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Choosing The Perfect Beginners Surfboard

By Wade Patterson

Wondering how to choose your Surfboard?Purchasing a new surfboard can be a rather complex experience. This is true whether you may have a lot of experience or are a complete beginner. This is because there are a lot of choices out there. And with over 50+ years of designs hitting the market, the variety of surfboard concepts is rather vast.

Upon selecting a board, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration prior to the purchase. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself prior to making a buy:

What skill level am I currently at?

What board will complement my height?

What is my Weight?

What type of waves will I opt to ride?

What budget am I working with?

As soon as you have answered all of these points, you will then need to perform the appropriate research into which designs of surfboards and their shapes will deliver a board that provides the proper answers to the prior questions.

Where is the best place to start? Look towards a comprehensive surfboard buyer’s guide. This links found at the bottom of this article can certainly help in guiding you to a page detailing much information on the various surfboards available. Such a guide will present shapes of boards, bottoms, and tails with clear, detailed information on the many characteristics of how these design differences affect a board and its performance. You will also discover the height and weight chart in the guides presents valuable assistance with picking the correct size.

As soon as you have decided on the form of board that will serve you best, it would not be a bad idea to explore some reviews. Surfboard reviews that will provide you with a real world view of how a particular model works (or fails to work) when you venture out on the waves. For example, it can be wonderful to know all the technical details on the way in which a particular tail shape may loosed up on the board when riding a wave. Be forewarned when the wrong combination of a tail shape and base shape are employed together the end result will be a surfboard that does not work effectively.

Once you have concluded performing the proper research and realize what kind of surfboard will work, it becomes time to buy a new board. Those that are new to surfing may wish to acquire a used one. Newbies put a lot of dings on their boards so why put a new board through such calamities?

The performance difference between a new and a used board with a few dings on it will not be noticeable to a beginner either. Have a look for a reasonable condition board that is within your budget. Many fantastic new and used surfboard bargains are available across the internet.

Here is to a little luck on your search. Once you find the right board for your needs, you will surely be able to maximize your enjoyment while out on the water.

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Patterson, Wade "Choosing The Perfect Beginners Surfboard." Choosing The Perfect Beginners Surfboard. 15 Jun. 2010. 5 Aug 2014 <>.

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