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  1. Surf’s Up Online as Surfboarding Life Launches with Reviews, Guides, and More | SproutNews
    August 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am

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  2. Tyler Meredith
    October 20, 2016 @ 12:05 am

    It’s interesting to read about some of the common types of surfboards such as longboards and fishboards. I’ve been wanting to get my son a surfboard as he wants to start surfing but I’m not sure what kind. I think that getting him a funboard could be a good way to compromise between a longboard and shortboard so he can learn what he wants more. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michael
      October 20, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

      Hi Tyler,
      Good to hear from you, happy you liked the post.

      Funboards really do make for a great learning boards. Both the fish surfboard and the funboard fall into the category of surfboards known as a “hybrid”. Surfers with a “quiver of boards” also find them to be a good way to add some variety to the way they normally surf. This is great if you are buying someone a first board because they will likely use their funboard even after they become somewhat experienced and buy additional boards.

      These boards work well in many surf conditions, from the small and mushy to the head high. The extra width in the shape makes fundboards relatively stable and more forgiving. As a new surfer, your son will appreciate this feature in a funboard.

      Another thing to consider when deciding between a longboard, funboard and fishboard is that funboards have the thickness and width of a longboard but riders typically can not turn as quickly on a funboard as they would on a shorter board. Many believe this feature makes the funboard best combination for beginners (versus a longboard or fishboard) since funboards blend the wide, rounded nose and thickness of the longboard but still remains light and short enough for maneuverability.

      Finally as a parent, it is good to know however funboards are not often the envy of the “in crowd” or the “cool kids”. Sometimes this can be a problem for younger people wanting to get into surfing but fearing they will not look cool enough in the water or on the beach. But because these boards are very functional for surfers with limited skills, new surfers really get the most bang for your buck with a funboard!

      Let us know what you decide to buy in the end? And, please know if you shop via our site, we really appreciate it. Doing so allows us to continue to bring you interesting content like the post above!

      Happy Surfing
      Michael and the Surfboarding Life Crew

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