Surfing is getting more popular every year. Fans of extreme sports master this kind of water sport on special boards, which help to feel confident on the wave. It is important to correctly approach the choice of this equipment, to study the reviews about the models and their characteristics. We've made it easy for surfers to highlight the best board brands that are renowned for their excellent quality and unique designs.
- How to choose a surfboard
- Ranking of the best surfboard brands
- BIC Sport
- Red paddle
- Aqva marina
How to choose a surfboard
There are several types of boards that differ in design, width and length. The following types are distinguished depending on individual characteristics:
- a longboard is a thick and long board;
- the fanboard is medium in size;
- gan is about 10 feet long;
- a shortboard is a thin board;
- tou-in is used to conquer large waves;
- the fish has several fins and a forked tail;
- soft top is ideal for teaching beginners.
Novice surfers should use long, stable boards. As experience grows, their length will decrease. However, some professionals remain fans of long models for life.
You should also pay attention to the following parameters:
- Surface. The thicker the resin layer, the stronger the model and the more weight.
- Stiffening rib. Its presence makes the board stronger.
- Tail shape. The fish is suitable for foamy and gentle waves. The square tail provides medium speed and maneuverability, while the round tail is suitable for professionals who feel confident on the board.
- Nose. To ride steep waves, you need a thin and curved nose.
- Fins. They increase the maneuverability of the board. The central fin helps to make turns on a flat or low wave, the lateral fin promotes longitudinal movement.
- Additional features. It is good if the board is equipped with a mat to reduce slipping.
In many ways, the choice of model depends on the budget. If finances allow, it is better to take a closer look at the popular brands of boards, which we will talk about in our rating.
Ranking of the best surfboard brands
|Top surfboard brands||1||BIC Sport||5.0|
The nomination is opened by a French brand that won over buyers with the excellent quality of surfs. The BIC Sport catalog includes various models for beginners and professionals. The assortment consists of two lines. The first one is designed for water walks and is suitable for athletes weighing a maximum of 110 kg. The second collection offers stable products with square tails. Reviews of the models are only positive.
The popular SUP BIC Sport 18 PERFORMER TOUGH is distinguished by its versatility and ease of transport due to the special handle. Its price is about 46 thousand rubles.
- excellent quality boards;
- decent selection of models;
- a lot of good reviews;
- ease of transportation;
- the price is equal to the quality.
Boards from the Spanish brand 'Anomi' are distinguished by their stylish design and versatility. Each model is a work of art. Famous artists are involved in the design of the products. The production uses traditional dropstitch technology and innovative raw materials that are resistant to sun and solvents. Anomy inflatable boards are renowned for their excellent maneuverability and smooth ride.
Anomy the Way of Conrad Roset 9'8 is equipped with a removable center fin and a carry handle. The model is chosen for its compactness and optimal configuration. It fits easily into a backpack when folded. Price – 68,700 rubles.
- unique prints;
- high quality workmanship;
- excellent maneuverability;
- compactness of models;
- resistance to the sun.
Next in the ranking is the Chinese brand, which is the leader in the sale of surfboards and is a worthy competitor to many European firms. The company produces premium class models that are of perfect quality. This is confirmed by numerous reviews of enthusiastic buyers. Owners of Red paddle boards note perfectly glued seams, bright non-fading paints, no chemical smell.
The firm focused on inflatable boards. The SUP Red paddle 2018/2019 Ride school model is especially popular. It costs 54,200 rubles.
- sales leader;
- do not fade in the sun;
- perfect quality;
- many positive reviews.
Chinese brand Starboard was founded by a professional windsurfer. He personally tested each board. Therefore, this brand is trusted by a huge number of consumers. Today Starboard is a major manufacturer of water diving equipment. The company's specialists are constantly coming up with new models, updating the assortment and putting forward the most daring solutions. The price of the boards is fully consistent with the quality.
The inflatable Starboard drive zen SUP boarding board is distinguished by its maneuverability and comfort. There are no similar products on the market. Professionals recommend it for purchase and advise using it for cruise surfing. Price – 56,950 rubles.
- constant updating of the assortment;
- correspondence of price and quality;
- maneuverable and comfortable boards.
And again in the ranking is a Chinese brand that is known to all fans of swimming on the waves. The company has been producing boards since 2002 and has the widest assortment. The company regularly releases new models. The main advantage of the brand is affordable prices. The boards are made using a special technology that provides the products with optimal rigidity. Aqva marina products are praised for their unique designs and interesting shapes.
For relaxing walks, the Aqva marina Magma 2017 model, which is an updated version of the Fusion, is ideal. It allows you to learn new tricks, make turns on the spot and sharp turns. The board costs only 27,000 rubles.
- a wide range of;
- regular catalog update;
- unique design;
- affordable prices;
- original forms.
Lightness, maneuverability and speed are the main characteristics of the boards from the Chinese brand Jobe. The company manufactures lightweight inflatable models. In 2016, she managed to present a product weighing 7.2 kg to the world. The catalog contains paddleboards for smooth water, models with large and small fins. The package includes all the necessary accessories, which are made in the same color scheme as the board.
Sup-board Jobe Neva 12'6 2019 will bypass the buyer in 76,500 rubles. The weight of the inventory is 9.5 kg. Suitable for both beginners and experienced riders.
- the lightest boards;
- a good selection of models;
- excellent equipment.
- there are no serious disadvantages.
The goods of the Chinese manufacturer belong to the DV-Extreme company. The company boasts low prices, reliable quality and all the necessary certificates. Products are manufactured using standard techniques. The reasonable cost for sports equipment makes the products quite popular on the Russian market. The kit includes the board itself, a paddle with a backpack, a safety cable and a repair kit. The catalog contains models for surfers weighing up to 150 kg.
Girls will be delighted with the female model LT 10'0. It has a specially selected color, light weight and miniature size. Price – 24,500 rubles. This is a good choice for a beginner on a budget.
- reasonable prices;
- reliable quality;
- models for heavy surfers;
- pretty female models;
- have all the necessary certificates.
- professionals should look at more expensive brands.
The Russian brand produces specialized models for beautiful ladies. They are made taking into account the female body type. The catalog contains boards ideal for windsurfing. We are pleased with the optimal set of goods. All accessories, like the board itself, are of decent quality. There are unique products in the assortment that cannot be found from other manufacturers.
The D7 9'7 Surf inflatable sup board is perfect for light riders. It is chosen by teenagers and girls. It performs well on smooth water and is highly impact-resistant. Price – 42,500 rubles.
- Beautiful design;
- unique products in the range;
- excellent female models.
- customer claims to the quality of workmanship (fin dangles, there are traces of glue).