Surfing in Britain? It’s Chilly but Brilliant and Widening in Appeal. Here’s Three Tips on Choosing the Right Surfboard for Your Needs and What You Need to Know to Get the Most Out of Your Ride.
by Adam & Lorna
Having a surfboard for a long boarder is not common, but it is a great way to extend your surf trips to an entirely different dimension. A long boarder in particular can find a great surf in places where short board spots are few and far between.
If you are starting a long board trip, a great place to start is with a wide, surfboard that is right for you. There are several factors to consider when looking at which long board to get and here are three things that you need to consider when choosing your board.
1. What’s your Style?
The first thing to consider is what you want to be doing and what your style of surfing is. There is no one-size-fits-all long board, so knowing your needs and what your style is is key. If you want to surf at a point break in Cornwall, be it a long board or a short board, then the first thing you need to make sure of is that your board is right for you.
If you love to be up in the mountains, you should have a board that is built to take you to the high-country; if you want a board to be a beach cruiser, make sure your board is built to take you to those waves that will take you to a point break.
The second thing to look at is the length of the board. There are different long boards for different styles of surfing. If you are a board that is a beach cruiser, you need to look at a board that is right for you when it comes to length and that board should be of a specific length.
Beach cruiser, for example, typically surfs at a shorter distance and therefore has a shorter board length. But a long boarder, on the other hand, wants that distance to be as long as possible and therefore his or her board will be the same length as a beach cruiser.
In the same way, long boarders on a beach cruiser board often want a board that is shorter than a beach cruiser with the same length as a long boarder who has their board longer