Choosing the right surfboard - why it is important
As we know Surfing is a popular water sport that requires a level of skill, balance, and strength. When starting out, choosing the right board is crucial to your success and enjoyment on the waves. You only get to start your journey once so whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, selecting the right board is essential for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience. In this article, we'll explore why buying the right board is so important and what to consider when choosing one. If we graphed what the learning to surf experience was like, we would want that graph to show line of confidence and proficiency that slowly grows as the time you put into it increases.
Enjoy your surfing with the right board.
First and foremost, the right board will make surfing more enjoyable. A board that is too small or too large can make it difficult to catch waves, balance properly, and execute turns or even just learn the fundamentals. A board that is too heavy or too light can also impact your surfing experience. When you have the right board, you will be able to paddle out with ease, catch waves more easily, and execute manoeuvres with greater ease. As a result, you will have more fun and be more motivated to continue learning and improving.
Buying your first Surfboard.
Another reason why it is important to buy the right board is that it can save you money in the long run. We think that the first board you buy should be the base model in what we call a quiver of boards. Your first board will be the one that gives you the confidence and understanding of when you are ready to progress to your next board. So the big question is what are the key elements that make up the right board for you, right now.
Choosing the right board.
When choosing the right board, it is important to consider your skill level, physical attributes, and surfing goals. Beginners should look for boards that are stable, buoyant, and easy to paddle. A high volume board or a foam board is a good option for beginners. Its you gain confidence and skill you will then look at what style of surfing you want to focus on. Whether you want to get into Shortboarding, Longboarding or just get as many waves as you can, the direction you pick will give you a different choice of boards to pick from.
In conclusion, choosing the right board is essential for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience where you are increasing your confidence and comfort in the water and across a variety of conditions. The right board will make it easier to catch waves, maintain your balance, and execute manoeuvres. It will also keep you safe and save you money in the long run. When choosing a board, consider your skill level, physical attributes, and surfing goals. By doing so, you will be able to choose a board that is perfect for you and enjoy all that surfing has to offer.
Our role is to help guide you to make the right decision for your current level of experience, watch our "How to choose a surfboard video", check out our range of surfboards and please reach out to our staff via email, phone or our live chat to help you get the right board. We think it’s a really important, maybe the most important, decision you will make when starting your surfing journey.