Volume Chart for Surfboards
The volume chart below is something we've been using for the past 5 years and it seems to be pretty accurate. We can’t take credit for it, but if you know who created the chart, contact us! We'd definitely like to thank them!
HOW TO USE THE VOLUME CHART
HELPFUL TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHECKING THE CHART OUT!
To choose the correct volume, first find your weight, then move across to the right to match your surfing ability.
For shortboards: If you surf in deep water breaks where the waves are not steep, we recommend adding a little more volume to make it easier to paddle into the waves.
Downsizing from long to funboards: It’s best to increase your volume one column to the right.
When you go shorter, make sure you get a little more volume than recommend to compensate for the loss of length.
WHAT LEVEL ARE YOU?
BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED? LET'S SEE!
BEGINNER: When you surf, you either stay in the mushy whitewater with your nose pointed toward the beach, or you might 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 unpolished.
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. You are able to catch and stand on breaking waves more than 60% of all attempts. You’re fairly comfortable with takeoffs, 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. You catch and ride waves to a logical finish, both frontside and backside. You can confidently use the three basic surfing turns: bottom turn, top turn, and cutback. You're 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, finishing them 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 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.
THE VOLUME CHART
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If you need additional help, contact us we are more than happy to assist. We can dial you into one of our boards, or give you suggestions based off our years of training and experience!
When you e-mail us tell us what board manufacture, model, and size you were thinking about getting. Also include your height, weight, surfing ability and we’ll get back to you right away.
Keep in mind, just because we don’t have a certain size in stock does not mean we can’t get it. Most of the time, we pre-sell boards as they are being built! - Mahalo, Brett (Manager)
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