It’s important as a surfer to understand your surfboard, this will ultimately improve your surfing.
Surfboards come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit different wave types and the ability of the surfer.
Understand the design of surfboards, the terminology used in surfboard design and how your surfboard influences your surfing.
There are a few different types of materials used in the production of surfboards; this information on surfboard construction is only related to polyurethane fiberglass surfboards, the most widely used surfboards in the world.
Surfboard fins are either glassed on or have a removable fin system in place so surfers can change fin sizes and designs according to the wave conditions.
Surfboard accessories are a must for your surfboard. You will need surfboard wax and a surfboard deck grip so you don’t slip off your surfboard; leg ropes or a leash keep you and your surfboard connected.
Surfboards and the Environment
Leading surfboard companies are now using more environmentally friendly materials and are minimizing or recycling waste products.
The development of surfboards throughout history stems from the first surfers riding wooden planks to modern-day shapers using materials such as aluminum, polystyrene, polyurethane, bamboo, hemp, and epoxy.