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I'm a beginning surfer, and I want a longboard.

  • How do I select one? How much should I pay?

  • What is good width and length, etc.?

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If you have never surfed before, avoid going for a really long one - they are very unweildy, can be difficult to get up to speed, and are a pain to carry back to the car when you are tired out :-)

As far as width goes - can you sit up comfortably on it? And can you fit it under your arm?

Islesurfboards in California have this chart, which is a pretty good starting point:

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Their website also gives a lot of info on all aspects of surfing.

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