Your First Board
Choosing your first Surfboard
When buying your first Surfboard, talk to an experienced, reputable surf shop owner or someone who has been surfing for at least 15 years or more. Having the right size surfboard is crucial for beginner surfers.
Choose a surfboard that will give flotation and allow for easy paddling. A good size surfboard for learners, at least, is the height of your arm extended above your head, and at least 19 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches thick. This all depends on your size and weight. The heavier you are, the thicker and wider you want your surfboard.
For example, a 90kg and 180cm tall entry level surfer would suit a 9' x 23 "x 3" thick surfboard. Check out our range of longboards
A 70 kg and 170cm tall entry-level surfer would suit a 7"6" x 21" x 2 3/4" surfboard . Check out our range of mini-mals.
A 50 kg and 150cm tall entry-level surfer would suit a 6'9" x 20" x 2 3/4" surfboard. Check out our fun-boards.
Watch out for dings and de-lamination when choosing a surfboard.
Check out Global Surf Industries for more information on styles of surfboards.