Miami-based PADL's self-serve paddleboards
In 2019, Key Biscayne native Felipe Jauregui and two childhood friends, Andres Avello and Khalil Khouri, launched Miami-based PADL, an app-based business that offers stand-up paddleboards for rent at self-serve kiosks in Florida. “Think of us as a Citi Bike,” Jauregui says, referring to the bicycle rental service that uses docking stations to store bikes between customer rides.
Each PADL kiosk runs on solar energy and has four paddleboards equipped with GPS and Bluetooth technology. Customers who download PADL’s app can unlock a board (along with paddles and a life vest) and use the equipment for as long as they’d like before returning it to the same location.
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