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Shortboard & Longboard two surfboard types

Two different surfboard types   by bianco hung

Surfboard is of course one of the most important surfing gears. Before you decide to buy your own board, you must know the habit of your surfing and the general wave conditions of the place. To find experienced people to help you select a board is necessary for beginners.

Here we give you the general idea of two classic surfboard types to help you make a choice.

Longboards
Today's longboards are typically 9 to 10 feet (2.7 to 3.0 m) long. The classic single-fin longboard retains much of its classic design including a single fin, weight, and considerable buoyancy. A longboard with a single fin allows the board to pivot turn in order to remain in the curl of the wave. Due to recent advances in technology, the longboard has expanded its family into different variations of the classic longboard.

Shortboards
Shortboards are variety between 5 and 7 feet in length, with a pointed nose and a rounded or squarish tail, typically with three fins but sometimes with two or as many as five. Surfers generally find a shortboard very quick to maneuver compared with other types of surfboards, but because of a lack of flotation due to the smaller size, harder to catch waves with, often requiring steeper, larger and more powerful waves and very late takeoffs, where the surfer catches the wave at the critical moment before it breaks.


About the Author

Jiangsu Haiya Trading company specializes in outdoor products including surfboard, body board, skim board, diving suits, surfing suits, most of which are exported to North America, Europe and Australia.