What are the commonly found tail shapes in surfboards?
There are plenty of different types of surfboard tail shapes that you can choose from for your board. Each tail shape has been designed to give your board a different feel and type of performance. Not only does the board effect your performance, but it also is considered as a part of the overall outline of the board. Your surfboard shaper
will take into account the rails, volume and bottom contours (along with a number of other aspects of design) to decide which surfboard tail shape will work best with your board model.
While there are a number of different styles of tailshapes (along with 'crazier' types like the asymmetrical tail) five of the main shapes are:
- The square tail,
- The squash tail,
- The round tail,
- The swallow tail and
- The pin tail