No, you don't need one, but in my opinion riding a longboard is the best way to have lots of fun in tiny waves. Other \"small wave boards\" sound interesting, too, though. I tried out a fish for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it was a good time.
Just FYI ...IMO most fishes arent really intended for tiny waves. Especially ones with keel fins and deep swallow tails.
Anyway on point...I agree with Zippy. I own a longboard and love riding it but find it really boring in tiny waves. I like doing turns, pumps and a loose feel in tiny waves and would much rather ride a board like this (below) than a longboard in 1-2 foot mush:
Last edited by mitchell; Dec 14, 2011 at 08:42 PM.