I'm wondering if anybody has any opinions about what size soft board to get for my 5 year old this summer. I was looking to get a liquid shredder but just don't know what size to get. If I go by their sizing recommendations then I'd end up with a 4'2" board. My goal is to push him into shore break this summer but obviously if he could progress to paddling and getting in himself I just don't think a 4'2" would be the way to go. I'm leaning more towards the 6'4" or 7'5". So, anybody have any experience?
http://www.yomart.com/surface-6ft-so...surfboard.html that's what I would get, for sure. He could ride that for a few years, then I'd get him on a fun shape Pu board. Then around 9-11 years of age i'd get him a standard shortboard to fit his height.... thats if you want to teach your son to rip.
My sons first board was a surface. That thing was such a pain, if you left it in the sun at all it would delaminate and form this big blue bubble, lol. He learned on it but if the beater was around then I would have bought that instead. We have one and it is perfect, not too big not too small. The Surface board was heavy and even though it was soft it hurt him when he got hit with it. Here is a video I made years ago of him riding the surface, and yes that's me being a kook on the longboard in the beginning http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...8982680863603#.
Any board that is not pointy will do. But I've been using an
8'6" with my 8 year old daughter. It's easier to get them to
stand at first, if you let them stand on the board and wait for
the wave while they lean on your head. Attached (hopefully) is
a shot taken of us in Cape May last summer by a photographer
for the "Vacationer Magazine".