Surf Gear: Best Surfboards for Beginner Surfers
When starting out on your future career as a pro surfer, you need the right surf gear, namely a surfboard, to suit your ability level or progression can be inhibited rather than sped up.
When looking for a beginner surfboard, always remember, a foam board is definitely your friend. Hard top boards are available, but these are best left until you have found your feet on a board; foam boards are largely designed so that you can fall off with minimal risk of unwanted injuries from a hard top board. The large volume of foam boards make them float better, in turn making them easier to catch waves on, and giving them more stability when you ride them.
Size wise, the bigger the board the faster you will be able to paddle on it, so the more waves you will catch, and the faster you will progress. Larger boards are again considerably more stable and easier to keep your balance on than smaller boards.