Surfboards For All Surfers
The World of surfing in terms of boards has gone through a huge revolution in the past five years with the advent of new shapes and fin set ups. Some of the worlds very best surfers have been working closely with the shapers to design shorter boards with greater volumes. This has meant that the board still maintains performance but with the extra volume the board catches more waves. Surfing is all about having as much fun as possible which means catching waves. If we look back more than five years the general thyme was boards super thin and narrow which meant pretty much everyone was struggling to catch waves especially in the UK where the waves lack power. The new boards have been designed by the worlds best surfers working closely with surfboard manufactures such as Lost and Firewire. Kelly Slater was the first to really take this concept and develop new models that everyone could ride. So you dont need to be a pro to ride these boards. Rusty started producing the Dwart which was a short very wide thick board with plenty of volume and soon after there success each brand has brought out new versions. What it does mean for the average surfer is that there are now some really fun shapes out there that make surfing such a great sport to be involved in.
Which Surfboard Should I Buy?
Well the choice is yours in terms of what you can ride as now pretty much all the boards display the volume of the boards. So if you know the current volume of the board you have, it's a simple case of picking the volume then the shape and model of your new board. What will find is that you should be able to go shorter and wider than your current traditional board. This opens up a new world of surfing as these surfboards are designed to perform like a short board in terms of turns and performance but catch waves like a mini mal. If you are coming down from a longboard then you will be coming down in volume so it's worth giving us a call to discuss the options as it will be very much based on your current weight. The other thing to consider is what types are you looking for the board to perform in as again some boards are designed for smaller wave fun and some for an all round big / small surf. You tend to find that anything designed for smaller and less powerful waves such as in the UK will not perform that well in hollow waves so don't buy the wrong surfboard for the wrong conditions. We are all very keen surfers here at Wetsuit Centre and also have the benefit of having a surf shop as a sister company. We just out models and get feedback from local users meaning we are constantly adapting our range to select the best models from all the brands. If you need any advice at all or want to talk about surfing and surfboards then as we are all addicted to surfing we will be more than happy to help you out.