Must be "unique and super fun!"
The earth stood still for a moment four days ago when it was revealed you could buy the attention of a two-time US Open winner, the charismatic and taller-in-real-life Brett Simpson, for $US338.
The WSL offers these Airbnb “experiences” across the world. You can have surf lessons with the best-looking man in all of Mex, there’s an intro to shaping in Biarritz, a feel-good help-the-kids experience in Cape Town. And so on.
It ain’t such a bad way to make a little extra cash, anything to keep a man away from the stupefying toil of real work, and as the WSL’s CEO Sophie Goldschmidt pointed out there is the “potential to spread the stoke of surfing across the world…we are confident we can take surfing to a new level.”
Surfers and Airbnb, as Goldschmidt told the The New York Times, are a natural fit. “When you have a big surfboard, it’s easier to stay in a house, and many top surfing destinations don’t have a lot of hotels anyway.”
Anyway, the WSL wants hosts.
WSL Airbnb Experiences are surf activities designed and led by people like you. From lessons to SUP tours and everything in between – if it’s unique, super fun, genuine, and interesting, then its perfect for WSL x Airbnb’s program.
We’re here to help connect as many participants as possible to you and your thing. Here’s how:
- Partnering with WSL lands you at the top of search results in the surf section. That means more clicks, more customers, and more cash.
- There’s a wait time to get approved on Airbnb. With us, you skip it. If you’re selected, you’ll be up and running ASAP.
- Premium! There’s limited space in this exclusive program, and we’re holding it for the best hosts out there.
- Promotion. Once you’re in, our goal is to keep you as booked as possible.
- Set your own price. We’re here to help you figure out how much to charge, when to change your pricing, and more.
So what’s your thing?
I suppose I could swing together an itinerary at my beach.
0600: Stand at south end of beach while I point out the non-existent banks.
0700: Paddle ’em out when the tide’s high enough to create a facsimile of a rideable wave.
0800: Staunch bleeding of first head wound when kook lets go of ten-foot board.
0900: Apply pressure to femoral artery after another charge is run down by SUP.
1100: Take broken boards to repair shop.
Noon: Visit a cold-pressed juice shop and marvel at small bottles of nine-dollar drinks.
1300: Get drunk.
1900: Beat hell out of those that’s got it coming.