A look at what you'll need as you progress in surfing and skating.
Depending whether you want to learn to skate a ramp, the street or just cruise, as well as your size, will determine what kind of board would best suit you.
Ages 3-10 can usually get away with a "complete" set-up, which means the board is already put together. Brands such as Powel/Peralta, Bones, Santa Cruz, etc. sell these. These boards are shorter and narrower with hard wheels, making it much easier for the skater to learn!
10 years and up would benifit from a larger deck (still depending on their height, weight and ability) usually between 8-8.5 is best (width of the deck). If you are putting together your own custom set-up you'll need decent trucks such as: krux, independents, or thunders. Wheels should be hard (100s or 101s)
Some great Women Owned brands/ Women Ally Brands are:
- Meow, Hoopla, Salon, GrlSwrl, Quell, Brujahs just to name a few.
A helmet, knee pads and elbow pads are a must. Wrist guards are optional.
I recommend 187s Killer pads, Triple 8 or G-form (riding style, low profile)