As a surf school, we are committed to providing our students with the best equipment and instruction to help them learn to surf and enjoy the sport. Part of this commitment is selecting the right surfboards for our students, based on their level, needs, and preferences. In this article, we will explain our process for choosing surfboards for our students and the criteria we consider in this process.
- Beginner vs. advanced: The first factor we consider when choosing a surfboard for a student is their level of experience and ability. For beginners, we typically select surfboards that are large, stable, and easy to ride, with a forgiving and comfortable construction. These surfboards provide a good platform for learning basic surfing skills, such as paddling, popping up, and wave-catching. For advanced students, we may choose surfboards that are smaller, faster, and more maneuverable, with a more responsive and performance-oriented construction. These surfboards allow students to develop their surfing technique and style, and to challenge themselves in different surfing conditions.
- Individual needs and preferences: In addition to their level of experience, we also consider our students’ individual needs and preferences when choosing a surfboard. This may include factors such as height, weight, foot size, and surfing goals. For example, a taller and heavier student may need a larger and more buoyant surfboard, while a shorter and lighter student may prefer a smaller and more agile surfboard. We also take into account the personal preferences of our students, such as their preferred surfing style, wave type, and board shape. Considering these factors, we can provide our students with a surfboard that fits them well and matches their surfing goals.
- Quality and reliability: Another important factor we consider when choosing a surfboard for our students is the quality and reliability of the surfboard. As a surf school, we want to provide our students with surfboards that are well-made, durable, and safe, and that will provide a good surfing experience. We carefully evaluate the materials, construction, and design of the surfboards we offer, and we only select those that meet our standards for quality and reliability. We also maintain our surfboards regularly, checking for dings, cracks, or other damage, and we replace them when necessary to ensure that our students have the best equipment for their surfing lessons.
In conclusion, choosing the right surfboards for our students is a key part of our mission as a surf school. By considering their level, needs, and preferences, as well as the quality and reliability of the surfboards, we can provide our students with the best equipment and instruction for learning to surf and enjoying the sport. With the right surfboard, our students can progress quickly, have fun, and experience the thrill and freedom of riding the waves.
Here’s a small video of our head instructor explaining how we choose surfboards for our students.