Small Wave Performance boards are a must have in the quiver if you want to make the most out of small conditions. They are often labeled summer boards due to the correlation of average surf and summer in Australia. Small Wave Performance surfboards are short stocky hybrids of their refined High Performance brothers. The main difference is that these boards pack more volume which gives you the edge on any surfer who paddles out on their standard shortboard.
A category that is worth looking at if your after a small wave board is Retro / Classic, these boards usually go great in small waves but provide a more classical feel to surfing that every surfer should experience. Popular Small Wave Performers include the Pyzel - Phantom and the more alternate Haydenshapes - Untitled just to name a few.