Do You Know The Main Types of Surfboards?

Do You Know The Main Types of Surfboards?

January 14, 2021

Surfboards come in a wide variety of models. The two main types are the longboard and the shortboard, but these are only the tip of the iceberg. There is a surfboard to suit surfers of every style and personality.

As their names suggest, longboards are longer than shortboards. They are also wider, thicker, and more rounded at the nose, the front part of the board. Shortboards, on the other hand, have a more pointed nose and are generally easier to maneuver.

Longboards, also called Malibu boards, are the original model of surfboards, first used by the Polynesians who settled in Hawaii. They are typically eight to 14 feet (2.4 to 4.3 m) in length and were originally made of solid wood. In the 20th century, hollow plywood and balsa wood surfboards became more popular because of their lightness.

One modern twist on the longboard is the tri-fin, which has three fins descending from the tail of the board rather than the usual one, resulting in better maneuverability. The 2+1 longboard can be seen as an intermediate between the classic longboard and the tri-fin. It also has three fins, but the two on the sides are smaller than those on a tri-fin. 

Of course, for novices who want to get to and learn to surf, there is now an electric body surfboard for them. Compared with traditional surfboards, electric body surfboards are easier to control and use. In addition, they also get rid of the wind and wave restrictions on surfing. Electric body surfboards are a good choice for novices. If you are interested in surfing, welcome to learn about our SeaRover electric body board and you will be amazed by its excellent performance.


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