Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Guide to Buying Your First Surfboard

Your first surfboard will always hold a special place in your heart. It'll be the board that sees you through the ups and downs of learning to surf. That's why choosing a board made to help a beginner succeed is crucial to your development as a surfer. To get you started on this important purchasing process, we've created a list of surfboard buying tips.
  • While it's tempting as a beginner to purchase a brand spanking new surfboard, it's probably best to consider buying a used one. As a novice, you are bound to bang up your board during the learning process. By not breaking the bank, those dings will sting much less.
  • Shortboards are a beginner's nightmare. They are not wide enough or long enough to learn on. Starting off with a shortboard will only delay your progression as a successful surfer, and cause you a great deal of frustration.
  • If you only plan on surfing once a month or maybe even less, purchasing a soft surfboard is the best path to take. As the name implies, a soft board has a soft top, which adds to its buoyancy. That increased buoyancy makes catching waves and staying up much easier. Another benefit of a softer material is safety. As a beginner, you are more likely to lose control of your board, which unfortunately means injuries may occur. Luckily, with a soft surfboard the impact is padded which saves you and the surfers around you from getting seriously hurt.
  • Although a soft surfboard is a great starting board for beginners, a person planning on surfing more than a few times a year will quickly outgrow it. If you're looking for a surfboard that allows you to progress from novice to intermediate without making another purchase, a longboard is the perfect option. The longboard provides extra paddle strength and stability, which will help a beginner master the basics of surfing.
If you're on a mission to buy your first surfboard, please contact us today to view our large assortment of new and used boards.

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