So one of the most common questions we get here is, "what size of surfboard should I get?" I wish that there was a simple answer to that but unfortunately there really isn't. The answer lies in several questions I need to ask you... "What's your skill level, height, weight, goal, type of wave...?" I think you get the idea.
Many people assume that a surfable wave is the same wherever you go. The wave comes out of the water, you jump on your surfboard, and proceed to surf it. However, there is more to a little more to it than that. Depending on where the wave starts depends on how the wave will behave and what sort of ride the surfer can expect. For our purposes we are going to discuss waves at beach breaks, point breaks, and reef breaks.
Epoxy surfboards started to become popular in the 1990's. Prior to that for the last 40 or so years, traditional fiberglass surfboards were what the masses surfed with. As with anything new there have been many discussions over the benefits and downsides of an epoxy surfboard. For those of you considering purchasing a new surfboard here are some points to consider.