Surfboard Dimensions

Discussion in 'Surfboards and Surfboard Design' started by surfswimmer, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. surfswimmer

    surfswimmer New Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    Recently I have been thinking of having some fun experimenting and trying to shape my own board. I am 15, 5'8, around 120 pounds and have been surfing around 5 years. What would be some good dimensions for a high performance short board that would have good speed and that I would be able to pull some radical tricks like aerials on? Also I live in Cocoa Beach, Florida where there is a lack of quality waves if this matters.
  2. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Check out Matt Kechele's boards and his website. He invented the airs (so he sez) at The Inlet and shapes great boards that can ride mush, catch air,and still carve in steep pockets. But they tend to fall apart under your feet after a heavy pounding. But use his dimensions with a bit of reinforcing stregth and you have a starting point.

  3. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    check out the tomo vanguard or deathstar. you can go super short and narrow.

    kevin reed from santa cruz was the first guy to start doing airs. he got a cover shot on Surfing mag in 1975 doing one. was also the best skateboarder in the world around that time. way ahead of everybody during that era. i saw him at 50+ yrs old almost pull a 540. full rotation and half. no sh!t.
  4. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    He was wayyyy ahead of his time and a badazz on a board with fins or wheels.