Soft surfboards were originally use by surf schools to teach people how to surf with a safe board that would not harm the student if they fall off. Now the foam surfboard has become a great family surfboard to either take to the beach in the summer time or for the more advanced surfer that still wants to have fun and ride waves when the surf is smaller. A foam surfboards price has become very affordable over the past few years due to more people wanting to get in the water and have fun. The benefits of it's construction is that it has really good volume in the board which means it will catch waves with ease. It will also remain stable giving you time to get to your feet and enjoy your surfing. It makes the learning curve in riding a wave so much shorter than if you had bought a traditional mini mal board. Saying that a mini mal does allow you to progress further in the long run as it will turn better than a foam board. So you can choose either root to start you out in the fine sport of surfing.
What First Surfboard Should I Buy?
The choices are really good these days as not only can you buy a traditional mini mal such as the Cortez or Bic Surfboards which have a very hard wearing construction. These beginner surfboards are basically designed so that even if you ride them into the sand by accident you would not break them like a fibre glass board would. Beginner boards are also light and have good volume and width for catching lots of waves. The really good thing about mini mals is that you can progress on them and end up performing progressive turns.
The soft surfboard range is even safer than mini mals as due to there soft decks even if you fall off and it hits you the soft design ensure you do not harm yourself. They even come with plastic soft fin systems even if you run someone over you are not going to cause them anywhere near the damage a traditional system would. This is why they are so good for the family that wants a board you can all use down the beach. Certainly if your not looking to surf in the winter months this would be the board to go for. Soft boards are also used in surf schools and surf clubs so you will be using the chosen equipment to have loads of fun in the water.