Prime Surfboards - surfboards in Australia
For a great range of surf boards, made from quality Australian materials, check the out the surf boards at Prime Surfboards. Prime is a new supplier of surf boards in Australia, making quality surf boards more affordable. We offer stylish surf boards which are quality constructed, at prices that will save you at up to 30-45% off other surf boards on the market. Prime's range of surf boards suit everyone from beginners through to the most experienced surfers. We carry some 30 contemporary and classical designs of surf boards including soft boards, long boards, short boards, mini mals and skimmer boards. We also sell surfing accessories. It's not just the size of our range of surf boards that will amaze you. We oversee every step of manufacturing to guarantee you high quality construction and hand shaping. And we are the only supplier of surf boards in Australia using all quality Australian surf blanks in all our surf boards. Prime sells surf boards wholesale and to the public, and offers great rates to schools. We also deliver anywhere in Australia. Check out our range of surf boards by visiting our website, or contact us for a brochure. We also have a showroom at Clayton, Victoria. For an awesome range of surf boards, contemporary or classical designs, made to a brilliant standard with quality Australian materials, and at great prices, choose Prime Surfboards. Surf Boards Prime Surfboards Office & Showroom - South Centre Business Park 21 / 632-642 Clayton Road Clayton South, Melbourne 3169 Phone : 03 9558 0008 Fax : 03 9558 0003 Email : info@primesurfboards.com.au Surf boards For a great range of surf boards, made from quality Australian materials, check the out the surf boards at Prime Surfboards. Prime is a new supplier of surf boards in Australia, making quality surf boards more affordable. We offer stylish surf boards which are quality constructed, at prices that will save you at up to 30-45% off other surf boards on the market. Prime's range of surf boards suit everyone from beginners through to the most experienced surfers. We carry some 30 contemporary and classical designs of surf boards including soft boards, long boards, short boards, mini mals and skimmer boards. We also sell surfing accessories. It's not just the size of our range of surf boards that will amaze you. We oversee every step of manufacturing to guarantee you high quality construction and hand shaping. And we are the only supplier of surf boards in Australia using all quality Australian surf blanks in all our surf boards. Prime sells surf boards wholesale and to the public, and offers great rates to schools. We also deliver anywhere in Australia. Check out our range of surf boards by visiting our website, or contact us for a brochure. We also have a showroom at Clayton, Victoria. For an awesome range of surf boards, contemporary or classical designs, made to a brilliant standard with quality Australian materials, and at great prices, choose Prime Surfboards.

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Prime Surfboards - choosing your surfboard

Know your weapon

Rocker

Rocker is the amount of curve from the nose to the tail that determines the turning characteristics of your surfboard. The more curves the board has the easier it will turn, but it will also mean you have less drive.
Generally, if you are surfing tight in the pocket or hollow, punchy waves you'll need a surfboard with more rockers. If the waves are fat and slow, then a flatter rocker will be better for maintaining speed through the dead sections.


 

A thicker surfboard will be very buoyant and easy to paddle, but will be sluggish and hard to manoeuvre for someone who is small and light. Know your weight and conditions.

Board Width
The wider the surfboard the more stable it will be, as well as giving it extra planning area. Tail width will determine how loose your board is. Shortboards tend to have wider tails while guns will have narrower tails for mote drive and stiffness



Bottom Contour
The bottom contour a the curve from rail to rail and is perhaps the most complex and debatable element surfboard design.

CONCAVE: Feeds water under your board and out through the tail, giving it more speed and acceleration. Varieties include single concave, double concave and single to double concave (single under the front root feeding into a double under the back foot).

CHANNELS: Designed primarily for clean surf, channels will give your board Road Runner-like speed and are great for power carves. The negative is they can tend to 'track' on the wave face if too deep.

VEE: Designed to guide the board from rail to rail quickly, the Vee design’s increased movement compensates its lack in speed.

 

Tail

ROUNDED SQUARE TAIL: The most popular design for performance shortboards. The rounded square is smooth and forgiving in all conditions.

SQUARE TAIL: Not a really common tail shape, the square is primarily for small waves but the sharp, square corners aren't as forgiving as the rounded square.

SWALLOW TAIL: Allows for good drive and leverage with the extra rail length but with a nice squirt of looseness with the reduced tail area. Great tail for a fish.

ROUND TAIL: Good on the rail, the round tail promotes smoother turns. Suits a surfer who tends to be more front-footed.

PIN TAIL: Traditionally a bigger wave tail. Holds in well and rides smooth, great for holding a line in a sick pit.

Rails

LOW RAILS: Very sensitive and tend to bite into the wave face. Good for bigger or hollow waves and longer, smoother turns.


BOXY/FULL RAILS: More forgiving and suited for shorter, quick turns. Good for small-wave surfing and they also give the board more volume.



FINS

DEPTH: The depth is the length of the fin from base to tip, or the distance it protrudes into the water. It affects the hold the fin has in a turn and the greater the depth the more control a board will have.

BASE LENGTH: Base length affects the amount of drive and speed the board has. The greater the base length, the greater the drive.

RAKE: The rake is the angle that the fin top's trailing edge sweeps back beyond the fin's rear point. Fins with plenty of rake cut through the water well and are good for big turns. Less rake means tighter turning arcs.

FLEX: Stiff fins with a small amount of flex have more speed and feel. Heavy flex fins are more forgiving and are better for novice surfers.