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Ideal Fin Size

What is the Ideal Fin Size? The fins on the surfboard have a big impact on a number of things, including the manoeuvrability and stability of the surfboard. This article will briefly go over basic information regarding the size and weight of FCS and Future fins.   FCS Fins SMALL (S) = 55-70 KGEXTRA SMALL (XS) = Under 55 KG MEDIUM (M) = 65-80 KG LARGE (L) = 75-90 KG EXTRA LARGE (XL) = Over 85 KG             FUTURE Fins EXTRA SMALL (XS) = 34-53 KG SMALL (S) = 48-70 KG MEDIUM (M) = 65-88 KG LARGE (L) = Over 80 KG      ...

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Why choose an Egg Surfboard?

Why choose an Egg Surfboard?

Great for intermediate surfers Made for fun Easy to balance Long board stability with short board performance Great for riding smaller, less powerful waves For someone first getting into surfing, the huge variety of surfboard types can be quite confusing. (Beginners: read more about the egg and other types of surfboards here.) Whether you're just starting out or you're an intermediate surfer wanting something a little shorter and more manoeuverable, an egg surfboard is a great option.   What is an egg surfboard? An egg surfboard is a type of funboard: a mix between a long board and a short board. Eggs get their name from their rounded, egg shaped nose and their short, almost stubby size. While it is...

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How Long Is It Going To Take Me To Ride My First Wave?

How Long Will It Take Me To Ride My First Wave? Typically for any beginner, we would suggest taking a few lessons to begin with just so you can get the hang of the motions, as well as being able to ask as many questions to your expert teacher. After a few lessons, it is up to the individual and how often they are willing to spend in the water practising. Some people pick up how to catch a wave quickly, while others, it takes longer to learn how to balance and get used to the movements. The more hours...

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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 is the best surfboard for beginners?

Authored By DisruptSports

One of the most common mistakes that new surfers make is choosing the wrong board to learn on. The best surfboards for beginners depends on things like body size, fitness level and goals when surfing. There are a few basic tips to help you avoid rookie mistakes and make finding a beginner board a little easier. Start out with a used surfboard. Don't go too small to learn on. The best board size depends on your body size.   Start with a used board It can be tempting to go out and buy the coolest surf board you can find but as a beginner that is a huge mistake. When you are learning to catch waves for the first time you are very likely to damage your board. There...

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