Choosing the Correct Size

Choosing the best Softlite Softboard for you!

Softboard Size Recommendations

It's always hard to give a recommended size, because there is so many factors to take into consideration. Below is a chart on our size recommendations for Beginner surfers. If you have had a bit of surf experience you may be able to go a bit shorter, and if your advanced, you should know exactly what you want !


Softboard Shapes

We produce 3 main Shapes;

Mal / Mini Mal (Chop Stick Range)

  • Available in 6'0, 6'6, 7'0, 7'6, 8'0 and 9'0
  • Ideal for Learning / Beginners
  • Wide all the way to the front so its nice and stable
  • Paddles fast so it extremely easy to catch waves early and get to you feet. 
  • Great for experienced riders to have fun on small days
Learn more about our Chop Stick collection:

    Josh Ku cruising on the 8'0 Chop Stick. Photo Nick Bannehr

    Short Boards (Pop Stick Range)

    • Available in 5'6, 6'0, 6'6 ,7'0,7'6 and 8'0
    • Ideal for intermediates / Young groms learning
    • Traditional Shortboard shape makes it easier for turns and steeper waves
    • Great for kids to learn on as they're not too wide
    • Good board for experienced riders to use between the flags etc
    Learn more about our Pop Stick collection :

      Darcy Crump riding the 6'6 Pop Stick in Samoa. Photo Nick Bannehr


      Fish Shapes (Fish Stick Range)

      • Available in 5'9"
      • Ideal for more experienced surfers looking for a Summer Board
      • Higher widepoint allows for past paddling
      • Fish shape is ideal for better performance in low quality waves
      Learn more about our Fish Stick collection :

        5'9 Fish Stick - Ultimate Summer small-wave softboard

        Softboard Recommendations for Kids

        Learn more about how to choose the right softboard for kids: