Monday, January 30, 2017

A Guide to Choosing a Surfboard Leash

A surfboard leash is an essential piece of surfing equipment. Not only does it save you from long swims back to shore, but it also keeps your board from ramming into nearby surfers. When choosing a surfboard leash, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration. To help you better understand what those factors are, we've created a guide that will help you pick the best leash for your surfing needs.

Surfboard leashes come in a variety of lengths. The size you choose depends on the size of your board. If you have a 7 foot board your leash should at least be 7 feet long. When your board is in-between sizes, rounding up is best. For example, if your surfboard is 8'6” long you should buy a 9 foot leash. You should also remember, the longer the leash the more drag it creates, which can drastically slow your speed in the water. On the other hand, a short leash can cause your surfboard to bounce back and hit you when you fall off.

The thinner the leash the less drag it creates. However, a thin leash is also easier to break. If you tend to surf smaller waves a thin leash will do, but if bigger waves are your norm, you should definitely invest in a thicker surfboard leash.

The Cuff
The cuff is the part of the leash that attaches to your leg. Comfort and security are key factors in choosing a cuff that works best for you. If you're looking for added safety, buy a cuff that has a double wrap around.

The Swivel
Some surfboard leashes have a swivel. The swivel keeps your leash from getting tangled around your feet. You can choose to buy a surfboard leash with either a one bearing or two bearing swivel, or if you prefer, you can purchase a leash that has no swivel.

If you're looking to buy a new surfboard leash, please contact us today and we'll be happy to help you.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In the Market for a Used Surfboard?

Surfing is an amazingly freeing hobby. There is nothing quite like the sun, the waves, and your board. But surfing isn't the cheapest hobby either. That is why is happy to offer a forum for buying and selling used surfboards. Our website gives people the ability to purchase a used surfboard that is still in good condition for a lower price than new. And for those looking to get rid of a surfboard, you know it will find a good home when you post it for sale on

We have a variety of longboards available on the site at any given time. Since they are all listed by individuals, the availability varies. But some of the brands we see are Channel Islands, Dick Brewer, and Guy Takayama. If you see a used board on our site, you can message the seller with any questions and hopefully get hooked up with a well-loved board looking for a new home.

Along with our longboards, we also offer a wide selection of shortboards. Prices vary depending on the brand and seller. There are hundreds to choose from so you are bound to find something you like.

Hybrids/ Fish/ Stand Up Paddleboards
For your other surfing needs, we also have used hybrids, fish, and SUPs. Check out our website for availability and find a deal on a board to start this year of surfing or paddleboarding right. 

If you have any questions about buying or selling a used surfboard on surfboards.comcontact us today. We also have a great selection of apparel and gear with free shipping and low price guarantees. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Artist Showcases Surfboards and Photography in New Palm Beach Exhibit

It seems like surfers tend to have an eye and appreciation for beauty. Maybe it comes from their connection with nature that they enjoy in their craft. Regardless, Palm Beach County is experiencing the beauty of amazingly crafted surfboards paired with professional photography in a new exhibit by surfer Tony Arruza. Five years ago, this photographer and surfer set out to put his photography on a variety of surfboards crafted by legendary shapers in the industry.

His exhibit includes 15 boards shaped by some big names like Ron Heavyside, Chris Birch, Juan Rodriguez, and Ricky Carrol, amongst others. Arruza told reporters in a recent article
"The project became not only something to showcase my own work, but also to showcase the craftsmanship and the artisanship of these master-craftsmen. And they are, many people don't know what goes into making a surfboard."
Each board is as functional as it is beautiful and Arruza wanted them to fit as naturally in the waves as in an art gallery. The photographs are of nature and surfing and were taken all over the world. Arruza says each surfboard tells a different story. If you are in the Palm Beach County area, you can see the exhibit yourself. The exhibit is free and open to the public until January 21st at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For more information and to see images of the stunning surfboards, check out Arruza's website

To get the best deals on surfboards, apparel, and gear, contact us today at

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Designers Looking for More Environmentally Friendly Materials for Surfboards

While hundreds of thousands of surfboards are produced each year worldwide, what happens to the ones that are no longer used? Well at, we do our part to give used surfboards new homes by providing a place for people to sell them on our website. But if the board is damaged or the owner isn't able to sell it, oftentimes used surfboards end up in landfills with their toxic and non-biodegradable components. 

According to an article from Surfer Today, surfer-scientist Cliff Kapono and surfboard shaper Matty Raynor have teamed up to produce surfboards from more environmentally friendly materials. Kapono and Raynor created three surfboards that were identical in shape but made of different materials to see how non-traditional materials stacked up against the traditional polyurethane core.

They created the first board from polyurethane foam, polyester resin, and silica fiberglass. For the next board they used algae foam, biolink epoxy, and silica fiberglass. And for the final board they used recycled styrofoam, entropy bio epoxy, and silica fiberglass.

So how did the final products compare? In the end, Kapono and Raynor didn't feel like there was much difference when riding the surfboards. They felt like the differences were marginal and seemed insignificant after a few hours of surfing. To see a video that goes in-depth on the process of making and using these boards, click here. If surfers want to do their part in lowering the environmental footprint of the surfing community, they will continue to ask for changes in materials and support those who are using them.

For more information on getting a used surfboard from surfboards.comcontact us today.