About

Welcome to Beginner Surf Gear, a website dedicated to helping those learning to surf. Surfing is unlike any other sport. Some say it transcends sport and also encompasses a lifestyle. Regardless of how one views it, the fact that surfing is powered by a force of nature makes it a really cool sport to be involved in.

The mission of this website is to give aspiring surfers all the information they need on learning to surf. These can be complete beginners or people who have surfed before but are looking to take their surfing to the next level.

This site provides comprehensive information on all types of surfing equipment. From surfboards and wetsuits to leashes and fins and much more. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to before buying your first surf setup.

This site also provides a range of surf camp guides from across the world helping you find your dream location for your next surf trip. After all it’s about finding that perfect wave and sharing the stoke with others. Read our guides, pick your surf camp, and go and live the dream.

Only a surfer knows the feeling…

The Founder

Hi, I’m Marc, a passionate surfer from Cape Town, South Africa

I only learnt to surf when I was 30. I was on holiday in Morocco with friends and we decided to spend a few days on the coast in a seaside town called Taghazout. Whilst there I took my first ever surf lesson and the rest is history.

From the moment I caught my first real wave, I knew that surfing was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Since then I have had the privilege of surfing in many amazing places like Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Portugal, Spain, and of course my home country of South Africa, including world renowned point break, Jeffreys Bay.

I realised early on that it was difficult to find simple information on surf equipment for beginners. There was a plethora of technical information on performance surfboards for experienced surfers, but a dearth of information on surfboards for beginners.

I set out to change this by creating Beginner Surf Gear, with the aim of helping other beginner surfers get access to the relevant information they need when starting out in the sport.

I hope you find the site useful and that information provided will help you take the next step in your surfing journey. Just remember the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun 🤙