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Surfing Equipment - The Malibu

A Malibu surfboard, also known as a Malibu longboard or just longboard, is a specific type of surfboard that is named after the iconic surf break in Malibu, California. It is characterized by its longer length and classic design.

Malibu surfboards typically range from 9 to 12 feet (2.74m-3.66m) in length, making them longer than the average surfboard. They have a rounded nose and a wider, more stable shape, providing excellent stability and glide on small to medium-sized waves. This design makes Malibu surfboards well-suited for cruising and riding smaller, mellow waves.

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The long length of a Malibu surfboard allows for easier paddling and earlier wave-catching compared to shorter boards. For this reason, Malibu surfboards are often favored by beginners and experienced surfers who enjoy the classic and timeless feel of longboarding.

The popularity of Malibu surfboards grew during the 1960s and 1970s, becoming synonymous with the vibrant surf culture of California. Today, they are still widely used and cherished by surfers around the world. There are specific longboard competitions.

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