Now that you’ve gotten the basics of surfing down you’re ready to get a sturdier board. Soft foam boards are great for beginners but they lack the punch for pulling off the moves that require perfect timing and maneuverability.
When you feel you are ready to graduate to the next level of surfboards there are a few things to keep in mind. First is that you shouldn’t be afraid of getting a used surfboard. If the board floats and all of its parts are intact then you should have no problem maintaining a pre-owned surfboard in like-new condition. Second is that if money is an issue you can certainly find some surfboards just a couple of years old that are a good price.
When you look for a more advanced surfboard you will want to find one that is made of epoxy resin or fiberglass rather than foam. Some surfboards will also have fins to help guide the board better in the water and shorter boards are used for extreme maneuverability and quick movements. Here is a basic guide to some of the best surfboards for advanced and experienced surfers.
Isle Surfboards is one of the most trusted and well-known brands of new surfboards in the business. Their fish surfboards come in many sizes and weights to accommodate any surfer. With four fins on the Quadzilla fish surfboard there are speedier runs just waiting for you on the waves.
For around $300 you can have a surfboard around six feet in length made of epoxy resin that will cut through the water and give you added stability. These strong boards can take whatever you dish out.
New Surf Project
Another great epoxy surfboard company is New Surf Project. Their short boards are durable, super strong, and can hold just about any weight. Starting at six feet and going up to six feet, six inches, these boards are the ultimate in maneuverability and quick movements on the waves.
New Surf Project boards come in four basic colors and are sold by Surf Industries in the United States for around $300. There are other models from which to choose if you want a fish surfboard as well.
Steve Walden is one of the foremost builders of top surfboards. His boards are on the higher end of the price spectrum but are worth every penny according to many of the best surfers in the world. If you want a surfboard made by a surfer with decades of experience then Walden is the one for you.
Their Magic Model short boards epitomize great surfboards made of sturdy materials that get the results you want after you master the basics of surfing. The Retro Wing Swallowtail model sells for just over $600 and is perfect for advanced surfers who want to ride big waves.