It’s considered a longboard if it measures nine feet or longer. A board that measures between eight and nine feet is often called a funboard, but that’s really just another name for a longboard on the short side. These 8-12-foot stick are the best option if you want to be able to surf year-round. Because of their size, great floatation and glide, they make tiny 1-2 feet days much more fun.
The big size of these boards provide plenty of planning surface and floatation. This, plus a low to medium rocker,helps you glide on the surface of the water. These boards help you paddle with loads of speed, making easy for you to catch more waves. Their length, width and thickness provide loads of stability, which is great to learn basic techniques.
So it’s the length of the board that determines the style of riding.
They pick up waves sooner, ride faster and are able to sustain momentum through the flatter areas of a wave.
Longboarding is a class-act and the classic essence of the surfing lifestyle.