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Posted On: 7/16/16
A: Hi Michael,
Thank you for your inquiry. The 5’8 board is for a much smaller or a much more advanced rider. Based off of the information you provided the 8 ft board would be a much better fit. I hope that helps!
Posted On: 5/23/16
A: Hi Karin, shipping is free on all orders over $75 right now to continental 48 US states, so shipping for California Board Company 5'8" Fish Soft Surfboard would be free. Hope that helps!
Posted On: 1/25/16
A: Hi Kate, the 5'8" will be a good choice because it will float like any normal 7 foot board. However, please be aware that the California Board Company 5'8" Fish Soft Surfboard and 6'2" board are both soft top boards.
Posted On: 10/8/15
A: Hi Courtney,
The 5’8 Board has as weight limit of 180 lbs. While that particular board would be good for his weight, I think his height would be the main concern. I would recommend our 6’2’’ board or our 7’ board.
As far as the stringers go, I think for foam boards it is important to have stringers because it strengthens the board.
Some surfboards have no stringers but those are usually the fiberglass boards because their materials and the construction of the board add stiffness so the stringers are not needed. Let me know if you have any other questions! I am happy to help!
Posted On: 5/1/15
Hi Joanie, even as your kids' sizes, we do not recommend using surfboards as stand up paddle boards, since that is not their intended use. I would recommend looking at the California Board Company 9' Soft Stand Up Paddleboard Package
, if you are looking for an affordable stand up paddle board for your kids.