorite surf beach
If you spend a fair amount of cash on driving to and from your favorite surf beach, it may be worth moving to accommodation, which is located within walking distance of your favorite surf beach. While you may not be able to afford a property which backs straight onto the beach, you may be able to find an affordably priced house, a block or two away from a great surf beach.
If you’re not ready to purchase a property, simply rent a suitable property, with a couple of your surfer friends!
5. Consider purchasing surf second-hand surf equipment
Whether you need a new surfboard or a new wetsuit, it’s well worth browsing local online auctions, to purchase the items which you need at a bargain price.
6. Keep all of your receipts
If you want to save more money to visit exotic surf locales and purchase top of the line surf equipment, it’s well worth keeping your shopping receipts. As you’ll be shocked to see how much you spend on clothes, food and socializing, in a single month.
So if you’re keen to spend less time working and more time riding waves, it’s well worth following the six helpful tips listed above. If you do, you may be surprised to see how far your budget stretches.