First, let me (Bevan) introduce you to the heart of Water Nomads.
Heidi, originally from the south of Germany, she learnt to windsurf as a youngster in France. Through her University years in Kiel (the deep stormy north of Germany), Heidi’s passion for windsurfing was inevitably set. Heidi is very familiar with travel, and the immense effort required to carry your windsurf kit with you. Particularly by aeroplane, and especially to far off locations like New Zealand!
Life bought her to ‘gods own’, New Zealand, which she has now made her home. And windsurfing, travelling and epic adventure is never far from her mind.
Bevan, a born and breed Kiwi has dabbled in many adventure sports and travelled numerous parts of the world in various forms and times. Mountains and cycling have been Bevan’s background. Heidi rekindled a teenage passion for water sports, with windsurfing now dominate.
Now together, and water sport adventures around the country spread to the pacific. With it, they quickly understood the epic hassles and sometimes expensive nightmares that come with oversized luggage that comes with water sports equipment and aeroplane travel. Tightening and ever changing restrictions, ever increasing charges on luggage. The horrors of missing and/or damaged gear. Especially to your precious boards!
After a having wonderful 2015 windsurf holiday in Hawaii (which included the hassle and expense of lugging all our own gear) they quickly realised the potential of rental services at beach locations. On our return to New Zealand, we came to realise this type of service is almost non-existent the moment you leave Auckland. Even the city of Auckland, with two harbours and stunning coastlines, there are just two schools that offer spot rental by the hour.
With 16,000km of coast, and a diverse countryside to see, what if there was a long-term rental of premium gear that you can take for your whole journey? Affordable, flexible and now available – Water Nomads is born…