I couldn't find the rider weight range for this any whwere, including manufacturers site. Almost all the standard charts available say 42" is for weight range 145-180lb. When I received the product I found that it is for 80-100lb riders. This is very strange because the recommended height range for 42" boards is 5'9" - 6'. Just for the fun of it I checked the BMI for potential riders and it is 11.8 - 13.6. This is below 5th percentile including kids of any age. So the bottom line is: Go for this if you are stick figure. but I wonder if there is enough wind to make waves would it be safe for this kind or rider to be outdoors. As for me, it was just wasted time and postage for returning the board. Luckily I ordered it early enough before the vacation to get a different board.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I recently purchased three of these boards for my children (ages: 8, 6 & 3). We spent an entire day at the beach this past weekend and these were a total hit. They were out riding the waves within minutes of our arrival and they had a blast all day. My husband and I even got in on the fun for a while! My youngest "rider" actually had it made with his. He would lay on it let the current take him out a little ways and then a wave would wash him right back! He never even had to get up. :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend