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What to consider when purchasing your first surfboard

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

Choosing the right surfboard is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you start your surfing journey. The right surfboard is crucial to ensuring you safely enjoy your surfing, whilst continuing to progress.

As much as you might not want to hear it, your first surfboard should always be a soft board (sometimes called foamies). Soft surfboards are recommended for beginners as they are more stable than fiberglass boards, have added buoyancy that makes paddling and catching a wave easier and are designed with soft rubber to ensure you don’t hurt yourself, or anyone else.