What is the Best Beginner surfboard for my child or spouse who wants to get into surfing?
So you have decided you’re going to buy a surfboard for your loved one. You already know a surfboard is the perfect gift one except for one detail, which one to get them? Let us help you out a bit in this article.
To start with most shoppers look at price first. This is a good way to go but price needs to be considered in conjunction with circumstance. I remember when my mom took me to buy my first guitar. The sales person gave her some great advice. She said, if your child is the type whom appreciates when you get him an expensive gift you should spend as much as you can afford. If he is that sort of child, he will cherish the gift because he knows know how hard you worked to earn the money to buy the gift.
If on the other hand if your child is the type that loves getting gifts from you so they can try something new then, just by the gift that is in the style the child needs and save your money now. Later, when he figures out if he is going to stick with the activity, you can to help him buy exactly what he wants.
This was sage advice for both me and my mom. I still play guitar to this day and still have that guitar my mom first purchased for me! It is not my nicest guitar but it was the nicest one she could afford at the time, and I really appreciated that she got it for me.
A well loved best seller for many years, the Waterhog mini-longboard bridges the gap between more performance oriented hybrid boards and a full size longboard. The board boasts low entry rocker for trimming and enough tail rocker to stay high performance. The bottom goes from flat entry with concave, to vee out the tail.
The HD Longboard Soft Surfboard is built for medium to medium plus surf. The board is big, 10ft x 25.5in x 3.2in, and a novice rider can weight as much as 230lbs. The board itself is moderately heavy at a weight of 17.5lbs. The HD has a soft vinyl outer skin and is not laminated so it cannot delaminate. Tech features like Gore-tex air expansion venting improve the “cool factor” of these boards. There is a one year non-Commercial use Warranty through Liquid Shredder. These are some of the boards often seen at rental shops. The light weight aluminum stringer system provides strength and rigidity. A removable three fin Thruster setup is included. The HD Model is toughened for durability and a perfect ride for Surf Camp or the beginning rider.
The 8ft Verve is a really good starter board. At 96” long x 23” wide x 3.7 thick and 74 liters of volume it weighs in at 15 pounds. Not too light but then again not too heavy. It is in many ways the PERFECT beginner board for pretty much anyone looking to start their Surf Journey. The manufacturer recommends beginner rider weights up to 180 pounds and experienced rider weight up to 220 pounds. This board is hightly durable and user friendly with soft foam and vacuum molded fiberglass epoxy construction. As for performance it is a great to starter board for small white wash up to moderate sets.
If you’re looking for a worry-free board, look no further. These board are simple but they rip! The PAINT series of boards are perfect first boards on which to learn. Sturdy enough to loan to friends PAINT boards offer a soft, durable finish and ease of use for new surfers. These are more than just beginner boards, the PAINT series was designed to perform, turning small waves into a rippable skatepark for advanced riders. With a cushy foam deck and pop-colored graphics, PAINT boards ensure you’ll have a comfortable ride and maximum fun.