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  Board Selection Charts


  Guidelines for dimensions for Shortboards, Heavy Water Boards, and Performance Plus Volume Boards for entry, intermediate, and expert surfers in small and medium size waves. These dimensions are a recommendations and a surfer's options may vary depending on several factors including the surfer's skill, technique, fitness, and for entry and intermediate level surfers their idea of a steep or moderate learning curve. See Custom Surfboard Designs and select any design for common dimensions for specific designs.


  Short Boards - "Redtails" / "Peregrines" / "Merlins"


 
Skill Level - Entry / Novice
Short Boards - Redtails / Peregrines / Merlins
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 5' 8" - 6' 0" 18 3/4" - 19 1/4" 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" 26 - 30 Liters
140 - 170# 5' 10" - 6' 2" 19" - 19 1/2" 2 3/8" - 2 5/8" 28 - 32 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 2" - 6' 6" 19 1/2" - 20" 2 1/2" - 2 7/8" 30 - 34 Liters
200# + 6' 4" - 6' 8" 20" - 20 1/2" 2 3/4" - 3" 36 - 42 Liters


 
Skill Level - Intermediate
Short Boards - Redtails / Peregrines / Merlins
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 5' 8" - 6' 0" 18 1/2" - 19" 2 1/8" - 2 3/8" 24 - 28 Liters
140 - 170# 5' 10" - 6' 2" 18 3/4" - 19 1/4" 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" 26 - 30 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 0" - 6' 4" 19" - 19 1/2" 2 3/8" - 2 3/4" 28 - 32 Liters
200# + 6' 2" - 6' 6" 19 3/4" - 20 1/2" 2 1/2" - 2 7/8" 30 - 36 Liters


 
Skill Level - Expert
Short Boards - Redtails / Peregrines / Merlins
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 5' 6" - 5' 10" 18 1/4" - 18 3/4" 2" - 2 3/16" 22 - 26 Liters
140 - 170# 5' 8" - 6' 0" 18 1/2" - 19" 2 1/8" - 2 3/8" 24 - 28 Liters
170 - 200# 5' 10" - 6' 2" 18 3/4" - 19 1/4" 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" 26 - 30 Liters
200# + 6' 0" - 6' 4" 19 1/2" - 20" 2 1/2" - 2 7/8" 28 - 32 Liters


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  Heavy Water Boards - "Wolves" Step Ups / "Ospreys" Semi Guns


 
Skill Level - Entry / Novice
Heavy Water Boards - Wolves - Step Ups / Ospreys - Semi Guns
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19" - 19 1'2" 2 1/2" - 2 3/4" 32 - 40 Liters
140 - 170# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 1/4" - 19 3/4" 2 5/8" - 2 7/8" 34 - 42 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 1/2" - 20" 2 3/4" - 3" 36 - 44 Liters
200# + 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 3/4" - 20 1/4" 3" - 3 1/4" 38 - 46 Liters


 
Skill Level - Intermediate
Heavy Water Boards - Wolves - Step Ups / Ospreys - Semi Guns
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 18 3/4" - 19" 2 3/8" - 2 5/8" 30 - 38 Liters
140 - 170# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19" - 19 1/4" 2 1/2" - 2 3/4" 32 - 40 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 1/4" - 19 1/2" 2 5/8" - 2 7/8" 34 - 42 Liters
200# + 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 1/2" - 19 3/4" 2 3/4" - 3" 36 - 44 Liters


 
Skill Level - Expert
Heavy Water Boards - Wolves - Step Ups / Ospreys - Semi Guns
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 18 3/4" - 19" 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" 28 - 36 Liters
140 - 170# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19" - 19 1/4" 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" 30 - 38 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 1/4" - 19 1/2" 2 1/2" - 2 3/4"" 32 - 40 Liters
200# + 6' 6" - 7' 6" 19 1/2" - 19 3/4" 2 3/4" - 3" 34 - 42 Liters


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  Performance Plus Volume Boards - "Kestrels" / "Barrys"


 
Skill Level - Entry / Novice
Performance Plus Volume Boards - Kestrels / Barrys
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 6' 6" - 7' 2" 20" - 21" 2 1/2" - 2 3/4" 36 - 44 Liters
140 - 170# 6' 8"- 7' 4" 20 1/4" - 21 1/4" 2 1/2" - 2 3/4" 38 - 46 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 10" - 7' 6" 20 1/2" - 21 1/2" 2 3/4" - 3" 40 - 48 Liters
200# + 7' 0" - 7' 8"" 21 1/2" - 22 1/2"" 3" - 3 1/4" 42 - 50 Liters


 
Skill Level - Intermediate
Performance Plus Volume Boards - Kestrels / Barrys
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 6' 6" - 7' 0" 19 1/2" - 20" 2 3/8" - 2 5/8" 34 - 42 Liters
140 - 170# 6' 8" - 7' 2" 19 3/4" - 20 1/4" 2 1/2" - 2 3/4" 36 - 44 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 10" - 7' 4" 20" - 20 3/4" 2 2/4" - 3" 38 - 46 Liters
200# + 7' 0" - 7' 6" 21" - 21 3/4" 3" - 3 1/4" 40 - 48 Liters


 
Skill Level - Expert
Performance Plus Volume Boards - Kestrels / Barrys
Weight Length Width Thickness Volume
to 140# 6' 4" - 6' 10" 19 1/2" - 20" 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" 32 - 40 Liters
140 - 170# 6' 6" - 7' 0" 19 3/4" - 20 1/4" 2 3/8" - 2 5/8" 34 - 42 Liters
170 - 200# 6' 8" - 7' 2" 20" - 20 3/4" 2 1/2" - 2 7/8" 36 - 44 Liters
200# + 6' 10" - 7' 4" 21" - 21 3/4" 3" - 3 1/4" 38 - 46 Liters


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