Surfboards come in many shapes, sizes and designs so it is important that you know the type of board you are looking for. Check out the size guide to see what board is right for your size and surfing ability. Thinking of buying second hand? We have a great buyers guide that covers all you need to know to make sure you get a great deal.
A few important factors worth considering - your weigh, your surfing standard, what waves you will be surfing regularly and what board looks the coolest. (Just kidding about the last one)
We've got lots of information to help you make the right decision when buying a surfboard. If you have any specific questions, post them on the surf hardware forum, where our knowledgeable members will help you out.
If you are unsure about what the various parts of a surfboard are called, take a look at this article. It's aimed at anyone completely new to a surfboard. You'll soon understand what the terms deck, nose, tail, rails, and stringer all mean.
Learn about the bottom of the surfboard, what fin boxes are, and the different bottom contours available.
If you are a beginner, take a look at this introductory guide which explores the type of board that you should look to purchase.
If you are keen to buy a new surfboard, here's a board buying guide. It covers what to look out for, tips for buying online or at a surf shop.
A second hand surfboard is a great option for a first board. They are cheaper than a new one (obviously) and with some careful shopping you can get yourself a great board. The second hand board guide details what you need to know.
Learn about the main dimensions of a surfboard. Length, width, thickness and rocker.
This size guide should help you find the right board based on your surfing experience, intended time in the water, and the type of board you intent to buy.
There are a number of different tail shapes. These shapes affect how a surfboard will perform. Choose a tail shape that suits your style, and the type of waves that you'll be surfing.
As with the tail shape, rail shapes play a part in the performance of the board. This article describes the different between hard and soft rails, and different types of rail description.