Looking for a source of legit, unbiased information about surfboards and surfing gear – based on actual use and ocean experience from real, everyday surfers?
You’re not alone. Here you’ll find a community of passionate surfers who, like you, want to dial up your surfing. By better understanding and distinguishing between the vast range of available shapes and surf products, you can make better, more informed decisions when fine-tuning your quiver and related kit.
If you’re a frothing, fully dedicated surfer trying to sort through all the myriad choices and marketplace mumbo-jumbo, you’ve come to the right place. It’s our hope that by joining the Compare Surfboards tribe you’ll ultimately surf more often (on boards that work better for you), travel more to find new and better waves and become a more active steward at helping improve and advocate for your local break(s) & beaches.
Bottom line… welcome to Compare Surfboards.
Why is Compare Surfboards unique?
OK, so we have a semi-crazed obsession with surfing and surfboards. (Can you relate?) Here are a few reasons we stand out in all the marketing blah, blah and related noise. If you share our penchant for genuine froth, please join the Compare Surfboards family. 01. INSIDE TRACK: We offer an inside track on user-based information regarding both well-known as well as underground foamsmiths and how their shapes go for average, everyday surfers. 02. FRESH TAKE: We don’t regurgitate marketing babble from manufacturers. Instead we test drive boards that appeal to us that we feel will be relevant to you. Then we describe – in detail – how they perform in everyday line-ups. 03. EXPERIENCE BASED: We offer real, objective appraisals of surfboards and surf hardware, based on day-in, day-out experience. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. 04. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: As “attention deficit” surfers ourselves, our reviews are clear, to-the-point and purposely void of techno babble.
What our community of surfers are saying
“Sorry for the repetition of thanks and kudos Benny, but had to chime in once again: another stint on the Basque coast, another chance to fall in love with the Weirdo Ripper you advised for me. It’s just awesome. You hit this one right on the screws, and I spare a thought of thanks to you after each sesh!” – Bruce, San Francisco / French Basque Coast
“I stumbled across your website via some online action, I’m absolutely frothing on the idea you have created and share your passion for the love of surfboards, in fact any type of surfboard…” – Joe, Sunshine Coast, Australia
“First of all, I just want to say that your surfboard reviews are insane! Keep it up man. You are doing a great job.” – Max, South Africa
“Congrats for the site, it´s great to see independent reviews like yours! Great stuff!” – Lucas, Spain
Compare Surfboards in the media
Our work has been featured in some of the best and most trusted media outlets online. Here are some favourites, just to name a few:
World Surf League
I’m a regular, everyday surfer and a weekend warrior but nothing (wife, son, family and friends aside) gets me more excited than a good session! In the surf, I’m an intermediate – I have bouts of occasional greatness (in my own mind, at least) and, like all of us, sometimes I can’t put anything together and I run through my entire kook repertoire, which is extensive, in a single session. For reference, I am ~110kg’s, fit and 6’0 in height.
Compare Surfboards is an extension of a long, ferocious board buying habit. Everything before Compare Surfboards is:
A brief History
Born in the US + Live in OZ + Mums Aussie + Dads a Pomme
+ Ten years good corporate citizen + Fell in love with surfing + Met woman of my dreams + Got married + Traveled around the world + Decided to do something I love + Had the coolest little grommet alive + Feel Grateful. Like helping people share the passion + Life is good.