Children's surfboards or Groms, as we know them in the surfing community, are the future of the sport and they are also surfers with a great sporting progression ahead of them. Kids surfboards are now custom made and shaped specifically for smaller and lighter people, this helps ensure that they work with and not against size.
Kids, like adults, need surfboards designed to make it easy to take off and surf quickly and comfortably. Children's surfboards are usually smaller adult surfboards. The reason for this is that the board still needs to provide an extra level of buoyancy to help them paddle and catch the waves.
Children are able to get away with a short, narrower board because of its size. The principle of buying a children's surfboard is ultimately the same when looking for an adult surfboard. How much they will surf, how often, and on which beach or location they will surf most often. The surfboard can be a softboard or a fiberboard. And depending on the size and ability of the child, it can range from five to seven feet.
It is important that when you buy a surfboard for a kid, that they understand that sometimes the prettiest board will not always be the best fit for them.
At Singlequiver we have made a careful selection of kids surfboards. A range of boards suitable for all ages, but especially designed for them. If the board chosen from the start is not suitable, it can be frustrating and the child will often quickly lose interest. Like all balance sports, surfing requires time and practice. Having good equipment and the right material is very important for these young surfers.
The boards you'll see below are built to last and surf with the bumps and knocks that come with learning to surf. For advice on which board is best for your child, please contact us. We will be happy to help you.