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The Rock-itt : January 2010
New Year's Resolution -- 'I'm gonna learn to surf...' So you've decided this year is your year to learn to surf. You get a couple of lessons, you're standing upandnowyouwanttobuya board..... What to buy?? Here is a little guide to surfboard design that might just help... The Mini-Mal -- ideal for Beginners to Advanced Mini-mal surfboards are perfect for the person who likes the paddle power and cruisey style of a longboard but wants more manoeuvrability. Easier to carry and manage out in the water but with all the surfing ease of a longboard. Great for adults looking for a great beginner's board or the experienced longboarder needing something more manoeuvrable. Expect to pay $250+ for a 2nd Hand one or $500+ for a new one. The Longboard -- ideal for Beginners to Advanced The longboard or Malibu surfboard is a modern version of what was ridden when the sport started back in the Hawaiian Islands. Paddle into whatever you want and hang ten all the way to the beach. Very popular boards, easy to start on and always fun in most waves. Fish Surfboards -- ideal for Beginner to Advanced Ideal for surfing small waves as these boards are usually shorter but wider and thicker. They usually have a swallow tail design and a 2, 3 or 4 fin setup. Fish used to be the small wave board for advanced surfers but now many designs can be the preferred choice for people learning to surf. Fish allow learners to progress beyond the turning limitations of a mini-mal surfboard or a longboard. They are also popular The Mini-Mal board The Longboard