About Longboard Surfboard
In 1912, Duke Kahanamoku brought his longboard surfboard from Hawaii to California. Duke and his 14-foot longboard, much longer than the modern 9- or 10-foot longboard, sparked so much interest in surfing that he is called the Father of Modern Surfing. Surfing is a great way to enjoy nature. Each surfer, from the novice to the more experienced wave-rider, is part of this sacred tradition that was brought to the United States over 100 years ago. Vintage longboards were made of balsa wood until the 1950s. Modern longboard decks, like the boards found in the vast inventory on eBay, are made of polyurethane foam and fiberglass, which makes them super quick. These modern longboards can weigh as little as 16 pounds. This lighter weight allows for less drag across the wave. The extended design allows for long, reliable rides and control at the nose. The sleek construction allows for stylish, efficient turning, which translates into a polished ride across all types of wave breaks. Though the traditional balsa wood board is still revered as the royalty of the water, the modern longboard surfboard design has cranked up the speed as well as the enjoyment of surfing.