We’re well into 2019, and for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that surfing season is right around the corner. Like any other sport, it helps to take a look at new products each year before going out and plying your trade. Surfers are no different, and a surfboard is the most important piece of gear we can buy. If you’ve been surfing the same board since the 80s and its still in good shape, by all means, stick with it! However, if you’re looking to pick up a new board this year, here’s a look at some of the top recommendations.
Top Overall Pick
Giantex 6-Foot Surfboard
This is our top pick this year. It’s a great option for younger surfers or adults who are just getting started in the sport. The board is made of extremely durable materials like an EPS core, deck, and foam top. The board boasts a hard-slick bottom so it will hold up to some serious beatings from the waves. Another reason it’s such a great option for beginners is its price tag. At only $80 it’s one of the best values you’re ever going to find when it comes to boards. The board’s fins are removable, which makes it very easy to transport and you can get it in a variety of colors.
Best Budget Pick
North Gear 6ft Surfing Thruster Surfboard
At only $85, this board is a close second to our top pick above, and it’s another great option for kids and beginning adults. It’s a very stable board, thanks to its EPS core and the foam top deck. You’ll get some serious speed with this model, thanks to the hard-slick bottom. The fins, traction pad, and leash are all removable, and you’ll need to put them on the first time you pull the board out of its box. Other than that, this thing is ready for the water!
Longboards have a loyal following, and they’re a great option for the surfer who is just starting out. The Wavestorm 8’ surfboard is a lightweight longboard that’s a breeze to ride. The board has a durable EPS core and a top that provides a textured grip so that you’ll stay in place. The board comes with a removable leash and trio of fins. It also makes a great board for larger surfers, as it will easily support over 200 pounds. As far as long boards go, this one is very reasonably priced at under $200.