Below are the last 80 forum topics posted on the GlobalSurfers message board.

Posting a new Topic:

You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.

You don't need to register
to post a new question or answer excisting ones

Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school.
Go to and list your business there for free.


The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 17 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!


Topic: Surfboard for a beginner...

Views: 2579

replies: 7



Posted in

England England


Surfboard for a beginner...

« on: August 17 2004 13:08:00 »

Having done a couple of lessons and read a bit about it I get the impression I could do with a 9'ft "foamie" board. Problem is unless I am looking for the wrong thing noone seems to stock them. What sort of brands/prices should I be looking at?



RE: Surfboard for a beginner...

« Reply #1 on: August 20 2004 13:08:00 »

No, no, no!  A huowge foamie board is only good for your first lesson or two, you'll be progressing off it far too quick.  Main thing you need is something buoyant and stable, minimals are pretty good, expensive, but you'll get your money back when you resell it.  Just go into a decent surf shop and speak to whoever's in there, if they're any good they'll set you up with the right board for you. Good luck!



RE: Surfboard for a beginner...

« Reply #2 on: September 08 2004 18:09:00 »

get a large bic/nsp board!


arse monkey

RE: Surfboard for a beginner...

« Reply #3 on: November 18 2004 14:11:00 »

when i went to zumma jay they tried 2 sell me a 6'2 truster 2 start off with. ur better of starting on a long board cus they're stable



RE: Surfboard for a beginner...

« Reply #4 on: November 25 2004 16:11:00 »

Hey there,

Def go for a longbord, 9'1 or a 10ft Bic is usually a good bet. Very bouyant and you can walkies, hang ten on it when your bit more experienced.



RE: Surfboard for a beginner...

« Reply #5 on: January 07 2005 04:01:00 »

Go for a 7'6 mini mal, there basicly like a fomie size but will keep you surfin for a lot longer before you need to get a smaller one, and you can always keep it for flat days.



RE: Surfboard for a beginner...

« Reply #6 on: February 14 2005 10:02:00 »

Ok. Depending on your height/weight/experience heres what I suggest: 5'2-5'8 get a 7'8"x21x2 1/2 mini mal keeping it wide in the tail. 5'9 - 6'0 get a 7'8"x21 1/2 x 2 3/4 mini mal and any bigger get an 8'. If you are heavy build always go that little bigger so the board has more corkiness in the water. When you are learning, width is very important because it gives you stability and increased volume making it easier to paddle into waves early. It all depends where you want to direct your surfing. Do you aspire to a shortboard? Longboard? Mini mal for life?

Or view more England surf / travel topics here

Looking for surf spots in England ?

surf atlas