Melbourne Surfboard Shop offers the perfect way to test a surfboard or fin before you decide which best suits your style of surfing. Our demo program offers the current range of premium surfboards and fins from leading surfboard brands. To help you make the best decision for a future purchase we offer various durations to demo your product, including end of year holidays or a quick trip to the wave pool.

 

 

SURFBOARD DEMO RATES

POOL DEMO

from $59.95*
Pick up opening hours From 10am
Drop off by 6pm same day.

Add Premium fins from $14.95 per set
Minimum total cost $59.95
+ $195 refundable deposit

DAILY DEMO

from $84.95*
Pick up after 3pm the day before
Drop off by 11am the next day.

Add Premium fins from $14.95 per set
Minimum total cost $84.95
+ $195 refundable deposit

2 DAY DEMO

from $139.95*
Pickup after 3pm the day before
Enjoy 2 full days of surfing
Drop off by 11am next day.

Add Premium fins from $14.95 per set
Minimum total cost $139.95
+ $195 refundable deposit

WEEKLY DEMO

from $189.95*
Pickup after 3pm the day before
Enjoy 7 full days of surfing
Drop off by 11am next day.

Add Premium fins from $14.95 per set
Minimum total cost $189.95
+ $195 refundable deposit

 

CHOOSE FROM OUR 4 TIERS OF DEMO PLANS.

Our demo plans accomodate for durations including end of year holidays or a quick trip to the wave pool. View our plans for a full evaluation of the services. Please read our Terms and Conditions page to ensure you understand the information regarding your legal rights and obligations as a customer.  Consult the bottom of this page for full FAQs.

 

All packages include a fresh waxed board, board bag, legrope and basic fins.

 



 

 

FIN DEMO RATES

WITH DEMO BOARD

Flat rate $14.95
Pick up after 3pm the next day
Enjoy 7 full days of surfing
Drop off by 11pm the next day

Add Premium fins for $14.95
1 week demo / flat rate
No Deposit required
Return with surfboard or
enjoy for full week

Minimum total cost $14.95

WEEKLY FIN DEMO

Flat rate $14.95
Pick up after 3pm the next day
Enjoy 7 full days of surfing
Drop off by 11pm the next day

Demo Premium fins for $14.95
1 week demo / flat rate
Deposit of $49.95 required
Enjoy for full week

Minimum total cost $14.95
+ $49.95 refundable deposit

 

A demo program for premium fins.


Once you have added your surfboard to the cart, you can navigate through our premium demo fin range, select your fin upgrade and add them to the cart. No additional refundable insurance deposit for sets of fins when purchased alongside surfboard. Please note; All demo boards are supplied with basic, plastic fins. Please read our Terms and Conditions page to ensure you understand the information regarding your legal rights and obligations as a customer.  Consult the bottom of this page for full FAQs.

 

 

Demo our premium fins
without a demo surfboard.


Navigate through our premium fin range, select your fin upgrade, add them to the cart. FIN ONLY DEMO will require a refundable insurance deposit of $49.95 per set of fins.

 

 

 

HOW TO DEMO

 

Start by choosing from
our demo range of surfboards or fins.

 

Click on either link below, then choose your desired demo product. On the product page you will choose the desired demo rate (Pool Demo / Day Demo / 2 Day Demo / Weekly Demo). As you complete your reservation you will be asked if you want to upgrade your fins (from $14.95), and also if you need roof racks and tie downs (These extra costs will be calculated at pick up). Once in your shopping cart a full payment of fees and a deposit will be required to reserve the demo surfboard / fin for your desired date.

N.B The name you use to reserve the surfboard will have to be verified with a drivers licence upon pick up.

 

 

 

Melbourne Surfboard Shop Demo Surfboard Program Offers Sharpeye Surfboards for demo use at URBNSURF pool.

 

 

FAQs

 

How many boards are available?

We have a collection of over 100 boards which you can browse though and select. We stock all the major brands and try to make sure that the latest models are added as soon as they are released. Availability of each board is clearly visible online, so you can see what is available when and book easily. We are constantly adding to the collection too - give us a follow on instagram to keep up to date with all the new arrivals. 

 

 

How long can I take a board for?

We have a maximum of 7 consecutive days per board for our Hire & Demo options. We allow you to take 1 board* per person at a time. 

 

 

What if I damage what I've hired?

If a surfboard is damaged while under your care we will assess it once returned and you will be charged for the cost of repair. If a Surfboard is broken or damaged beyond repair, your $195 deposit will not be refunded and you will be liable for further costs for the replacement of the board as outlined in Melbourne Surfboard Shop's Terms and Conditions of use.

 

 

What if I return a board late?

If you are late returning a board you will be charged a late return fee.

 

 

Can I take the board overseas?

Unfortunately not - all Melbourne Surfboard Shop Surfboards are for use within Australia only.

 

 

What if the board is stolen while I'm borrowing it?

If a board is stolen while under your care - you are responsible for appropriately reporting the incident to the Police and your $195 deposit will not be refunded. As outlined in the terms and conditions, you will also be subject to further charges up to $850 for the full replacement cost of the board and/or fins and other equipment hired from Melbourne Surfboard Shop.

 

 

Do I need to bring my own fins, leash, wax or bag?

No! Melbourne Surfboard Shop supplies each board with a set of basic plastic fins (in either FCSII or Futures) or you can upgrade to premium fins during the checkout process. You can, of course, elect to use your own set of favourite fins. All boards are waxed and ready to go with a legrope and a 5mm padded day use cover from one of our hardware partners. All you need to bring is a good forecast! 

 

 

How long does it take to receive my refunded deposits?

Once we have checked the board over we will initiate the refund process straight away. All transactions are run through a third party - Stripe - and as such refund time frames may differ but generally you should receive your refund within 3-5 working days

 

 

Do I require a valid I.D. to hire from Melbourne Surfboard Shop?

Yes, you are required to provide a valid Drivers License or Passport number during the online booking process. You will also be required to present this same ID to staff at the pick-up point. If you are under 18 and do not possess valid ID, you will need a parent or guardian to provide their ID. Unfortunately we have to be strict on this requirement - no ID, no hire!