Why Are Longboards Better for Beginner Surfers?

Douglas Austin
2 min readApr 15, 2022

Douglas Austin is the head architect, chairman, and CEO of AVRP Studios in San Diego, California. An active member of the San Diego community, Douglas Austin volunteers in several organizations, including the Ballpark Task Force and Historic Site Board. He spends his free time on active hobbies, engaging in activities like biking and surfing.

When learning to surf, you start by building your balance, perseverance, strength, and other skills. A surfboard good for beginners is easy to paddle, floats well, and is highly stable. It is easier to surf with a larger board.

The ideal surfboard for a beginner is a longboard. It helps you paddle without stress and catch more waves while you surf. This makes it simple to improve your skills. It floats smoothly and has a wide and solid form.

Compared to shorter boards, the surfing experience with longboards is better and easier for beginners. They usually have a round nose and a fuller form with a lot of volume. With longboards, you can surf on small waves that are too tiny for other types of surfboards due to their vast size. Longboards allow surfers to move around easily and walk on the deck when necessary due to their length. They’re ideal for longer, more leisurely surfing sessions.

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Douglas Austin — CEO of AVRP Skyport in San Diego