How do I choose a surfboard?
Surfboards are essential for surfing. But surfboards have different classifications and materials. So, how to choose a surfboard for surfing? What different stages of surfers are suitable for different surfboards? How video answers for you one by one.
Choose a surfboard type:
A long board with a length of more than 9 feet
Long boards are more suitable for beginners of surfing.
Advantages of long board: better buoyancy, easier paddling, easier standing and more stable.
Selection method of surfboard length:
The children are about 5 feet tall, and can choose surfboards of 7 feet or 8 feet.
The height is 5-and-a-half to 6-feet, and the surfboard can be 9-and-a-half to 10 feet.
Type II of surfboard Short board with length less than 6 feet
The short board has low buoyancy and poor stability, but its speed is fast and suitable for extreme movements. It is suitable to use the short board if you want to try difficult movements. Because the flexibility of long boards is poor, the flexibility of short boards is high.
It is not recommended for beginners to try short boards.
Type III of surfboard: Fun board flip board with a length between 7 feet and 9 feet
Beginners can also choose flipping board for practice, but it is recommended to practice surfing from the beginning of long board and then practice flipping board.
Advantages of wave board: easy to use, more flexible than long board, and more stable than short board.
Select a material for the surfboard:
Beginners recommend soft boards because they have large buoyancy, light weight, and soft materials are not easy to hurt people.
Advanced surfboards are mostly made of glass fiber. The glass fiber board has good toughness, high hardness and fast speed. It will not be damaged immediately when it hits rocks or beaches.