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The most important thing before buying a surfboard is to make the right choice according to your needs and skills. That's why there are several types and shapes of boards on the market.
First of all, you have to consider 4 essential criteria which are the length, the width, the thickness and the bedding.
This article is designed to guide you through the process of buying a board, as it is sometimes difficult to identify what is most suitable. We will help you find your ideal type according to your needs and you will be ready to ride in the best possible conditions!
The fish surfboard was introduced around the 60s and 70s and is therefore one of the oldest surfboards. Known for its short height and width, finished with a narrow V-shaped swallow tail. Situated between the evolutionary board and the shortboard, the fish measures between 1.70 and 1.90m long and less than 52cm wide. Equipped with two fins (twin fin) three fins (thruster) or a quad fin (4 fins). This board is perfect if you want to surf small and weak waves in order to move at high speed. In terms of technique, its wide shape, big nose and low rocker offer strong flotation, more speed and maneuverability.
The little extra: The essential board in your quiver for small summer conditions!
A hybrid board is a board that does not belong to any other classic surfboard category. With such a board you can discover new sensations with new possibilities in the waves. This all terrain board is suitable for all conditions as it provides good balance and comfort. Ideal for beginners or experts because it is versatile and allows you to perform all types of manoeuvres.
The little extra: If you only have one board in your quiver, it's a hybrid that you need: it's the ultimate all-rounder!
MID LENGTH OU FUNBOARD:
Situated between the shortboard and the longboard, it is a style of intermediate board size, generally between 6'6 and 8'6. With its 60's-70's look it is a board with volume. Its main quality is that its rocker is flat and taut which allows it to glide through the waves without pumping too much. It's a versatile board that allows you to maximize the number of waves you surf. Very often sought after by beginners for its comfort and ability to progress. Also known for its comfort and ease of wave catching it will be appreciated by more experienced surfers as it allows more maneuverability than a longboard.
The little extra: Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, the Mid Length is often the ideal board. It combines comfort when paddling and maneuverability!
This discipline was born in the 70's in California. They are the largest boards since they range from 8 to 12 feet. They allow an easy and fast glide on the surface of the water thanks to its great flotation. The length, width and thickness of the board allow for great stability which is ideal for learning basic paddling techniques. It also allows you to paddle quickly to catch more waves. It is the ideal board for small waves but with a little expertise it can also be ridden in more consistent waves. In addition to being able to perform manoeuvres on the wave, the longboard also allows other types of manoeuvres by walking directly on the board to perform NOSERIDE.
The little extra: An ideal board for beginners, to improve, but also to surf with grace both on the wave and on the board. Often the most beautiful board of its quiver!
Venon Surfbaord team hopes that this article has been useful and has helped you to choose the type of surfboard that suits you best.
If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us, we will help you make your choice!