The best surf quiver for the everyday surfer

Surf quiver: get the perfect surfboards for life

Every surfer should have a collection of surfboards for different types of waves. What is the ideal surf quiver for the everyday surfer?

A versatile surfer needs variety, so two shortboards, one Malibu, and one longboard should do it. If you had to take four surfboards to a distant surfing island for the rest of your life, this would probably be the best surf quiver.

Assuming you're a surfer with a height of 1.75mmeters (5'9''), weighing 70 kilograms (154 pounds), four surfboards would be enough to keep you busy in any line-up.

The first surfing life experiences are usually enjoyed with larger boards that have good buoyancy and high stability.

The Malibu surfboard is the plank for life.

With a 7'4'' Malibu, you can easily learn how to surf your first waves and then enjoy smaller rides until you ride your hundredth wave.

A Malibu fits almost all wave conditions, from 1ft to 6ft walls of water. It's the perfect funboard.

When ready, buy your classic 6'2'' shortboard with a squash tail. This is one of the most popular board sizes in surfing. It's reckoned that 95 percent of 6'2'' shortboards have squash tails.

This will be your all-around surfboard and can work from 2-to-8-foot waves. If possible, go quad with your fin setup.

You'll feel like you're riding a loose skateboard.

When you up your game even further, it'll be time to get another shortboard for bigger surfing days.

What about a 6'8'' pin tail plank? Select a five-fin surfboard so that you can maneuver in multiple overhead wave conditions.

With three surfboards and more than a decade of surfing experience, it'll eventually be time to discover the pleasures of relaxation, maturity, and aloha spirit.

The perfect longboard surfboard for an average-sized rider is a 9'6'', with 3-1/8 inches of thickness and 23 inches of width.

Walk over your longboard, pull the "Hang 5" and "Hang 10", practice cross-stepping, stall and do the coffin, all while your wife or husband films your bag of tricks from the beach.

Four surfboards make up a nice-looking surf quiver. Have you got yours?

The perfect quiver for the 1,75.-meter (5'9'') and 70-kilogram (154 pounds) surfer:


  • Shortboard;
  • Squash tail;
  • 4 Fins;
  • Thin and light;


  • Shortboard;
  • Pin tail;
  • 5 Fins;
  • Wide and buoyant;


  • Malibu/Funboard;
  • Rounded squash tail;
  • 3 Fins;
  • Thick and buoyant;


  • Longboard;
  • Square tail;
  • Single fin;
  • Ultra buoyant;

Check the surfboard size chart. Discover the most common types of surfboards.