is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a surfboard. Every individual has a different ideal volume size due to the many factors that come into play such as age, ability, frequency and the type of waves you generally surf.
Volume is directly effected by the surfboard's outline
and dimensions. However, the correct volume for you relies more on your ability than anything else. A common mistake for beginners is purchasing a highly refined performance board like what the professional surfers ride as their first board. These boards are great but take years of progression to be utilized properly. Luckily today, even the most elite shapers design boards to suit all levels of surfers without compromising performance.
Get the right surfboard for your needs by finding the proper surfboard volume for your surfing ability and the style of board you want. Find a range of boards using our Board Engine (above) and see your recommended surfboard volume, then customize your order directly on Boardcave.
There's no end to surfboard sizes and shapes. From left to right: Gary McNeill Concepts Mini Pip, Panda Surfboards Astro Zombie, Chilli Surfboards Black Vulture, Sharp Eye Surfboards HT2, Eye Symmetry Surfboards The Lucid Eye, DHD Black Diamond, Haydenshapes Plunder, Pyzel Surfboards Padillac .
More about the Board Engine
The Boardcave Board Engine
has a built in surfboard volume calculator
that will show you the correct surfboard model and size based on your ability and calculated volume. Boardcave's mission is to help you find the right surfboard for your needs and abilities and connect you to the shapers who manufacture these boards.
An important and often over-looked variable in selecting the right surfboard
is the Volume (or Liters) of a surfboard. The volume, shape and construction method of a board all play into how it will paddle, float and surf. Simply put, if you ride a surfboard with the wrong volume, you will have a difficult time paddling into waves, your board may feel unstable or sluggish, and as a result, you will not have as much fun.
The Board Engine also takes other variables into consideration for selecting the right models for you to compare. Your height, weight, fitness, skill level, waves type, etc. all add to the way a certain board will perform for you. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, weekend warrior or daily devotee, one thing that is true for all levels is that you need the right board if you want to improve your skills and take your surfing to the next level.
At Boardcave, we ensure we prescribe the right surfboard for each surfer and allow you to connect directly with leading shapers to customize and buy your perfect surfboard, all directly on Boardcave.
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