Moving to Newquay has opened my eyes to how much of an issue plastic body boards are, so many are left at beaches, discarded and blown around causing a massive problem with plastic getting into the sea. That's when I discovered Dick Pearce Bellyboards and their fight against the problem with their incredible hand-made boards... Made with a wider template, the Puffling bellyboards are perfect for younger belly sliders! They also work well with flippers in bigger waves for those who are looking for a good travel board. A 'Puffling' is the term used for baby Puffins! Our Dick Pearce & Friends Puffling is 2/3 the size of our standard Surfrider and perfect for children to learn to catch and read waves. The shorter length allows them to hold the board closer to their body and catch waves easily. They will be shredding in no time!! RECOMMENDED USE - From strong swimming age! From 6+ to 12 ish. Always to be used with adult supervision. Bellyboards are NOT floatation devices - always to be used by proficent swimmers and/or under adult supervision. Made with the highest quality sustainably sourced FSC accredited 9mm birch plywood. The birch is grown and processed in Europe. We use the best quality plywood available to ensure maximum life and fun out of each board. Birch Plywood is a very sustainable product - birch trees absorb and uptake more CO2 from the atmosphere in their growth than is emitted during the plywood production process. Please note that due to the natural variation in wood, all our boards are different and have individual characteristics. Open knots in the wood have been repaired with wooden plugs, and nose curves will vary which gives in an amazing finish! Standard measurements of the 'Mini Puffling Model' are 80 cm in length, 30 cm width 0.9cm thick. Each DP&F Bellyboard is unique, with an individual nose bend. The boards are bent on the original racks which have been used for over 50 years. These templates and designs have been passed down through the generations.