dermo909 wrote:I noticed today that it was longboarders catching the most waves while the shortboarders were struggling to catch one. Invariably the shortboarders would either get the wave breaking on their head or have a short ride which was completely different to the longboarders who could catch the wave earlier and have a good 100m of wave face to play with.
So for your average surfer riding an average wve, is riding a shorter board just a bit too much hard work when they could be catching loads of waves on a 9 footer?
Perhaps they can catch more waves, earlier, easier etc, and maybe this is partly why SUP'ers are becoming more prevelent, but when you see a long-boarder getting beasted after being caught inside on a large set and not able to duck-dive through the waves, it's all worth it.
It seems a smoother glide on a long-board, (might be wrong?!) but I know I can't get or generate as much speed as on something shorter. Much simpler transporting a short board to the beach as well.
Why be one or the other? Different board for different conditions.....?