Beginner surfboards are boards designed specifically to make learning easier for new surfers. Beginner surfboard designs depend on numerous factors, such as the height and weight of the rider, but they are typically longer, wider and thicker than standard boards.
Beginner surfboards are usually long and wide to create more stability for new riders. Increased thickness is also a common trait of beginner boards because they are easier to paddle into waves. Longboards are used by riders of all skill levels who prefer a cruising style over agile maneuvers, but beginners are often pointed to them for their first boards, no matter what style they want to learn.