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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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Step Ups & Step Downs

Step-up and step-down surfboards enter a surfer’s vocabulary when they start thinking about choosing the right board for the right conditions. They’re additional tools in your surfboard quiver to get the most out of what your selection of waves is offering up. Getting yourself a proper step-up and step-down allows you to further expand and

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The Gun

The Rhino Chaser. The Elephant Gun. The Big Gun. The name themselves for this type of surfboard evoke a sense of gravity and weight. Which is fitting for what this type of board is designed for – surfing huge, consequential waves. What is a Big Wave Gun Surfboard? A big wave gun – or rhino

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The Fish

The Fish: Is it retro? Is it modern? Or is it simply timeless? Some surfboard design elements stand the test of time – whether that’s due to stubbornness, naivety, or hype is one thing. When design elements stick around because they work, that’s another. That’s the category in which the fish falls into. What is

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The Funboard

If you’re doing it right, technically every surfboard should be a “fun” board. Right? If you’ve got the right board for the right conditions, your chances of fun increase greatly. That’s just science. While every board certainly presents the opportunity for fun, funboard is a legitimate category of surfboards for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

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The Hybrid

The surfboard hybrid – a perfect blend of multiple board design elements or an ungodly Frankenstein monster? I think the answer is probably closer to the former. What is a Hybrid Surfboard? A hybrid surfboard blends the design elements of different surfboards in order to capitalize on the strengths of different boards in a wider

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Surfboard Designs, Shapes & Types: An Overview

Everything in surfing design has variations – from single fin types to surfboard tail shapes. To the untrained eye or even the non-surfer, the most distinctive difference in surfboard design is probably the overall shape of the board itself. Each different surfboard design type has its own unique performance characteristics, strength, weaknesses, and history. Some

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Types of Surfboards

The Single Fin Surfboard

If you’re new to fin experimentation, a single fin surfboard is an excellent testing ground. Not only does it add an entirely new challenge and style to your quiver, it serves as a look back to the surfboard and fin evolution. With a single fin, you’ve got so many options when it comes to fin

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