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Best Places To Rent Outdoor Gear In OC

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Whether you're heading to the beach or the mountains, or even cross-country, you'll find snow skis, jet skis, RVs and more for rent at these top-notch Orange County shops. Avoid buyer's remorse and save money by renting equipment that only gets used once or twice each year. Got family visiting? Show them a warm California winter by renting bikes on the beach, or rent an RV and explore the local wilderness. Whatever your outdoor needs are this year, these shops help you save, and offer service with a smile.

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Ray's Rentals
303 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 675-3575
www.rays-rentals.com

For winter visitors to the OC who want to hit the beach, Ray's Rentals has virtually any kind of gear imaginable for both surf and turf. All day board and bike rentals are just $10, and Ray's has surfboards and bodyboards for all ages and skill levels. A huge inventory of stand-up paddleboards is now on hand, and single and tandem kayaks are also available for paddling around Newport Bay. For visitors who like to stay dry, Ray's offers a wide assortment of bikes, skateboards and roller blades, complete with helmets and safety gear for cruising around in the warm California winter sun.

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Dana Point Jet Ski And Kayak Center
34761 Puerto Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-4947
www.danapointjetski.com

For winter water warriors with a need for speed, Dana Point Jet Ski has all of the horsepower needed for a great time in the ocean. An invigorating spin on a jet ski is the perfect way to take advantage of the shorter winter days. Dana Point Jet Ski also provides single, tandem and fishing kayaks, so taking visiting relatives out for a day on the ocean might lead to catching some dinner, as well. Stand-up paddleboards and surfboards are available for rent, with hourly and daily rates offered, and wetsuits can be rented for a small additional fee.

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Balboa Bikes N Beach Stuff
601 E. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 723-1516
www.balboabikes.com

Priding itself in outstanding customer service, Balboa Bikes is the go-to shop for renting bikes and surreys for a leisurely day outdoors. Ten-dollar bike rentals for the day is a great hassle-free deal, and its location next to the Balboa Fun Zone makes it the perfect place to go with visiting family or friends. Balboa Bikes is where all of the locals go, and years of quality service with a smile has earned it a great reputation. For a sweet snack, visitors can also purchase taffy made on-site at Balboa Bikes and take a tasty treat out on their ride.

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OC RV
2222 Howell Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 921-5250
www.ocrv.com

Whether you're heading cross-country this winter or just want to do some comfortable camping, OC RV can meet your every recreational need. From toy haulers to deluxe vehicles, OC RV will help you decide what is best for your needs and help you settle on one of its top-of-the-line RVs packed with options, including patio awnings, ovens and refrigerators. Travel in style and save money on OC RV's low-mileage vehicles, and drive confidently knowing that all rentals come with 24-hour roadside assistance. Before heading to the great outdoors this winter, call OC RV to help get you there in safety and style.

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Phil's Ski And Snowboard
2980 McClintock Way
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 754-7762
www.philsskiandboardshop.com

There is no need to rent expensive gear at a ski resort when Phil's Ski and Snowboard shop in Costa Mesa can help you find what you need before getting to the mountain. Conveniently located just north of the Orange County fairgrounds, Phil's can set up winter warriors with skis, snowboards, clothing and even a place to stay. That's right, Phil's has a spacious cabin to rent within walking distance to Snow Summit in Big Bear. Phil's Ski and Snowboard shop is the one-stop shop for snow lovers this winter. For those with their own gear, Phil's can also tune up and repair equipment to ensure a good ride this winter.

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David McDonald is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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