For help choosing your first surfboard you should check out our Surfboard Buying Guide here. We feature the best surfboards for beginners from your favourite UK surf shops, so you can compare prices and shop the widest variety in one place. The most popular choice for starting off is a softboard (or foamie). The best softboard brands with regards to quality are Softech and Catch Surf surfboards. If you are after a hardboard you are best looking at a mini-mal in the 7ft range or a fish surfboard with a lot of volume to help you with paddling and stability. Buy Torq surfboards in UK or NSP epoxy surfboards for your first hardboard. Get in touch if you need any help – we are all surfers and super keen to share our advice!