The choice of the right surfboard decides whether you will really surf in the waves. Surfboards differ in length, volume and shape and must always be adapted to the conditions in the sea and the level of the surfer.

Beginners start with a Mini Malibu or Funboard with a length between 7 and 9 feet. These surfboards are very easy to paddle, glide very well in the water and offer with the wide shape a stable standing surface during take-off. Many Funboards and Mini-Mailbus are also made of soft foam, which makes them many times less dangerous than hardboards.

Advanced riders can already choose from a wider range. Shapes like Fish, Egg or Hybrid with a length between 5.0 and 6.9 feet are available. These surfboards have a relatively wide shape and are characterized by a lot of volume and a rather round nose. Thanks to the shorter length, these surfboards are more maneuverable than fun boards, but still offer the paddling advantages of larger boards. On days with rather weak wave conditions, these voluminous boards are also an optimal alternative to shortboards for advanced and professional surfers.

Shortboards are suitable for very good surfers who want a particularly light, agile, fast and maneuverable board. The shape is rather narrow and the length varies between 5.2 and 6.6. Shortboards are suitable for very powerful and steep waves and require a lot of paddle power and fitness.

If you want to practice the original surf style from Hawaii, or just enjoy surfing in retro style, reach for the longboard. These boards have a length from 9 feet and a lot of volume. This makes them heavier and more immobile than mini malibus, which is why they are not recommended for beginners.