Surfing – What Gear You Need

Surfing - What Gear You Need

 

Surfing is a sport that does not require the use of a lot of gear, but the gear that you do need is essential. What this means is that it is important that you choose the right gear when it comes to the sport of surfing. There are a number of factors that go into determining that the best surfing gear will be for you, including your level of ability, your location and the climate in your location. A surfboard, a wetsuit and some other accessories are going to be necessary.

There are a wide variety of different surfboards for you to choose from. Long boards, for example, are surf boards that are 9 feet or longer. These are the best types of surfboards for you to choose when you are learning how to surf. They are capable of floating well and they are also capable of catching slow moving waves. Fun boards are shaped much in the same way that long boards are shaped, with wide noses and tails, but they are shorter as they are between 7 feet and 9 feet in length. These are the best boards for long boarders that are trying to move onto something a little smaller, or for full sized adults just beginning to learn how to surf. Fish boards are generally very short in length, but they are wide, which makes them ideal for the progression forward from fun boards. They work especially well in smaller and weaker surfs and they offer a greater amount of maneuverability than fun boards and long boards.

Short boards tend to be best for the more advanced surfers, and they also offer the best level of performance. They also tend to be the hardest surf boards to paddle on, and are not a good surf board for you to learn on. The two main construction types that you can choose from for surf boards are epoxy surf boards and traditional surf boards. Epoxy is quickly becoming popular because it offers a higher level of strength and a longer length, but many of these boards lack the performance and the drive of a standard traditional construction. The fin set up is another consideration that needs to be made when it comes to your surf board. The most popular design may be the tri fin, but there are also twin fin and quad fin set ups which are chosen for fish boards, and single fin set ups that come with long boards.

For colder climates and areas, you are going to need a wet suit. There are two types of wet suits to choose from, a full suit and a spring suit. If the water is sixty degrees Fahrenheit or less, opt for a full suit. You also need a leash for your surfboard and surfboard wax in order to complete your surfing gear kit.