Posts Tagged 'surfboard'

Getting A Custom Painted Surfboard

greg-kroleski-surfboard-eagleA surfboard will perform the same regardless of its paint job.  But when your board looks sweet, you probably ride a bit better just because of the confidence boost.

There is no doubt about it, surfers love how their boards look.  Many surfboards sell because of sweet artwork.  Look at …Lost Surfboards.  Sure the boards are great, but would they be nearly as popular if it weren’t for the cool art on every board?

Even pop-out manufacturers are putting cool designs on their boards.

I took a look at the surfboards that are most viewed in the Board Rack and just like you might have guessed, the boards that look the coolest get the most clicks.  No one wants a plain white board. Continue reading ‘Getting A Custom Painted Surfboard’

Shape Your Own Surfboard

Have you ever wanted to shape your own surfboard?  I did, but thought it was going to cost a ton of money.  In fact, I didn’t even know where to get the tools and materials.  That problem has been solved.  Thanks to Foam E-Z, if you have a few hundred bucks and a free Saturday, you can make your own surfboard.

foam e-z surfboard supply shop

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Q&A About “The Best Surfboards of 2011” Best Surfboards of 2011 just released our newest feature, “The Best Surfboards of 2011.”  This new section of our site pulls data from every surfboard model’s ratings to rank the top surfboards of each category.

This is the first time anyone has done a feature like this using 100% user ratings, so we’re stoked to be able to release it.  Of course, like everything new, there are a lot of questions from surfboard shapers, surfers and industry folk.

I’m going to take a minute here to answer some questions I’ve been emailed in the past week.

Q: How do you calculate the rankings?

A: In our top secret laboratory we have an army of one thousand monkeys with abacuses running complex calculations.  First they look at the performance rankings of each board, taking into account overall score as well as: paddling, maneuverability, stability and speed.  They then look at things like popularity; how often is the board viewed, ranked and commented on.  Finally, they look for consistency in rankings, if a board has a lot of really high rankings and a lot of low rankings, it shows us that there might be something fishy, where as if a board is consistently ranked a 7 or 8, we know that is accurate.

Its a fairly complex equation that results in a new number we call the “SurfScience Score” or “SS Score”  This new number will be appearing around the site more and will be a new way to compare surfboards. Continue reading ‘Q&A About “The Best Surfboards of 2011”’

My New Asymmetrical Surfboard

I started work on a new board last weekend.  Inspired by Carl Ekstrom (who we interviewed here) & Tim Bessell I decided to make an asymmetrical surfboard.

The benefit of an asym is that you get to ride one type of board on your front side and another on your toe side.  The trick is figuring out what two types you are going to blend together.

asymmetrical surfboard Continue reading ‘My New Asymmetrical Surfboard’

Sacred Craft – Fall 2010

Sacred Craft is the surfboard expo that happens twice a year somewhere in San Diego.  It is one the favorite weekends of the SurfScience team because it gives us an excuse to get together, catch some waves and check out the newest in surfboard technology, all in one day.

sunova surfboard quiver Continue reading ‘Sacred Craft – Fall 2010’

The Official SurfScience Guide to Surfboard Design

The team at has released the official guide to surfboard design.  This guide will walk even the greenest of surfers through the basic parts of a surfboard and explain how they come into play during a surf session. Continue reading ‘The Official SurfScience Guide to Surfboard Design’

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