Surfboard Volume Chart

Surfing Volume Chart to help you get the right Funboard or Shortboard
 
Use the chart below to figure your shortboard and funboard volume. 
We’ve found this chart to be accurate, it’s helped us in the past year, with well over 500 people. We can’t take credit for it, but if you know who created the chart contact us, we’d like to thank them. 
 
To find out volume first find your weight, then move across to the right and match it to your surfing ability.
 
  • For funboard volume it’s best to increase your volume one column to the right on this chart.
  • If you surf in a deep water break that doesn’t jack up, then go with a little more volume, it just makes it easier to paddle into the wave.
  • When you go shorter, make sure you get a little more volume to compensate for the loss of length. But If your a intermediate to advanced surfer stay in the same recommend volume if you surf more at least 3 times a week. 
 
We’re definitely here to help you. So if you need help contact us we are more than happy to assist. When you email us tell us what board manufacture, model and size you were thinking about getting. Also include your height, weight, ability and we’ll get back to you right away. 
Just because we don’t have a certain size in stock does not mean we cant get it. Most of the time we’ve been pre-selling boards as they are being built. 
 
 
WHAT LEVEL ARE YOU?
 
BEGINNER
  • When you surf, you either stay in the mushy whitewater with your nose pointed toward the beach, or you might even attempt to drop into some tiny waves.
  • You're still learning the basics of the sport such as paddling, standing up and making small turns.
  • There's still more for you to master before you start swimming towards the outer breaks, and your surfing etiquette may be a bit rusty.
 
INTERMEDIATE / BEGINNER
  • Progression is on your mind.
  • You've mastered most of the basics: you can pop up easily, drop in and turn on small waves.
  • Able to catch and stand on broken waves more than 60% of all attempts. 
  • You’re fairly comfortable with take offs, balancing and standing up.
  • You have begun to understand the way the ocean moves and can paddle for the waves you want.
  • You can duck dive and turtle roll into bigger waves. 
  • You've begun to move toward the outer breaks for a chance at some steeper rides.
 
INTERMEDIATE
  • You can successfully paddle out alone at a familiar location
  • Catch and ride waves to a logical finish frontside or backside, confidently using the three basic surfing turns - bottom turn, top turn and cutback.
  • Your refining you timing and take off.
  • You surf most weekends
 
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCE
  • You can paddle out alone to a surf spot you’ve never ridden and assess the lineup. 
  • You can catch and ride waves of your choice, to finish confidently using a full range of turns in a distinctive, effective style.
 
ADVANCE (EXPERT)
  • You've been riding waves for some time now, and have mastered all of the basic surfing moves.
  • Your focus has turned to riding out bigger, breaking waves and performing tricks such as floaters, cutbacks and aerial moves.
  • You ride a smaller surfboard (or a performance longboard) and find yourself seeking the most challenging waves in a set.
  • You still have things to learn, but nobody would dare tell you.
 
 
Thanks for checking out the volume chart - David