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.