Are you just learning how to surf, or are otherwise looking to purchase a new surfboard? One of the most difficult decisions to make when it comes to surfing is choosing the best board for you. There are a variety of different factors that are going to influence your choice of a surfboard, which range from what types of waves you will be riding, what kind of experience you have, what preferred style of surfing you participate in, and many others. Once you are able to take all of these factors into account that is when you can take the time to look at each surfboard itself.
Surfboards come in a wide variety of different sizes and styles, and they also have a wide variety of different manufacturing processes as well. The main shapes that are used to manufacture surfboards are long boards, mini-mal boards, fish boards, short boards and surfboard hybrids which are made from numerous shapes combined.
The Mini Mal is a board that is used by beginner surfers and advanced surfers alike. These boards are perfect for any person that appreciates the feel of a long board but is looking for an increase in maneuverability. These boards are easier to carry, and they are much more manageable in the water while offering the same ease as a traditional long board. They are ideal for children and smaller adults who are seeking a beginning board as well as experienced long boarders looking for something with more maneuverability.
The Long Board is also a good board both for beginner surfers and advanced surfers alike. The long board is essentially a modern replica of the original surfboards. The long board will allow you to paddle into any waves that you want, hanging ten all the way until you reach the beach. The long board is one of the most popular boards in the water today for good reason. The long board is easy to get started on and it always provides a good time.
The Soft Board is excellent for beginners and intermediate surfers alike, though you will most likely see this one being used by beginners, but advanced surfers often also turn to them when surfing in between flags at the beach. This is the perfect board for you to learn how to surf on, as these boards were designed to increase stability and for easy paddling. These boards have a slick bottom which ensures maximum speed, and it also has smooth rails which ensure easy turning. The soft construction makes sure you don’t get hurt during a spill, either.
The Retro Fish board is intended for intermediate and advanced surfers and is a popular alternative to short boards. This board was originally designed in the 70s, and is a shorter and thicker board than short boards are.