Surf Gear Info - Manly Surf Hire
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Surf Gear Info

Surf Gear Info


If you’re planning on surfing in Manly during the winter, a wetsuit is going to be needed considered the water can be 15ºC in winter. Get down to Manly Surfboards shop and get the guys in the know to fix you up as the correct sizing of a “wettie” is crucial to its function.


A leash or leg rope is basically a long lead that attaches from your ankle to the back of the board to prevent you from being separated. They are at least as long as the length of the board so that if you wipeout, it’ll be out of the way by the time you surface but close enough for you to hope back on quickly before the next wave comes. Manly Surfboards have plenty in stock to choose from.


An integral piece of equipment if you’re planning on staying on the board for any length of time. You can pick up bars of wax in Manly Surfboards and they come in various shapes, colours and flavours, depending on the water temperature you are surfing in. You rub the bar on the TOPSIDE of the board, to improve grip.


There are 3 main types of board to choose from when surfing. Only 2 of these are really suitable for a beginner: minimals and longboards boards – which are generally the most forgiving surfboard. You can hire them at Manly Surfboards. Although they are the most forgiving, they also have limited suitability for the improving beginner due to their very basic design. They will however be a perfect platform for the standing up stage of the learning process and we offer a wide range of surfboards to hire and/or buy at Manly Surfboards.