Shortboard or ‘Thruster’

The most common board used for shredding and contest-style surfing. It sacrifices paddling ease for the sake of speed, power and control. They are generally around 5’6″ to 6’4″ long and between 16″ and 19″ wide, generally with a rounded square tail. A surfboard designed for the advanced surfer.


The fish surfboard differs from a shortboard in that it has a wider, rounder nose, a wider mid-section width and a ‘swallow tail’. They are generally between 5’2″ and 6’4″ long and between 18″ and 22″ wide. They are designed to improve wave catching capability while maintaining speed and manoeuvring performance, ideal for small to medium sized waves.