Over the last few years with advancements in technology lots of different surfboards designed specifically for the beginning surfer have emerged. Probably the most well known of these have been the epoxy models developed by Surftech. In the four years since NSP was created, they’ve become the largest Surfboard manufacturer in the world!
Surfers never forget their first surfboard. Beginner surfboards are the key to surfing life, so it’s important to make a wise choice when you’re riding the inaugural waves.
Surfboards for beginners have special features. If you’re learning to surf or if you’re introducing a friend/relative to the sport of riding waves, weight and height are the first variables to have in mind.
Floatation demands volume. A good beginner surfboard has high buoyancy so that errors and mistakes made by surfers while catching the balance are easily “forgiven” or tolerated. Stringer technology has been added, too.
Surf novices should buy soft top surfboards that will help them catch as many waves as possible in the early white water stage. Surfing beginners will paddle faster and will rapidly pop up on these stable boards, despite being bigger and heavier than traditional shortboards.
Quality foam surfboards can last forever. They range from 6′ to 8′ sizes. An average adult should get into surfing with an 8′, while a child can learn with a 6′ or 7′. The bigger the board, the faster you’ll be enjoying the pleasures of wave riding.
Surfboards for beginners are quite affordable, and your first surfboard will always be useful, even after progressing to an intermediate surfing level. That’s what a surf quiver is made of. An alternative to foam surfboards are pop-out surfboards, made of molded plastic or very thick resin.
After the beginner has become more proficient on the soft board catching waves, standing & turning, the Surfer often wants to advance to a more advanced hard surfboard. A good second choice is often the molded epoxy surfboards from companies like Torq and Surftech. A vacuum molded Epoxy Foam and Fibreglass sandwich wrapped in a ballistic skin ensures that this board can stand up to almost anything. With modern rails and rocker these boards will help the student advance more quickly and help get them ready for a high performance surfboard.