The surfboard is used in water surfing sport. They are light in weight but have floating capacity enough to support a grown-up individual. They are normally made of wood or fiberglass. But the latest trend is to have an inflated surfboard. When one wants to surf he can simply unfold the board and inflate it using a pump. Now the surfboard is ready for use. This inflated board weights less and floats more.
The upper side of the surfboard is called deck. It normally comes with a wax coating which helps the user to have a good grip.
The tip of the surfboard is the nose. The nose may be pointed or rounded off. The rails are the edges from tip to tail of the surfboard.
The user should select the correct board based on his height and weight. One board cannot serve best to every family member.
It should not be too light as there is always the risk of losing balance. At the same time, the board should not be too heavy to handle.
Wide ranges of surfboards are available in surfbretter.
While surfing narrow boards respond quickly to the wind speed. But wider boards give better speed and balance.
Surfing offers a lot of health benefits. The shoulder strength improves due to paddling. The leg strength improves due to standing.
Also, it reduces stress and is an enjoyable sport. Hence cardiovascular illnesses are reduced.
Surfing also has few etiquettes to be followed.
Always one should not try to paddle around someone who is already riding on a wave. Never try to interfere in other surfers’ right of way. Always ensure the safety of the co-surfers.
Beware of undercurrent while surfing on oceans. Also if the water is filled with debris or rocks it will be risky. Always do not disturb the marine life while surfing.