Surfboard Size Guide – What Size Surfboard Should I Get

Some people don’t get why the size of the surfboard is so important. Which at first makes sense, a board is a board right? Well, let’s put it this way: Do you think that cute little blonde girl you see in the coffee shop should ride the same size board as Shaq does? Okay we are using an extreme example, but can you see how the difference in a surfer’s height and weight should be considered when making a new purchase?

If the example above has you wondering “What size surfboard should I get?!?!” then read on! By the way, if you do happen to be a cute little blonde girl, you should also check out our post on the best surfboards for girls.

Getting a board that’s not right for your size is a HUGE mistake and can cost you hundreds. But HAVE NO FEAR! Finding the right size board is easy and can be done by following our awesome, extensive, Surfboard Size Guide below:

LONGBOARD

Beginner

Experienced

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

9′ 2” – 9′ 4”

9′ 4” – 9′ 6”

9′ 6” – 9′ 8”

9′ 8” – 10′

+ 10’0

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

9′ 0 – 9′ 2”

9′ 0 – 9′ 2”

9′ 4 – 9′ 6”

9′ 4 – 9′ 6”

10′ 0”

 

SHORTBOARD

Beginner

Experienced

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

6′ 2″ – 6′ 4″

6′ 4″ – 6′ 8″

6′ 6″ – 6′ 10″

6′ 10″ – 7′ 4″

+ 7′ 4″

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

6′ 0″ – 6′ 4″

6′ 2″ – 6′ 6″

6′ 4″ – 6′ 8″

6′ 8″ – 7′ 2″

7′ 2″ +

 

 

FISH

Beginner

Experienced

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

6′ 1″ – 6′ 4″

6′ 3″ – 6′ 8″

6′ 5″ – 6′ 10″

6′ 9″ – 7′ 4″

+ 7′ 8″

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

5′ 10″ – 6′ 2″

5′ 10″ – 6′ 2″

6′ 4″ – 6′ 7″

6′ 8″ – 7′ 2″

7′ 6″ – 8′

 

 

FUNBOARD / HYBRID

Beginner

Experienced

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

7′ 2″ – 7′ 4″

7′ 4″ – 7′ 6″

7′ 6″ – 7′ 8″

7′ 8″

+ 7′ 8″

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

7′ 0 – 7′ 2″

7′ 2 – 7′ 4″

7′ 6″

7′ 7″

7′ 8″

 

We hope this Surf Bait Surfboard Size Guides helps you when purchasing your next board. Don’t be afraid to share this if one of your buddies comes up to you with the same “What size surfboard should I get??” question!

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