Surfboards come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials. It can be overwhelming to figure out which is the right board for you. We hope this article will help!
You’ll want a board that is easy to use and not too hard on your body – especially if you are just getting started with surfing.
A soft-top surfboard or a longboard might be good choices for beginners because they have more foam padding on top that provides some protection from knocks against rocks, boats, etc., plus they are usually less expensive than other boards.
Soft tops also tend to have wider nose sections so it’s easier to catch waves as well as being durable enough for rough surfaces like gravel roads or rocky beaches.
Longboards are ideal for beginners because they are larger and more stable than shorter boards, but they will still catch waves. If you are trying to choose between a soft-top longboard or a minimal, both of these styles are equally good for the beginner surfer.
Our best advice for choosing your first board is to go with something simple that you can use to learn on and then as you get better, move up to a smaller board that will allow you to maneuver more easily. You can check out some common shapes of surfboards from surfing boutiques.
In addition, some brands offer soft-top boards for beginners that are even softer than their regular soft-tops, some do not have nose bumps (added features on the nose of the board) and some are even made out of recycled foam.
That’s all you need to know!
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