HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FOAM TOP SURFBOARD
Like most sporting equipment, life and utility relies on how you care for it. Soft Top Longboards are among the most low maintenance on the market. However, they still require some care.
Be sure to wash your board off with fresh water after each use. It’s important to rinse the salt water off as it can be corrosive to the material.
A good carrying case is also a worthwhile investment. This helps protect your baby and keep it out of the sun, which over time could cause fading or warping.
Most all surfboards benefit from waxing before each use. The purpose of using wax on your board is to serve as a protective layer and to help prevent slipping while in the water. Even foam boards that have rougher textures can benefit from frequent waxing.
There are so many varieties of Surfboards on the market. It can get a bit overwhelming. The easiest way to go about selecting which type of board to buy is to break down each aspect. The first feature to look at is the board design.
Keep in mind your skill level and the type of waves you will most frequently encounter. These details will help you choose which design is best to suit your needs.
For novice surfers, it’s important not to spend too much time shopping all the specific details available when it comes to board design. In this case, basic is usually better.
This is feature is perhaps thought of the least by surfers, but it’s an important one. The volume of a board is directly correlated to skill level and wave type.
A surfboard with less volume is typically used by surfers with higher skill levels to surf bigger, trickier waves. Whereas a board with more volume is most useful for beginners surfing flatter waves. The volume is usually notated somewhere on the board.
This board feature is one of the most important to consider when shopping surfboards. It’s important to get a board that will last while you continue to grow as a surfer. In this case, you get what you pay for. If you go the cheaper route you may be sacrificing on things like durability.
Buying a highly durable surfboard is a must. Even if it’s a little bit more of an investment, it’s certainly the better choice, as it will last much longer. The good news is that foamie surfboards are typically the most cost effective. You can find an incredibly durable foam board for a wallet-friendly price.
LENGTH AND WIDTH
The total length of a surfboard is measured from the very top (nose) to the very bottom (tail). Longer boards are best for beginners, whereas shorter boards are usually used by more experienced surfers. Similarly, wider boards are most beneficial for new surfers while more narrow boards are more used by advanced riders. Usually, the bigger the board, the more easy it is to use.