Surfboard Info            
  Good for fast steep waves in the 3 - 8 feet range. This is the best board for waves in the sebastian inlet area, and other areas with shallow sandbars. Too much work if the waves are under 3 feet cause the board lacks buoyancy. Most shortboards differ in the type of tail, how much rocker, and the board thickness. Square and squash tail shapes usually give the board more snappy turns, whereas a rounded pintail yields more drawn out turns. Generally, boards with a squash or square tail are better for small peaky waves, and the rounded pin is better for bigger and/or hollow waves.
  This board ranges in overall shape. Sometimes taking the shape of hybrid between a shortboard and a longboard with a somewhat rounded nose, and sometimes taking the shape of a short longboard (sometimes called a Mini Malibu) having a very rounded nose and tail. As its name implies, it is very fun in all conditions and combines the benefits of a longboard (quick paddling and fast even on small waves) with the benefits of a shortboard (manuerability and easy duck diving).
  Ideal for waves between 2-5 foot. It's only draw back is that when the waves get over 5 feet and more hollow then the board has a tendency to slide-out a bit (it doesn't hold a good line). These boards are short, but wide and thick. Their width gives the board a good turning arc, and the thickness gives the board extra buoyancy to keep speed on small mush-burgers. Cutbacks and off the tops are easy and yield a curved arc rather than a snap. Fish boards usually have a swallow tail to allow for enhanced maneurability. They sometimes have a rounded nose for extra buoyancy (volume).
  Certainly the best board on large days. Guns range in size from 7 feet to over 12 feet. Size of the board chosen depends on the wave size. Guns have the shape of a shortboard (pointed nose and narrow), but are very long and usually have a pintail. Usually ridden in waves 8 feet and larger. A must for very large waves.
  Last but not least, the longboard is one of the funnest surfboards in small to midsize waves. Easy to paddle, easy to catch waves, and very fast on small waves. Usually ridden in waves 1' to 6', and sometimes larger (experts only). If you've never ridden a longboard, you don't know what your missing. Turning a longboard is very different than turning on a shortboard because it is a more gradual process. Also, it is easier to 'catch a rail' (and plunder) on a longboard.