Known as a foamie surfboard, the soft boards are sized from 5'6” and upwards. For kids under 12, something around the 7ft mark is ideal. If they're on the taller side, something around 6'6” or 6'2” in a fish surfboard. These are perfect for aiding progression in the early stages of learning.
So, what type of surfboard is best for beginners?
Although, what is the best material for a surfboard? All surfboards will typically use fiberglass cloth, and the type of construction is determined by the type of resin and foam used in the core. Epoxy and expanded polystyrene (EPS) boards use resin, and PU boards use foam. Both of these methods also use fiberglass cloth.
Furthermore there, what size surfboard should I get for my child?
Soft surfboards or foamie surfboards (as they are also known) are sized from 5ft 6 upwards and we recommend something around 7' for kids of average size up to 12 years old. As they improve they might want to come down to something around 6ft 6 or 6ft 2 in a fish shape, which is easier to turn and so aids progression.
What do I need to know before buying a surfboard?
Tips on what to consider when making your first surfboard purchase.
Nothing Sexy. You wouldn't buy a Corvette for a kid just getting their driver's license. ...
Start Soft. If you're just getting into surfing for the first time a soft-top or foam surfboard is the way to go. ...
Go Long. ...
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Basic Beginner Soft Top Foam Surfboards for Kids-6' Guppy Pink-with 3 Rounded-Edge Soft-Top Surfboard Fins (Thruster Set) & Fin Screws, 6' Leash, and Easy Carry Handle with Widened Chest Area
The 6-foot Guppy surfboard is 72" x 21" x 3" with 40L of volume and supports riders up to 100 lb
All Guppy boards have 2 full-length wooden light weight stringers, which keep the boards strong, and a closed cell EPS foam core to prevent water absorption (unlike most beginner boards)
The Guppy is great for small kids and pre-teens because its thickness makes it easy to paddle and catch waves
The Guppy's wide chest area makes pop ups a breeze, and its 3" round rails make it very buoyant and stable in smaller surf
Each board also includes a 6 foot leash, EZ carry handle, and 3 safe, rounded-edge soft-top surfboard fins (thruster set) and fin screws
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Giantex Surfboard, 6 Ft Stand Up Surfing Board w/ 3 Detachable Fins, Safety Leash, Non-Slip Lightweight Foam Surfboard for Kids, Teenager, Adults (White)
🏄 [3 Detachable Fins & Arc Linear Design ] The foam surfboard with 3 detachable fins can help to control speed and direction, providing great flexibility to accommodate different wave conditions. Moreover, the arc linear buffer design can provide extreme stability during surfing.
🏄 [ High Quality & Nondeformable Materials ] Made of durable EPE deck, EPS core and PP bottom, our surfboard provide a strong buoyancy and weight capacity. It has good impact resistance and wear resistance, making it difficult to deform and suitable for long-term use.
🏄 [ Safety Leash ] The scientifically designed safety leash provides a good traction experience that enhances safety and stability during surfing. It also helps your body steadily attached to the board and prevent it from drifting away. Besides, the leash can be freely adjusted to achieve your maximum comfort.
🏄 [ Wonderful Water Activities ] Our 6 ft surfboard will provide you with a wonderful summer! It can help you exercise your muscles and bring you a healthy life. In addition, it can be used for various water activities such as surfing, fishing, water yoga, sunbathing and so on.
🏄 [ Widely Use ] This surfboard with lightweight and ergonomic design is ideal for kids, adults, beginners and experienced surfers. In addition, our surfboard can be used to enjoy wonderful and exciting water experience in the sea, beach, river, swimming pool and water park.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Giantex 6' Surfboard Surfing Surf Beach Ocean Body Foamie Board with Removable Fins, Great Beginner Board for Kids, Adults and Children
🏄【Durable Construction】 Made of durable top foam and slick HDPE high speed bottom. It is a strong and responsive bottom skin that adds stiffness and maximizes board speed. This surfboard has durable foam top, EPE deck, EPS core and PP hard slick bottom.
🏄【Colorful Surfboard】 This surfboard is designed with free leash and transaction pad which is comfortable and convenient to use. With this board, beginners can enjoy wonderful surfing experience.
🏄【Removable Fins Design】 Fish tail gives the board more hold and traction, provides more surface area from rail to rail, and allows for planning speed and lift. Also the removable fins makes the surfboard easy for you to transport.
🏄【Widely Use】 This surfboard is ideal for kids adults and children beginners.Item Dimension:72'' X 20'' X 3''(L X W X Thickness), Please check the suitable size before buying.
🏄【Convenient Use】 Simple assembly is required according to the instruction included. Note: Please consider the weight capacity before using the surfboard. If you have any quality problem, please feel free to contact us, we will reply to you within 24 hours.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Own the Wave 37" Bodyboard with Coiled Leash and Swim Fin Straps - HDPE Slick Bottom and EPS Core - Boogieboard for Kids and Adults - Perfect for Surfing and Beach (Pink/Mint Green)
The ‘Beach Attack Pack’ comes with a Super lightweight Own the Wave ‘WAVE WEAPON’ BodyBoard, Own the Wave’s PREMIUM coiled bodyboard leash ($16.99 on its own), and a set of fin tethers to make sure you don't lose your swim fins in the waves. The PREMIUM coiled leash will keep your board attached to you at all times. PLEASE NOTE: Pack includes 1 bodyboard, 1 leash and 2 fin savers. Leash and Fin savers are at the very bottom of the board wrapped in a tight bundle underneath the plastic wrapping.
HDPE Slick bottom to intensify the performance driven by the board. It does not only add strength, but it also makes the bodyboard a resistance-free riding for improved speed and maneuverability. Its EPS core, bottom rear channels is for great execution and a crescent tail to enhance it more. Choose your best-loved colour and use the size chart (on the pictures) to know what will suit you.
You will be receiving your purchase together with printed instructions written by us (with photos of course!) on how to install your leash and use your fin tethers. We'll also tell you how to look after your WAVE WEAPON Body Board by leaving the board 'white side up' when in the sun. (This is the same for ALL 'soft' surfboards, Body-boards and SUP's as this stops air pressure building up within the board).
Buy with complete confidence, as all our products are stored and shipped quickly and reliably to you. All Own the Wave products are 100% guaranteed -- if it doesn't deliver what it is supposed to at any time within 12 MONTHS of purchase, it will be replaced or you'll be refunded -- your choice!
Thank you for looking at a product from our store, Surf and Snow Warehouse. We are a small family business that ONLY sells what we know and love -- water sports gear. We know our products, use our products, and stand behind them 100%. We are known for the great product support, advice and after-sales service we provide -- so if you have ANY questions about any of our products, please just ask.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Goplus Super Bodyboard Body Board EPS Core, IXPE Deck, HDPE Slick Bottom with Leash
🌊High-quality & Durable Materials - The surface of our bodyboard is the XPE deck, which has good impact resistance and durability. EPS core is weather resistant, waterproof and shock absorbing. And the high-density polyethylene slick bottom adds stiffness and increases speed, projection and ideal flexibility.
🌊Strong Buoyancy & Light Weight - Strong buoyancy and sturdy construction give ourbody board a strong load-bearing capacity. It is not easily deformed and faded and can be used for a long time. The light weight makes it easy to carry, so you can take it wherever you go.
🌊With Leash & Wrist Rope - The scientifically designed leash position provides a good traction experience that enhances safety and stability during surfing. The wristband can be put on the wrist or ankle to prevent the surfboard from being lost. You can freely adjust the tightness of the wristband for maximum comfort.
🌊Dynamic Design - The body board has 60/40 rails, rear channels, and a crescent tail, which are suitable for all kinds of waves. And it's easy to control and can increase your speed and strength. You can easily stand or lie on it to meet your different needs.
🌊Wonderful Surfing Experience - On the hot summer days, you can use our body board to enjoy wonderful and exciting surfing experience in the sea, beach, river, swimming pool and water park. Exquisite patterns and bright colors give you the best surfing fun. It can help you relax and exercise your back and abdomen muscles.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
Wavestorm 8' Surfboard, Sunburst Graphic
Soft Foam Construction Classic Surfboard, strong EPS core with 3 stringer system
Soft WBS-IXL ( Water Barrier Skin ) crosslink top deck and rails High Density (HDPE) Polyethylene slick bottom skin Exclusive New Sun Burst Color Graphic art deck
Included removable bolt thru fins ankle leash traction pad
Dimensions 8' x 22 1/2" x 3 1/4" Weight 11.5 lbs
Volume 86 liters
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Poolmaster Swimming Pool Underwater Surf Board, Blue
For underwater surfing and on-the-water play
Curved surfboard design for optimal balancing underwater
Soft, durable foam helps resist cracks and breaks
Lightweight and resists water absorption
Three colors: red, green, Blue
Measures approximately 29" x 10.5" x 2"
Recommended for ages 8+
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Sunlite Sports Kids Swim Kickboard, Swimming Training Pool Float for Light Water Exercise, Made of Durable Compressed Foam, Kids Boogie Board for Pool Play, Blue (0110/1010SS/1020SS)
[High-Quality Material] Made of compressed foam, Sunlite Sports Swim Kickboard is built with remarkable durability that will last. Play wholeheartedly with our board without worries.
[Skateboard-Like Design] Our kickboard is shaped as a skateboard that signifies energy, sunshine, and fun. Use our kickboard as a training aid, dive in, and swim with this dynamic-looking product!
[Training Aid] Perfect swimming training prop for kids learning swimming or just having fun in the water. With a swimming board that helps to immobilize arms, kids can focus on practicing the kicking.
[Assorted color variations] We offer Pink, Red, Blue, Orange, and Green. Choose the one that suits your personality!
[Recommended Ages] Perfect for ages 7 and up.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Wavestorm 8ft Surfboard // Foam Wax Free Soft Top Longboard for Adults and Kids of All Levels of Surfing, Multi (WS18SRF104BSH)
Soft foam construction Classic surfboard, strong EPS core with 3 Stringer System
Soft webs-IXL water Barrier skin crosslink top deck and rails high density HDPE polyethylene Slick bottom skin exclusive brushed color graphic art deck
Included removable bolt thru fins ankle leash traction pad and soft board sock cover for protection
Dimensions 8' x 22 1/2 x 3 1/4 Weight 11. 5 lbs
Volume 86 liters suggested weight capacity up to 200lbs
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Bo-Toys Body Board Lightweight with EPS Core (BLUE, 33-INCH)
Body Board Lightweight with EPS core, Heat lamination Technology, offers impact strength durability, Lightweight & Rigid. More maneuverability, and increased speeds and strength.
DURABLE CONSTRUCTION : HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) super slick bottom with channels and a crescent tail.
Compact feeling and water resistant for all wave conditions. 60/40 rails allow for more maneuverability and skills.
Include Pro Quality leash with wristband to keep board nearby.
33" board, Stylish design, bright colors (red, blue and pink) for you to choose , offer best surfing fun. Ready for hours of fun at the beach, river, or water-park. TOTAL ASSURANCE - When you receive a Bo Toys product, if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know. We will respond promptly and professionally in order to fix any problems the product may have, if you received a faulty item, we will replace it immediately.
The short answer is yes, you should be surfing on a foam board. Whether you're getting ready to buy your first surfboard or you've lost count of how many boards you've owned, a soft top surfboard offers insane fun for surfers of every skill level.
As a general rule of thumb, the right surfboard for an intermediate surfer is usually one palm higher than his height. If you ride small-to-medium sized waves, you can always pick a longboard or a funboard/malibu.
Epoxy resin can be as much as 35% stronger than the resin used on a fiberglass board. ... An epoxy surfboard has better buoyancy than a fiberglass board, making it easier to paddle, float, and ultimately catch waves, making them a great choice for those surfers just starting out.
It's a common thought that it's the resin – the top-layer of the board – that turns yellow. However, most poly resins used in surfboard construction have a UV filter additive. ... Resin will also yellow over time, but not as fast as foam exposed to direct sunlight.
There will be foam attached to it and you can test the polyester resin on the foam that comes off with it. Just mix a small batch of polyester resin and see if it melts the foam. If it melts then it is likely polystyrene foam and if not then go ahead and fix it as it is polyurethane foam.
When children are between 4 and 7 years old you can introduce games that invite the development of motor skills such as running or jumping. At 8 or 9 years old, children can be introduced to the sport, always continuing with the games, but already familiar with the tables and the waves…
A beginner's surfboard may cost you between $380 and $1,030 or more. There's no need to purchase a professional or brand name surfboard at the beginning of your journey. You will only wear it out as you gain experience. You may even find that surfing isn't for you, so don't waste your money in the beginning.
So essentially if you like make tight turns and surf nearer the pocket a shortboard shape is a good option. ... There are so many shortboard designs out there, depending on the waves you surf the rocker and outline are generally adapted.
Longboards and funboards are both excellent options for beginner surfboards. ... A longboard is for the surfer who wants an easy, stable ride that can be enjoyed all the time, even when the conditions in the water are small.
Surfing is definitely a huge rush and it's a lot like snowboarding, once you get the basics down. The first thing you're going to realize is that it is a lot harder than snowboarding to learn. It takes longer to learn and even longer to get good. But hey; anything worth doing takes practice, right?