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Holly Beck and the ladies at Amigas Surf Camp getting some fun rides in some fun waves.

Check out the review of the Drifter Model from DailyStoke.com.

 

While surfing the net the other day a board jumped off the screen and caught my attention.  I just loved the shape, color, and overall look and it prompted me to do some investigating on who the manufacturer was.  A few clicks later I found myself on the website of Equinox Surfboards.  I hadn't heard of them before but their boards looked really cool and their prices were unbeatable!  I was anxious to learn more and reached out to ..... CONTINUE READING

 


People who are surfing for the first time should be informed in the different types of surfboards available, as this will help to determine the amount of fun that they will have and whether they continue with the sport.

In learning to surf, it's normally suggested that you rent surfboard so you get used to the feeling of being in the ocean with a board strapped to you.  Once you have rented the surfboard, it's believed that people are better prepared to buy a board that suits their surfing needs.  Learning the different types of surfboards will aid you in selecting the right one for you.

There are various types of surfboards available to people that want to surf, some of these boards are:

Shortboard Surfboards - These kinds of surfboard allows for better wave control and uses a great deal of speed as oppose to the longboard. People are capable powerful turning and cutting back more rapidly so that they can stay ahead of the wave. Having a shortboard allows the surfer to stay in the pocket (where the breaking part of the wave meets the shoulder of the wave) more easily.

Funboard Surfboards - This type of surfboard falls in between longboards and the shortboard. It has some of the characteristics of the longboard, as it is wider and longer than your typically styled shortboard, but the shorter length relative to a longboard lends to better maneuvering. Funboard Surfboards and Longboard Surfboards are similar in popularity.  

Longboard Surfboards - This type of surfboard is the oldest kind, as it was the first type of surfboard that people rode the waves on. The physical appearance of the boards was wider and longer and heavier than those used today. The older boards where constructed of balsa and boards could weigh upwards of 70 lbs.  If your decision is to ride the waves on a longboard, then you need to choose a board that is suitable for your weight and athletic ability. The long boards are much simpler for learning although many opt for the funboard surfboards too. 

There are many surfers who only ride longboard surfboards on the flip side there are people who are die-hard short boarders. In the world of surfing, you will find most people have ridden both styles surfboards and will have both the long and short so as to match the type wave at the time.

Check out the new Equinox Surfboards Models for 2012.  Most models will be shipping around mid-April, but pre-order is available today.  The 6'10" Hybrid Surfboard - Blade is already available with many in stock.  Check out the full 2012 New boards or click any of the links below for details.  If you need any help deciding which board best fits your ability level, please drop an email to info@equinoxsurfboards.com.

5'8" Egg - Blaster 6'6" Retro Fish - Fire 6'8" Shortboard - Triton


7'6" Funboard - Lotus 8'6" Longboard - Burner
8'10" Longboard - Tree


6'10" Hybrid - Blade 9'4" Longboard - Phantom

 Retro Fish Surfboard

We get this question all the time and wanted to address, “Is a Retro Fish Surfboard a good choice for a beginner”.  There is no simple answer.  If you are referring to a 6'0" 190 lbs person who is trying to ride a 5'10" retro fish, the answer is no.  If you are referring to a 5'7" 150 lbs person who is considering a 6'10" retro fish, the answer might be yes.  There are many factors to consider when looking at retro fish surfboards.  We believe this shape is the best for surfers who have gotten through the fresh beginner stage are looking to move to a smaller board. 

We highly recommend retro fish surfboards for those who are comfortable catching waves with a funboard, mini-longboard, or longboard and are looking to move down to more of a shortboard feel.  Retro fish surfboards are great as transitional boards because they still offer the responsiveness of a shortboard but have the paddle power of the longer board.  Typical thicknesses of retro fish surfboards range from 2-3/4” – 3-1/4” which provide the ease of paddle characteristic. 

Choosing a beginner board is always stressful but it doesn’t have to be.  To receive a custom recommendation on beginner surfboards please contact us at info@equinoxsurfboards.com.

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