Volume is a numeric measurement of mass. And is just as valid and important as the length, width and thickness measurements of a board.
Once you correctly understand the use of volume, you can instantly know if a board is going to be the right size for you just by looking at that magic number written of most of all the new surfboards being released today.
The chart above very simply combines your weight range with your skill level, to give you an educated guess of what your optimum surfboard volume is.
Note, that the more honest you are to yourself on what your skill level really is, the better tailored board you will get. In our personal opinion, it's always better to air on the side of too much volume, rather than too little.
And also note, that skill level is in no way directly relevant to the amount of time you've been surfing, or the amount of experience you have. You could have been surfing for 15 years and still only be at an intermediate level. Or you could have been surfing for 5 years and be a freak of nature aerialist. It comes down to the same thing, the more honest you are to yourself, the better board you will get out of it.
And if your still a little confused and need some help, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be more than happy to assist you.
|Weight in LBS||In KGMultiple times||Advanced||Advanced / Intermediate +5%||Intermediate +25%||Intermediate / Beginner +50%||Beginner +100%|