Different Types of Surfboards and Their Use – Four Kinds that Might Surprise You

Surfing is a popular sport throughout the world, but many would easily overlook the intricacies of the concept. This is particularly true where the variety of surfboards is concerned.

Fish

This is a peculiar kind of shortboard that is shaped to resemble the basic outline of a fish. The back-end has a V-shaped cut out that makes the board resemble the mouth of a fish. Despite the short-length, these boards can be quite wide.

Gun

These are larger versions of shortboards that are designed to tackle extreme surfing conditions. They are designed to be easy to paddle and to enable surfers to enter fast-waves quickly.

SUPs

Stand-Up Paddle-Boards are one of the latest trends and also one of the easiest to grasp since these are large stable boards where an individual can navigate easily with the use of a paddle. This concept is becoming extremely popular, and soon every Seminyak beach resort the likes of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort should offer SUP experiences.

The Foilboard

This is definitely one of the most bizarre kinds of surfboards you will ever discover. These are designed with the same physics as hydrofoil craft, with a component that extends into the water and will lift the rider and the board above the surface of the water at high speeds.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+