what kind of board...beginner

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by trilogy surf, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. trilogy surf

    trilogy surf New Member

    Jun 7, 2007

    my parents finally are going to let me start surfing now that i graduated and am going into my freshmen year and im wondering what kind of board i should get

    heres my information

    age 14
    weight 115
    height 5'4

    ive been skim boarding for about 3 or 4 years now so my balance should be pretty good....any recomendations tips links will help my general area is west coast of florida but i constantly travel to the east coast of florida and travel to new york frequently
  2. WB/PIRATE Surfer

    WB/PIRATE Surfer Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2007
    Get a Fish thats about 6'0 that would be a good begginer board unless you are looking of a longboard.

  3. goin_retro

    goin_retro Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Go for a fellow Floridian.
    My first board was a 7' 0" Kechele. I believe the name is 'Pug Performance' (www.kechelesurfboards.com/). It is great in every condition and still one of my favorite boards to ride years later. I have taught many friends to ride on that board with great success. It is very versitle and may handle chop a little better than a fish would.
  4. surfinjws

    surfinjws Guest

    The type of board you should get depends on the type of waves you want to ride as well as you height and weight. If you've been skim boarding, you could probably handle a short board but I agree with everyone else, you should check out the fun shaped boards, or fishes (especially for the gulf coast). Check out what Waterboyz has to offer, they have a pretty decent shaper and are located in Pensacola, FL.
  5. bronelson

    bronelson Active Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    i would try and get a used bic or a nsp or any softtop board around 7 0
  6. surferslounge

    surferslounge New Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    new board

    I would try to get a cheap used board to mess around on first. Probably go with a larger board till you get down the basic of it all. Then go out and buy ur dream board