Surfboard Sizes & Dimensions

Generally speaking, there are some recommendations to follow for sizing a surfboard regardless of your experience level. That said, depending on your skill level, paddle strength, and ability to read waves, you can really surf whatever you want. Experimentation, remember? Here’s the simple answer to how to size a surfboard: Adding more volume is a …

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Vintage Surfboards

A brief look into “vintage” surfboards. What Were the First Surfboards Made Out of? The first surfboards were made out of solid wood, from either trees sources locally or ones that had washed up on shore. Wood was the primary surfboard construction method for quite a while. Even after surfing spread from Hawaii to California, …

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The Surfboard Leash

Before the leash, you had to be a really strong swimmer to even attempt surfing. Whatever your stance on the pros/cons of the surf leash, the fact is that the majority of surfers use them and even more surfboard have a method for attaching a leash. When used properly, the leash is another useful piece …

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The Quad

Much like the thruster, the quad describes a fin set up rather than a type of surfboard. You can find a quad setup on any type of surfboard. And, in combination with the tail, rails, and other elements of the board, will surf a lot differently from the same board set up as a single, …

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The Longboard

Loggin’ is not for everyone – but those who add a longboard to their quiver will certainly be rewarded with pure joy even on the tiniest, weakest of days. That’s not to say you can’t get radical on a log, though. The longboard is probably synonymous with surfing itself – up until the 60s, it …

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fcs vs futures

FCS vs Futures Surfboard Fins

If you’re buying anything other than a single fin surfboard off the rack, you’re typically going to have two main choices for your fin system: FCS or Futures. Not all fins fit all surfboards. So, the questions remain – how are they different and which is better? What is the Difference Between FCS and Futures …

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How to Choose a Surfboard

I think Thomas Campbell describes it best in the introduction of his surf movie Sprout as he describes its purpose, “…to show how many different ways we have to access our ocean existence using whatever shape or size equipment it might take to have a more connected ride.” Thomas Campbell, Sprout, 2004 What Surfboard Should …

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The Groveler

Is it a shortboard? Is it a hybrid? Is it a Muppet? A Pokemon? Should you have a groveler in your quiver? What is a Groveler Surfboard? The Groveler is a small wave surfboard that’s designed to be fast and rippable in the most lack-luster conditions. Technically, you could consider this some sort of hybrid …

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The Shortboard

The shortboard is a term used to describe more than just a surfboard’s length. Many surfers, especially those that start really young or surf competitively, become shortboard obsessed – and not surprisingly. Shortboards are what you see in the most popular surf competitions. They’re what are used to perform gravity defying airs, above the lip …

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