Soft, foam surfboards are the best surfboards for beginners of all ages who want to learn and progress quickly in surfing.
In reality they are also much more than that because simply defining them as surfboards for beginners is somewhat simplistic. Nowadays there are more and more experienced surfers who use soft boards, sponges, on many occasions for various reasons. Some surfers use the soft when there is a lot of crowding in the water and so they rightly want to avoid bad accidents. Many surfers, even experienced surfers, use them when conditions are not ideal for their favorite shortboard or simply when they just want to catch some waves and relax, stress free and have fun. Sonot just surfboards for beginners but really easy, fun and safe surfboards for everyone ... and in this article we focus precisely on choosing the right model and size for the soft surfboard for a beginner .
Yes, because whether we are talking about soft surfboards or not, the doubt is always the same ... which size to choose?
In reality we will see that it is quite easy to find the right board for a beginner and when in doubt always remember the general rule: better to abound ! Yes, because a board larger than necessary, especially if we are talking about a soft board for a beginner, has no particular contraindications in terms of handling and performance, but will instead allow you to take more waves and float longer on each wave, greatly accelerating the learning.
The models that we will consider in this article are those of CBC California Board Company and Scott Burke , two brands owned by Keeper Sports Products, a Californian company specialized in the production of soft surfboards and always committed to the creation of quality products at a honest price. And in fact this is precisely the characteristic of the Soft surfboards by CBC and Scott Burke: they are boards of good quality, resistant, with water lines that work well and therefore in the water are pleasant and fun to use, much more than many. sponges in circulation. A value for money that really does not fear comparisons ... even in this 2022 that is seeing all prices skyrocket, especially due to the increase in transport prices.
But back to CBC and Scott Burke's range of Soft boards. The first thing to say is that we talk about it together because they are boards that come from the same factory, so the differences between a CBC soft and a Scott Burke soft are mainly in terms of graphics ... so choose between the two also the one that offers you the measure that seems to you best suited to your needs. In both cases we are talking about a solid and durable constructionwhich uses a 100% waterproof EPS core, a smooth high density bottom and reinforcing wooden spars to give more structure, stability and rigidity to the board. Bottom in polyethylene with high-slip graphics and deck in IXPE / XPE with integrated traction pad to offer better grip. Despite the porous and non-slippery surface, we always recommend applying a wax suitable for the outside temperature before entering the water ... because you don't want to miss the wave of the day for having slipped badly on the board !!!
In addition, all are supplied with the accessories included: 3 fins, leash and as already mentioned integrated trackpad.
Surf Softboard CBC Sushi 5.8
The CBC Sushi 5.8 is a table that needs no introduction. One of the best-selling and best-selling soft surfboards in the world. Beautiful, fun, inexpensive, Sushi has everything you can ask for from a soft bar. And we have already talked about it in several posts, for example in this post on Sushi 5.8 and 6.2
The CBC 5'8 Fish Soft measures 5.8 x 22 x2.75 for 36.4 liters . Quite short, but nice wide, and with a lot of volume under the chest
The board, with these measures, is a board designed for small surfers such as children and teenagers who are learning to surf or for adult surfers but of intermediate or advanced level. This foam surfboard has a 100% waterproof high density EPS foam core with molded laminated wood stringers to give the right balance between stiffness and flexibility. It has a smooth polyethylene bottom and a deck with soft top in IXPE / XPE.
Who should choose Sushi 5.8
Children and teenagers of all ages even struggling with their very first foams. For a child up to 6/7 years it is a board large enough to support them on their feet. But above all it is a board that can support their progression by accompanying them out of the foams on the first waves in the line up and that will have no problem staying on the wall.
Very light guys and surfers (let's say up to 50kg) little more than beginners looking for a progression board to go from malibu to shortboard.
Intermediate or advanced surfers up to around 75kg, looking for a soft board to have fun when conditions aren't ideal for their board
The CBC 5'8 surfboard is equipped with 3 surf fins and a surf leash.
The fins supplied as standard in the package are semi- rigid . Not super soft but not as stiff and sharp as the best performing surf fins. This makes them safe enough but also powerful enough to keep the board on the wall when you are able.
Being a surfboard intended not only for beginners but also for more experienced surfers, there is the possibility to replace the fins supplied as standard with any set of FCS1 fins, to make it more performing.
Surf Softboard CBC Sushi 6.2
CBC Sushi 6.2 is the big sister of Sushi 5.8
Construction and characteristics are the same as the younger sister, but it differs for the slightly more abundant measures.
The CBC 5'8 Fish Soft measures 6.2 x 22 x 3 for 43.22 liters. So same width but a little longer and more voluminous. This is also a surfboard designed mainly for children, but those extra liters make it more suitable for older kids even if they are in their very first experiences with surfing, or more experienced adult surfers, even if a little heavier.
Who Should Choose Sushi 6.2
Children and teenagers even a little older struggling with their very first foams. For a kid even 12/13 years old it is usually a big enough board. As we have already said, this is also a board that can support the progression by accompanying the young surfer out of the foams, on the line up, helping them to take many waves and improve quickly.
Very light guys and surfers (say up to 60kg) no longer beginners looking for a progression board to go from malibu to shortboard.
Intermediate or advanced surfers up to approximately 85kg
As for Sushi 5.8, also in Sushi 6.2 the fins are semi-rigid . Not super soft but not as stiff and sharp as the best performing surf fins. This makes them safe enough but also performing sufficiently to keep the board on the wall when you are able.
Being a surfboard intended not only for beginners but also for more experienced surfers, there is the possibility to replace the fins supplied as standard with any set of FCS1 fins , to make it more performing.
Surf Softboard CBC Fun 7.0
The Funboard or Minimalibu are the ideal surfboards for beginners. Their waterlines are designed to take lots of waves, even the smallest and most loose ones, in order to spend as much time on the board as possible and progress quickly.
A 7-foot softboard Funboard is a great classic, the model suitable for a large part of not too heavy adults who approach surfing. Easy, with lots of volume, manageable enough to accompany in future progression.
Measurements: 7'0 "x 22 '' x 3.50 '' 57.4 liters
Who Should Choose Fun 7.0
Light enough boys, girls and surfers (say up to 70kg) as the very first surfboard to tackle their very first foams. As we have already said, this is also a board that can support the progression by accompanying the surfer out of the foams, on the line up, helping to take many waves and improve quickly.
Intermediate or advanced surfers up to around 95kg looking for a soft board with a lot of volume but manageable enough for light wave conditions and small sea ... to have fun and not just hang out on the beach.
Surf Softboard Scott Burke Malibu Baja 7.6
Scott Burke's Malibu Baja is a very similar softboard to CBC's Fun model but with a little more length and consequently more volume. A 7.6 foot softboard Funboard is the ideal surfboard for most novice surfers. An easy board designed to take lots of waves and therefore spend more time standing on the board. Unfortunately, many novice surfers think, when it comes to buying their first board, to buy a board that is already a little smaller, thus thinking that they do not have to change it right away. Big mistake and for 2 reasons. The first reason is that a soft 7.6 will always come in handy, even when you are able to surf with a shorty, because it will allow you to enter the water and have fun even in a very small sea. The second reason is that buying a board for the next level will not help you progress faster, rather it will hinder you and slow down your learning. So if you are a beginner this is almost certainly the right board for you.
Measurements: 7'6 "x 22 '' x 3.50 '' 68 liters
Who should choose the Fun 7.6
Beginner surfers (say up to 80kg) as the very first surfboard to tackle the very first foams. As we have already said, this is also a board that can support the progression by accompanying the surfer out of the foams, on the line up, helping to take many waves and improve quickly.
Intermediate or advanced surfers up to about 95kg looking for a soft board with lots of volume ... to have fun and not stay on the beach watching those with longboards
Surf Softboard Scott Burke Malibu Baja 8 2022
Scott Burke's Malibu Baja 8ft is a soft top foam longboard ideal for any beginner looking for a board to learn easily and safely. An 8 foot softboard is the ideal surfboard for most beginner surfers and especially for those who are not very light. An easy board designed to take lots of waves and therefore spend more time standing on the board. A board that is not only able to accompany surfers in learning, but which can also be very useful in the future, when even more experienced ones will want to have fun with the small sea
Measurements: 8 'x 23' 'x 3.75' '74 liters
Who should choose the longboard 8
Beginner surfers (even over 80kg heavy) as the very first surfboard to tackle the very first foams. As we have already said, this is also a board that can support the progression by accompanying the surfer out of the foams, on the line up, helping to take many waves and improve quickly.
Beginner surfers who, even if light, are not attracted by tabletop maneuvers but who want to immediately move towards the longboard style
Intermediate or advanced surfers, even very heavy ones looking for a soft board with a lot of volume ... to have fun and not stay on the beach watching those with longboards
Pubblicato il 22 febbraio 2022 | Softboard: SURF