Learn how and where to find a surf board and the different parts of a surf board in this free surfing video lesson.
So as you can see, this is a beautiful long board. The sides is a 9'6". It means it's 9 feet long by 6 inches. Long boards can be anywhere from traditionally 8 feet up all the way to 12 feet for a canon board or a stand up paddling board. Long boards are great for small time surf. They're great for big long paddles if you need to paddle out a mile out or so. A long board has a nice flat surface so you can walk back and forth up to the front and the back. These are the long board fins. This is the main center fin. This is a QFR, which is a quick fin release system. It goes in and out instead of the traditional screw down so you can change fins while you're surfing or move the position. These are glass on side fins, considered like a thrust or a like a short board. Sometimes they're removable; sometimes they're not. This board has the advantage as being riding as a twin fin. This is a 9'6", so once again this is special for smaller waves or if you want to nose ride. Then we move into the short boards. This right here is a 6-0 custom surfboard that I had made for myself with my friend Ryan. The reason I asked for this board is because I need it for big surf and traveling. Traveling with a short board is a lot easier than taking a long board. As you can see the sizes, it's 3'6" difference. The short board has a 3 system fin setup that can be taken on and off within FCS spin screw that goes like this. You screw them and they pop off; easier for traveling. This here is your wax. If you don't have wax you're going to fall of the board. You can buy wax in any surf spot up and down the coast anywhere in the world. It's usually a dollar a board. You just take it and rub circles like wax on wax off. You're just going to do this to coat the board, short board or long board, any where you'd like. This is a tail pad system, so you don't have to use wax all the time. Some pros like them and some pros don't. They can scratch up your body if you're not surfing with a wetsuit if you're somewhere tropical. So you can have a tail pad or not. Those are the surfboards that I have brought to teach Sean how to surf on.
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