There are literally hundreds of different brands of surf accessories out there but there really is only a short list of items you need to go surfing. This is one of the most amazing elements of surfing is the simplicity of the lifestyle. Basically a board and you and you are all set but there are a few things you want to have ready before you paddle out.
We often meet people who buy surfboards without any understanding on what their shape will do. They often say they picked the board because it simply "looks cool" and come to find out the hard way that it does not ride the way they expected. Beyond the basics of general board shape, each shape has certain characteristics that makes those boards behave in the specific way that they do. To help you understand what is making your board behave like it does we have compiled a surface level over...
You may be asking yourself the question "What's the difference between all the surfboard shapes I see?"
The overall shape of your board, (taking into account nose & tail shape) will essentially determine how your board performs.
Most boards fit into a general category, in which the other boards in that category will also have similarly shaped noses and general outlines.