Choosing The Right Board

Presented by Sun and Surf Products

Over the last 10 years working at Noosa Learn to Surf School coaching beginners and intermediate surfers, I have helped hundreds of people get the right kind of board for their particular height, weight and ability. From small kids to large adults all with the same goal in mind, to get out there and have the most fun !

Once a beginner surfer has learnt the basics of surf safety, positioning on the board, paddling, pressing up properly (probably the most key factor to stand up success) the right technique for feet placement, body torque, using arms for balance and direction etc, etc.. No matter how much we teach someone, without the right board for them its useless. For a normal size adult we teach on 9ft. Soft Malibu G boards, for smaller light weight kids an 8ft. G Mal’. The key is to have good amount of height , width and thickness. The bigger, wider and thicker the more flotation, more stability to start with to find your balance to stand up success. Read more