What is a retro fish surfboard?

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What is a retro fish surfboard?

Our Retro Fish is a classic surfboard design based on the surfboards that were being surfed in the 1970’s. Our shapers have fine tuned the template to include today’s latest surfboard technology, with yesterdays style. This fish surfboard has a lot of volume that is good for floatation, paddling speed, and stability.

How do you size a retro fish surfboard?

For beginners, it’s recommended to surf a board up to 6 and 12 inches taller compared to the surfer’s height. For intermediate and advanced surfers, we recommend surfing these boards 3 to 5 inches smaller than your height and adding 2-5 liters more than your normal shortboard.

What is fish surfboard good for?

The fish surfboard is also highly capable at catching waves in small wave situations because of the wide template at the tail. There’s more planing surface to keep you afloat. A wide tail also provides great drive down line, which is very important when the waves are small.

What size retro fish should I get?

As I mentioned above, generally speaking, if you’re looking to get a pretty standard old school retro fish surfboard shape and you’re an average surfer and average weight for your height, you’ll likely want to be looking for something about 2 – 6 inches shorter than your height.

Can you duck dive with a foam board?

And Foamboards are notoriously more buoyant to help beginner surfers catch waves more easily, and make the whole pop up process more forgiving. So as a rule of thumb, any foamboard between five and seven feet can be duck-dived (just about), but anything above that will be almost impossible.

Why do surfers touch the wave?

Just the action of touching the water will force you to get lower to your surfboard and maintain a low centre of gravity. It will also make you turn harder and faster which will send you back towards the lip of the wave on a more vertical trajectory and give your surfing a more dynamic look.

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