You should be asking yourself this question once you've mastered your beginner board, so if you can genuinely say to yourself, "YES, I have mastered my Longboard, or YES, I have mastered my Mini Mal!" Then you are in the right place. So at this point, standing, being in the right position, going down the line and are capable of making a few turns up or down the the wave are all things you should be able to do. This means you can stop start thinking more towards manoeuvrability and less in terms of buoyancy.
Transitioning down a size is no easy feat, as your going to have to paddle harder and get used to a board that does not float as well as your beginner board, but putting all that into perspective the benefits that come with going shorter are pretty awesome!
If your coming from a Longboard 9ft or over and want something with similar feel but more manoeuvrability, then one of our smaller Mini Mal's could be perfect for you! However if you are feeling confident and want to try a completely different style of surfing then welcome to our Eggs Benny and Flying Fish Ranges. These boards are made up to 7'2" and have more volume than your average shortboard but less than a Mini Mal. What this will do is allow you to get used to standing and riding on a shortboard whilst also making sure you are catching as many waves as possible!
In terms of picking a transition board, if your really stuck and are able to reach us I'd say give us a call here and we'll talk you through everything to help make your decision easier, but if you cant and purely buying online then you are in the right place!
Here is an easy table to show product shipping costs and delivery method.
|Product||Auckland||North Island||South Island|
|Clothing, Surf Accessories||Free||$10||$20|
|Skateboards, Bodyboards, Skimboards||$5||$15||$25|
|Softboards (6'0" and under)||$9||$19||$29|
|Longboards, Soft SUPs||$59||$69||$79|
|Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks||$69||$79||$89|
|KEY: GREEN = Door Delivery, Blue = Mainfrieght Depot,|
Tip: How the pricing works, is our base price is to Auckland and then it is simply $10 for North Island and $20 For South Island. The area fee is one time only per cart!=) This is great as it means you only pay the base rate on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th..item!!
1 x Skateboard to Christchurch = $25
2 x Skateboards to Christchurch = $30 ($5 + $5 + $20 )
1 x 6'0" Softboard to Wellington = $19
1 x 6'0" Softboard, 1 X Cover, 1 X Tie Down to Wellington = $19
Please also note, to save delivery costs for customers, all Surfboards, Soft Boards, Kayaks and Paddle Boards over 6'0" going outside Auckland Region, will be sent to your closest Mainfrieght Depot for pick up by default.
All other products will be shipped directly to your home address.
If home delivery is required for a product above 6'0" this can be arranged for an extra fee. Just call us to organise before purchase.
All boards are wrapped, boxed and protected with the utmost care. Coastlines is not accountable for any damage caused during transit. If you receive an item with damage we can help process the claim with the freight company.