How to Surf Better with Damien Hobgood | Finding the right surfboard

September 07, 2021


In this new video series "How to Surf Better Damo Style" we break down the essential elements of learning how to surf and progress narrated by lifetime surfer and pro Damien Hobgood. This video covers all the stages starting with longer boards and the progression in to each style of surfboard. In this video you will learn:

  • How to choose the right surfboard
  • Longboard surfboards: Why you need a longboard as a beginner surfer
  • Fun Shape Surfboards: When to transition to as an intermediate surfer
  • Fish Surfboards: When to get one for intermediate and advanced surfers
  • Shortboard Surfboards: When to transition to these for advanced surfers

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