The Minion was designed to replace your need for a longboard when the surf is sub par. The full round nose makes paddling a dream and extremely user friendly to surf. The tail end is pulled in to give it that extra ability to be put on the rail. Boards like this are a joy to surf and a great addition to the quiver for the everyday shortboarder or the novice beginner. For everyday surfers order this model 2-4” shorter than your normal shortboard. Equipped with a 5 fin set up, this gives you plenty of fin options to keep you in the water on the slow days.