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Getting off the foamie – and onto your first “real” surfboard: what to look for

This is Part 2 of my three-part series on surfboard buying – what to look for when upgrading to your first “real” surfboard (i.e. something that is hard, whether it’s fibreglass or an epoxy pop-out). If you want to read Part 1 (what to look for when buying your first foamie surfboard), you can find it here. If you’re not quite sure whether you are ready to upgrade to a hardboard, have a read of Part 1 first.

For me, surfing is all about¬†progression – setting yourself goals, hitting them and seeing concrete evidence of your improvement. Or sometimes, backward decline (especially when you haven’t been able to spend enough time in the water *ahem*).

I think that the most visible (and exciting) marker of improvement for someone just starting out is upgrading to a new surfboard. So without further ado, below are some tips on how to approach buying your first “real” surfboard.¬† Continue reading “Getting off the foamie – and onto your first “real” surfboard: what to look for”