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Surfing Equipment - the surfboard

Today, most surfers use lightweight and speedy surfboards. Although they all may look very similar, the smallest change in shape can make them perform very differently. There are several key elements that affect the performance of each surfboard - length, thickness, tail shape, base shape, nose, leg rope and fins.

The elements discussed below are important to consider when choosing a board. For the best and most up to date advice, visit a reputable surfing shop.

see also the Malibu page.

Factors to Consider

Balancing the board at the beach Balancing the board at the beach

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