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What Surfboard Should I Get Quiz

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Deciding on which surfboard to get is a difficult decision, especially if you’re new to surfing. But don’t worry mi amigos… I’ve gone ahead and created this ‘What surfboard should I get quiz’ to help you out.

This quiz will recommend a surfboard that best fits your situation based on your height, weight and surfing experience. You’ll then be provided with a mega helpful link to find those exact surfboards right here in the blog store.

If you’re after a more in depth walkthrough of what else you need to consider when buying a surfboard – check out my ‘Surfboard Buying Guide

 

What Surfboard Should I Get Quiz

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What Surfboard Should I Get Quiz

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 5'6" - 6'0"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

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Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 6'0" - 6'6"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 6'6" - 7'0"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 6'10" - 7'0"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 7'4" - 8'0"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 7'10" - 8'6"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 8'4" - 9'0"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 8'10" - 9'6"

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Foam Surfboard
Recommended Size: 9'6"+

The best way to start is to start with the best. Foam surfboards are designed specifically for never surfed before beginners and are perfect for a number of reasons including; loads of volume, very durable and low cost. If you’ve ever seen a surf school at the beach, this is what they’ll be using – you cannot go wrong with this choice as a level 1.

>> Browse Foam Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 6'0" - 6'4"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

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Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 6'4" - 6'8"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 6'8" - 7'0"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 6'10" - 7'4"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 7'2" - 7'8"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 7'6" - 8'0"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 7'10" - 8'4"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 8'2" - 8'6"

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Mini Mal
Recommended Size: 8'6"+

The perfect choice for a level 2, having experienced the surfing basics and had success standing up on a foam surfboard the mini mal will certainly help progress your surfing skill set. With great volume offering stability whilst being smaller and lighter than a foam board, this is the ideal first ‘proper’ surfboard.

>> Browse Mini Mal Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 6'10" - 7'2"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 7'2" - 7'6"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 7'6" - 7'10"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 7'8" - 8'2"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 8'0" - 8'6"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 8'4" - 8'10"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 8'8" - 9'2"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 9'0" - 9'6"

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Longboard
Recommended Size: 9'6"+

The longboard is another worthy choice for both level 2 and level 3 surfers and is especially popular with heavier set riders. With more volume and wave catching ability in the board than a mini mal the length makes this is another great choice as a first ‘proper’ surfboard. Obviously this is the longest surfboard type so keep that in mind if you decide on this one.

>> Browse Longboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 6'4" - 6'6"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

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Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 6'6" - 6'8"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 6'8" - 6'10"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 6'8" - 7'0"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 6'10" - 7'2"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 7'0" - 7'4"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 7'2" - 7'6"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 7'4" - 7'8"

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Funboard
Recommended Size: 7'8"+

Offering level 3's a great balance between wave catching ability and manoeuvrability, the funboard is great for keeping that wave count up to continue improving your bottom turns. Performs well in a wide range of conditions so is a great addition to any surfboard quiver.

>> Browse Funboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 5'6" - 5'8"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 5'8" - 5'10"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 5'10" - 6'0"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 5'10" - 6'2"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 6'0" - 6'4"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 6'2" - 6'6"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 6'4" - 6'8"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 6'6" - 6'10"

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Fish
Recommended Size: 6'10"+

The fish offers level 3's a wider and more agile surfboard if you want to try the next step on from a funboard. They can still perform well in mushy conditions and the swallow tail creates two pivot points so allows for great manoeuvrability in both directions.

>> Browse Fish Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 5'6" - 5'8"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 5'8" - 5'10"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 5'10" - 6'0"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 5'6" - 5'10"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 5'8" - 6'0"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 5'10" - 6'2"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 6'0" - 6'4"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 6'2" - 6'6"

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Shortboard
Recommended Size: 6'6"+

The most common surfboard for surfers at level 4. Provides the highest level of performance in good conditions and is the most used surfboard in competitions. With a narrower shape and squarer tail then the fish, the shortboard generates great speed on a wave and is capable of rapid turns and cutbacks.

>> Browse Shortboard Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 6'10" - 7'2"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 7'2" - 7'6"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 7'6" - 7'10"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 7'8" - 8'2"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 8'0" - 8'6"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 8'4" - 8'10"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 8'8" - 9'2"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 9'0" - 9'6"

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

Surfboard Type:
Gun
Recommended Size: 9'6"+

There is really only one surfboard type you want under your feet if you’re surfing big waves, and that surfboard is the gun. With its narrow shape, long surface and large rocker it’s the perfect board for big drop ins and keeping speed up on a big wave.

>> Browse Surfboards <<

 

Summary

I hope you guys have found this surfboard quiz helpful.

It would be great to know in the comments what surfboards you were recommended. Please do check out my new ‘Surfboard Buying Guide’ post that gives a more in depth approach to what else you might need to consider before buying a surfboard.

If you’re still not sure whether to rent or buy a surfboard check out my ‘Rent vs Buy a Surfboard’ post.

 

Recommended next read: ‘Surfboard Buying Guide’

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