How to Buy the Right Size Surfboard
Beginning surfers frequently buy too small of a surfboard when they buy their first board. We suggest that you rent surfboards until you get good enough to ride one that is 9 feet or less in length. Most surfboard rentals are around $20 a day whereas a new surfboard can cost between $500-$1,000. So for $500 you could get 25 days of surfboard rentals. In 25 days, you should be able to move down in size at least a 10 ft surfboard and so on.