Mid-length surfboards have an intermediate size, falling between a shortboard and a longboard. Unlike funboards, which are wider and more stable boards for beginners, mid-lengths perform better and are more maneuverable due to their refined outline and rocker. Sizes usually range from 6’6″ to 7’6″, the smaller the size, the more agile and less glide it will have, the larger, the higher the response time of the board and the greater the glide. The sensation of glide is nothing more than floating on the wave, feeling above the water, and the longer the board, the less the need to make lateral movements to generate speed, the extended length of the board itself contributes to the accumulation of kinetic energy.
This single fin mid length is an adaptation of our Pipe Driver but with a little more nose and tail area to have a balanced volume profile, we added a bit more area near the nose to increase paddling power to catch waves. This board is great for those classic lines of the late ’60s but with a modern touch.
Tip: Single fin surfboards have a relaxed surfing experience, they are the ones that dictate the rhythm in the wave, forget rushing your wave, this is a down-the-line board great for maneuvers with open and classic arcs. These boards are fast in a straight line because they have reduced drag because of the only fin. Try to position your foot always a little in front of where the fin is positioned, this way the board will stay loose for curves and maneuvers.
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60/40 rails from nose to the middle. Hull entry with a flat concave in the middle, double concave between the fins, and “vee” in the tail.
Mid-length surfboards are made for good floatation, fluid turns, and flow, while still maintaining decent maneuverability. They offer glide but with a more practical and maneuverable approach, this type of board varies from 6’6 to 8’0, they are ideal for surfers that want something in between a longboard and a shortboard.
They are great to draw classic lines but without leaving performance behind, the bigger the board, the more glide and paddle power it will have. The shorter the board, the more maneuverable and agile it’s going to be.
For the surfer that is after that classic mellow 70’s single fin ride, but with some modern touches to it, we recommend our Space Cruiser. It comes in single fin or 2+1 options.
If the surfer is seeking a performance feel with great rail-to-rail transition we recommend our twin fin Duo Diamond Mid Length. It can also have different fin configurations that add a lot of versatility and maneuverability to the board.