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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 #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 »
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?