- 1. Giantex 6′ Surfboard
- 2. Wavestorm 8′ Classic Surfboard
- 3. THURSO SURF Aero 7 ft Kids Soft Top Surfboard
- 4. Catch Surf Wave Bandit EZ Rider 7’0″ Short Surf Board
- 5. 7ft Ruccus by South Bay Board Co.
If you are looking to get into surfing, there are a lot of ways you can learn but the most important thing you can have is the right board to learn on. A board that is too narrow, too thin or too short will have a negative impact on your learning curve and it will impact the way you learn, how many waves you can catch and how far you’ll ride them. In addition to that, your balance might be impacted as well.
Keeping that in mind, you are going to want to start with a board that has some girth and length. On the other hand, too much of either of one of the attributes will make your starter board too difficult to handle or too big.
The funboard is your answer for starting your surfing journey and if you are here, you are probably already aware of the benefits or have heard about them. A funboard has a wide, round nose like a longboard. Because of this, the funboard is less likely to catch under the water which will cause riders to fall while turning. They are thick and wide like a longboard and have great buoyancy. They are still short enough to help you learn to maneuver the board. They are usually between 6 and 8 feet.
Now that you know what you want, we wanted to help your research process by offering a list of some of the best funboards of 2019. These are all highly rated and are some of our favorites. We hope this list will help make your buying decision a little bit easier. Enjoy.
Giantex 6′ Surfboard
The Giantex 6′ Surfboard is a great starter board that can be had for under $70. It offers the surfer a slick HDPE high speed bottom and a durable top foam. The bottom skin is responsive and strong which means there will be added stiffness and the board will be fast. It is perfect for adults and kids. Not only is it functional but the cool designs on it will have people looking at you from across the beach. It has a removeable fin design which makes the board easy to transport so you can play anywhere you go.
– Construction is durable and meant for starters. Made of a tough topo foam and high speed, slick bottom. EPE deck and EPS core with a PP hard slick bottom
– Get a free leash and traction pad to make this board convenient and comfortable
– Removeable fin design
Wavestorm 8′ Classic Surfboard
The Wavestorm 8′ Classic Surfboard is a great longboard to begin with and it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get started. Wavestorm is one of the most well-known surfing brands and they have been making great surfing products for many years now.
This 8 foot board is one of the bestselling and performing surfboards for starters on the market these days. It is lightweight, soft and easy to handle. Year after year this company has improved on this board to make it the perfect balance of performance and quality. This board comes with a durable EPS core and three marine-ply stringers. It also has a durable EBS IXL soft crosslink top deck with a grip that is textured to keep you stable on the board.
– Comes with traction pad, fin set and removable ankle leash
– The weight capacity is 200 pounds
– Has a high density slick bottom skin
– Has a textured traction pad
– Made in the United States
THURSO SURF Aero 7 ft Kids Soft Top Surfboard
The Thurso Surf Aero 7 ft Kids Soft Top Surfboard Foam Surfboard Package comes with three fins, a double stainless steel swivel leash, an IXPE deck, EPS core and HDPE slick bottom with build in non-slip deck grip. For just around $200, you and your family can learn to surf on this great beginner board. You might need to add a little wax because of the slick top but have the grip pad on the back will be helpful in that manner.
One of the best things about this company is that they want you to be happy with your product. With a 100% guarantee, if you aren’t happy with anything about this product, they will refund your money or send you a new board for free.
– Soft top beginner board
– Comes with three fins
– 6’ high quality double stainless steel swivels
– Triple rail saver angle leash
– Max rider weight is 210 lbs.
– Designed with a focus on glide and stability
Catch Surf Wave Bandit EZ Rider 7’0″ Short Surf Board
The 7’0” Catch Surf Wave Bandit EZ Rider is another top of the line starter board for those looking to learn how to surf. This is called the “Easy Rider” for a reason. From shred master to first timers, this is one of the best boards you can have to g you started. You’ll be styling down the line in no time and then when you’re at the point where you are comfortable, you can upgrade or continue to shred on this board.
These boards are made in California by real surfers who know what it’s like to be out on the water catching waves. These boards give you max quality and performance for a price that won’t break the bank.
– Great for beginners and advanced surfers with a fun egg shape
– Double maple wood stringers
– Surfboard has an EPS core
– Pop through TPU 4.5 inch tri fin design
– Needs surf wax for grip
– 7 feet x 22 inches x 3.125 inches
7ft Ruccus by South Bay Board Co.
The 7’ Ruccus by South Bay Board Co. is a fantastic board for all skill levels of surfing. This is the entry level of SBBC’s soft top surfboards and they are designed to be the most durable, cleanest and best value soft top boards for 2019. They are incredibly fun and made for beginners. It’s stable and has great maneuverability which means it’s nice for anyone that isn’t a pro.
– 7’ Rishu surfboard leash
– Screw in fin set
– IXPE foam deck that is was free fingerprint textured
– Bottom deck is made with slick HDPE hard plastic
– Beginner friendly with a focus on fun and stability