Advice by Sport
Choosing the right surfboard is essential if you want to progress and improve while having fun. Especially if you are a beginner! Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced surfer, read on for tips on finding the right board for your level and your practice…
You should choose your surfboard based on three criteria: your body type, your skill level and the type of waves you are surfing
Choosing the right surfboard is essential if you want to get out there and start enjoying yourself quickly. Foam or resin (hard) surfboard? Longboard or shortboard? 6’0, 7’0, 8’0 or 8’6: What do they all mean and what size should I choose? Follow our guide and choose the right surfboard for you!
You have just started surfing or only surf a few times a year, during your holidays or a surf trip. You stay where you can touch the bottom, in very small waves or broken waves. You surf for the pleasure of being in the water and for the feeling you get from it. You often fall off during your sessions. We have designed for you a wide range of surfboards to suit all body types, so that you can safely hone your skills.
You surf regularly. During your sessions, you paddle out to the line-up and duck dive if you are on a shortboard or turtle roll on a longboard to get out the back and then surf waves of less than one metre. You successfully take off most of the time and manage to follow the wave and even do a bit of pumping to generate speed. We have designed a range for you to suit your practice.
You surf intensively, it's your favourite sport. During your sessions, you paddle out to the line-up and duck dive if you are on a shortboard or turtle roll on a longboard to get out the back. You show commitment in powerful waves of more than one metre. You are able to surf all types of waves, carving tight turns or sweeping lines. We have designed a range for you to suit your intensive practice and your body type.
Whatever your level, the foam surfboard deserves a place in your quiver!
Beginner surfers, the foam surfboard is the board you need. It gives you the volume you need to paddle, catch waves more easily and help you take off. Once you are up on the board, it will help you keep your balance and is forgiving of the most common mistakes.
Intermediate surfers, our foam surfboards are designed to accompany you as you progress. They let you travel across the wave, catch more hollow waves and therefore gain speed.
Advanced surfers, a foam surfboard gives you the opportunity to surf mushy summer waves and beach breaks without the risk of injuring other surfers or yourself.
A long-lasting surfboard
Foam is a soft and durable material that does not ding, split or crack.
An easy-to-use surfboard
A stable and accessible surfboard with plenty of volume to make paddling easier for catching small waves.
Foam surfboard for maximum safety
The foam absorbs shocks if you fall after a bad manoeuvre.
When you start surfing, it is best to choose a board with plenty of volume. The more there is, the easier it is to paddle and the faster you will go on the wave. These large boards are buoyant and therefore stable, helping you to stand up after you take off. The size of the board is proportional to your weight/height. The heavier you are, the longer, wider and thicker the board should be. Pay attention when choosing it: dimensions are given in feet (1 foot = 30.48 cm).
You surf hollow waves
Winter brings with it more serious conditions: bigger and more hollow waves. It is best to choose a short and responsive board: a shortboard. It feels like a skateboard under your feet, perfect for carving, riding barrels and doing all the manoeuvres you want.
You surf mushy waves
Summer is often synonymous with small, weak waves. But don't let that stop you from surfing! Get yourself a mini-mal or longboard and catch every wave going, surf long lines or even noseride!
You surf broken waves
You are definitely in the learning stage. Depending on your body type, the entire range of foam surfboards is for you!