Thursday, January 15, 2015

3 Things to Consider When Looking for Your First Surfboard

Granted the process of buying a surfboard may not be as exciting and adventurous as actually using it, but it is a necessary component before hitting the waves. To make sure you get the best surfboard for your needs, there are some things to keep in mind before just buying anything. These are three things to consider when purchasing your first board.

Go Bigger When You Are Beginner
If you are a beginner, you will want to consider you age, height, fitness level, and the types of waves you will be riding. Beginners should look for longboards or funboards. Anything that is at least a foot taller than you is a good board to start with. As you skill level progresses, you can being to look for a smaller board. 

Consider the Cost
Fortunately, surfboards for beginners are generally not very expensive. You can usually find a funboard for anywhere from $200-$500. When you are buying your first surfboard, there is no shame in purchasing a used one. In fact, it is shrewd move as you will be able to practice on it for 6-12 months than resell it and buy a newer one. 

How Often Will You Be Surfing?
Surfing is a dedicated sport that looks effortless, but requires a lot of work. The practice is well worth it, but you don't want to buy a board the pros use when you are just starting out and if you don't plan on surfing at least three time a week. To avoid spending hundreds of dollars on a board that you are not ready for, take into consideration how much time you are willing to practice and then make your purchase.
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