Fish Surfboards For Sale

The Fish Surfboard looks similar to a Shortboard at first glance, but the differences are plenty upon further examination. The way these boards are designed make them look something like a…. well… a fish (go figure). Shorter and wider than most boards, with a fish looking tail-end (called swallowtails), these boards are great for one thing in particular: catching speed in smaller waves! Hopefully you know by now that Longboards are usually the go-to option for surfers in smaller waves (if not check out our Ultimate Surfboard Buyer’s Guide), but the problem with Longboards is they lack speed. This is where Fish Surfboards can be a great option – as they provide the ability to catch smaller waves without losing speed.

As you may have guessed, these boards are usually best for more experienced surfers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that beginners can’t use them. The following is a list of some great Fish Surfboards for sale, followed by some of the different attributes of these boards, and then finally the type of surfer they are best for.

 

Fish Characteristics

These can be shorter than even Shortboards, at around 5 ½ – 7 ft in length, and are much wider and thicker (adding buoyancy).  They almost always have an exaggerated swallowtail design which increases speed and maneuverability. These boards have a very wide pointed nose, providing maneuverability and stability to the surfer.

As noted above these boards are best for smaller waves. You’ll be able to cruise through these waves at a much faster speed due to the shortness of the board combined with the buoyancy its thickness and width provides.

Below is an awesome size guide to help you when choosing between different Fish Surfboards for sale:

FISH

Beginner

Experienced

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

6′ 1″ – 6′ 4″

6′ 3″ – 6′ 8″

6′ 5″ – 6′ 10″

6′ 9″ – 7′ 4″

+ 7′ 8″

Your Weight

100 – 140 lbs.

140 – 160 lbs.

160 – 180 lbs.

180 – 200 lbs.

+ 200 lbs.

Your Board

5′ 10″ – 6′ 2″

5′ 10″ – 6′ 2″

6′ 4″ – 6′ 7″

6′ 8″ – 7′ 2″

7′ 6″ – 8′

 

What kind of Surfer is this best for?

As mentioned above, these are usually best for more experienced surfers. Their shorter length can make it difficult to maintain balance for a new surfer, even with its extra buoyancy. Now, that doesn’t mean beginner surfers can’t try this board out. If you are a new surfer, but have experience with other boards (snowboards, skateboards, etc.) you may have the board balance to ride these pretty well. You should definitely test it out before buying, or buy from a site that has an awesome return policy.

If this is perfect for you then check out some of the highlighted Fish Surfboards for sale above or if not, head back to our list of other types of surfboards for sale.