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Transitioning from a Longboard to a Shortboard

Transitioning from a Longboard to a Shortboard

So you think you are ready to take the plunge, and begin transitioning from a longboard to a shortboard? Based on your ability level, it is important to consider the different styles, setups and the shapes of a shorter board. Depending on the type of waves you are gonna be riding the surfboards' tails, fins and shape will determine what surfboard is right for you. First thing I would say is, are you ready to be super frustrated by the lightness of a shortboard in comparison to a longboard? It’s going to be harder to paddle and harder to get...

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Progressing to a better Surfboard

Progressing to a better surfboard can be hindered by your board choice. So when do you know when it’s time to make the transition and what is the ideal board for this? This transition generally happens when you feel as though your longboard is getting bogged when you turn/manoeuvre your board. When you are regularly venturing into larger surf and  need to be able to duck dive. You’ve been surfing for quite some time and would like to apply your skills on a longer board to a new style of surfing If you want to make the transition to a shorter...

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What are the Best Surfboards to Learn On?

What are the Best Surfboards to Learn On?

Authored By DisruptSports

So you want to learn to surf? Well let's go through a list of the best surfboards to learn on and get you started. There are three types of boards that we recommend. And sorry, none of them are a shortboard. To ensure fast progression in surfing, opt for one of these classics, long boards are the best surfboards to learn on.   1. The Mini Mal Mini Mals or Mini Malibu’s are one of the best surfboards to learn on, they’re not as bulky as longboards but are still super buoyant with awesome paddle power to ensure you get out the back faster! The key features of Mini Mals is the manoeuvrability of a shorter stick, but the buoyancy of...

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