There are so many Liquid Shredder ®surf board lengths and Models to choose from, there is one designed to fit almost any riders needs and athletic ability.
Remember surfboards are just like clothes…you can still use them if they are too big, but, too small is totally useless.
Matching rider weight, skill level and wave size are very important. As a point of fact, a longer and wider surfboard is always easier to “ride” but can be impossible to “surf”.
True “Surfing” is turning and maneuvering on waves. If the rider’s mass is too low in relation to the board they cannot turn it. A surfboard which is too small won’t float the rider and is difficult to control and may be impossible to ride. A surfboard which is too large will not turn easily and will not be a fun ride. Also, Remember, kids grow, so always keep this fact in mind if your buying a surfboard for a child.
First, we provide a suggested rider weight information online for each model. This helps match your skill level & weight to a board.
If you have limited or no experience in a similar sport like Skateboarding or Snowboarding then add 20 pounds (for “not very athletic” beginners, double that to 40lbs or even 50lbs) to your actual weight and buy the corresponding board size. Example: I weigh 120lbs but have never Skateboarded or anything similar but I’m very athletic with great coordination and balance. My effective weight is 140lbs so I could buy a 6’4 but because that is the top of the 6’4 board’s suggested maximum weight I’d be better off with a 7’5. Also, I live on the US East Coast. The waves are generally small here and a bigger board is easier for the wave to push…so the larger 7’5″ board is my best choice.
If you are Athletic, are a Snowboarder, Skateboarder or some sport similar to surfing you might consider the Pro Series. This board is a more advanced and higher performance than our Standard Models. It turns and rips just like a hand shaped Radical glass board but with reduced risk of injury and lower price of a Liquid Shredder®. After riding a Pro Series you may find that you never need to move up to a glass board saving you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
There is no particular surfboard that is perfect for one person on all types of waves or conditions. Many surfers build a quiver of different boards of all shapes and sizes.
The statements herein relating to board size choices are abstract and are general guidelines only. We have never seen the rider nor have we evaluated their athletic abilities, so we cannot make the final determination. Keep in mind, used boards cannot be returned. See: Terms & Conditions for details.