All surf boards have specific dimensions so that they can be recognized according to their type. Also, such dimensions can be customized, depending on the surfers’ needs. The dimensions to take into account are the ones exposed below.

Length, that is what the board measures lengthwise, from the tail to the tip. The longer the board, the less manoeuvrability it has. Anyway, this can be compensated with the other measurements (there is where hybrid boards come from).


The width, measuring the board transversely. The length of both rails in the middle of the board is measured.

The thickness, that is the height of the board in a cross section made in the middle of its length. The thicker it is, the more resistance, volume and floating ability it has.

The rocker, that is the measure of nose and tail measuring how high the board nose is in relation to the horizontal. As you know, the boards are not flat and the rocker measures the curvature level. The less curved it is, the greater speed it has, since it touches less the water surface.

Two considerations that you should take into account for measurements are the following: On the one hand, measure in feet and not centimetres. On the other hand, take into account that the measurements work in compensation; however, there are some factors to take into account to be able to know what measurements to use. These factors are: floatability, maneuverability and the type of wave you want to surf.

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