The Ultimate Surfboard Buyer’s Guide

Buying a new (or used) surfboard can be an exciting thing. This page will go over some of the best ways to get your hands on a new stick. The first thing you’ll want to do is have in mind the rough dimensions you’re looking for in a general type of surfboard. Maybe you have…

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Building Your Perfect Surfboard Quiver

Let’s start with a disclaimer: don’t buy a particular type of surfboard just because some page on the internet told you to do so. The surfboards you buy and hang on to should match your style and ability of surfing and the types of waves you’re able to surf. With that out of the way,…

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The Tow-In Surfboard

Tow in surfing opened the door for an entirely new class of waves to be ridden. Waves that were once considered impossible to surf because you just couldn’t paddle into them, were now a possibility. What is a Tow-in Surfboard? A tow-in surfboard is a small, heavy board with foot straps that is designed for…

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The Alaia

The Alaia can be traced back to the origins of surfing itself. While the Alaia is not going to feel like any foam surfboard you’ve ever ridden, it can act as a sort of time-machine to transport you back to the beginning of wave ridding as well as offer some unique experiences. Experimentation and exploration…

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The Mini Mal

Arguably one of the most popular surfboard shapes out there is the Mini-Mal. It’s a solid choice for both brand-new beginners and experienced surfers alike – providing versatility in small surf and clean point breaks – but can even be a good choice for bigger waves where you’d be over-boarded with something longer. What is…

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The Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

By now (late 2019) stand up paddle boarding has thrust itself way into the mainstream of surfing culture. With fringe beginnings at the spark of its revival in the early 2000s, I can remember seeing the odd SUP-rider in the line-up every now and again. Today, I rarely go to the beach and not see…

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The Asymmetrical Surfboard

The importance of symmetry in a surfboard, while prominent, is probably overstated. Think about how you surf a wave or just how wave break in general – you’re never really riding your board in a way that demands symmetry. Hand-shaped surfboards -even from the most experience shapers – can even have slight, maybe even unnoticeable…

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The Twin Fin Surfboard

The twin fin, like the thruster or quad, describes a certain type of fin setup rather than a surfboard-type. However, like the other prominent fin setups described here, the twin fin certainly deserves a page of its own. If you’re new to twin fins, you’re in for a treat. It’s a type of fin setup…

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Surfboard Sizes & Dimensions

Board Size Guide

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? What do Surfboard Dimensions Mean? You’ve probably noticed the little numbers – usually near the…

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Vintage Surfboards

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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