Beginner Surfboard Guide

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Buying a beginner surfboard will allow you to save money on renting boards and help you to progress your surfing skills faster.

In this guide we will run you through everything you need to think about when buying your first surfboard.

While you may be tempted to dive straight in and buy a short board. Like you see all of the surfers out on the waves surfing. We wouldn’t advise it for your first beginner surfboard. You should start on a larger board.

This will allow you to catch waves easier than it would be to catch waves with a short board. Especially when you are just beginning.

The good news

When purchasing your first surfboard you can move away from the foam board you would have used in your surf lessons and onto a hard board.

A few things you need to consider

Firstly, you need to consider the length and width of the board. This will have a big impact on your surfing experience and can make it a lot easier for you when you are just starting out.

The wider and longer the board is, the more stability you will have for popping up and the easier it will be to build speed when you are paddling.

The length of your board is equally as important. You should be aiming to purchase a surfboard that is between 7ft and 9ft. Depending on your size. You also want to make sure the board has a wide nose for easy paddling and stability.

The second most important thing to consider is the thickness of the board.

You will be more buoyant on a thicker board and less buoyant on a thinner board.

As a beginner, you should opt for a thicker board so you are easily kept afloat in the water. If you go for a thinner board you may have to deal with sinking.

Now you are ready to purchase your first beginner surfboard!

 

See you in the water!

 

Surf Baja Mexico

With many trips to Northern Baja Mexico, Surf Baja Mexico are experts in surf guided travel into Northern Baja. The trained instructors and staff take you down to the best spots during the best time of the year.

In association with Pacific Surf School, Surf Baja Mexico offers surf camps and lessons in Northern Baja Mexico for you to experience an adventurous “learn to surf vacation.” We are excited to offer vacation surf adventures down to one of our favorite getaways, Baja Mexico. Learn to surf Baja Mexico from the best surf guides in San Diego. We will show you all the best surf spots based on your skill level. We also offer surf lessons and tips from professional surf instructors. Up your surfing experience with a guided surf trip to Baja Mexico and up your surfing game!

Pacific Surf School is extending our surf camps and lessons to Northern Baja Mexico for you to experience an adventurous “learn to surf vacation.” We are excited to offer vacation surf adventures down to one of our favorite getaways, Baja Mexico. Learn to surf Baja Mexico from the best surf guides in San Diego. We will show you all the best surf spots based on your skill level. We also offer surf lessons and tips from professional surf instructors. Up your surfing experience with a guided surf trip to Baja Mexico and up your surfing game!

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