is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a surfboard. Every individual has a different ideal volume size due to the many factors that come into play such as age, ability, frequency and the type of waves you generally surf. Volume is directly effected by the surfboards outline
and dimensions. However the correct volume for you, relies more on your ability than anything else. A common mistake for beginners is purchasing a highly refined performance board (like what the professional surfers ride
) as their first board. These boards are great but take years of progression to be utilised properly, luckily today even the most elite shapers design boards to suit all levels of surfers without compromising performance.
The easiest way to find your ideal volume is to use a volume calculator or volume chart that has been developed to help you determine what volume is best for you. The Board Engine (above) is an Advanced Volume Calculator
designed to not only recommend a volume size but display it in a range of different surfboards which you can you use as a guide.
At Boardcave we are constantly evolving our algorithm to find and recommend surfboards for surfers around the world. Our mission is to get surfers on the best boards, helping them refine future boards to ensure you get more waves and generally are stoked on surfing. #SpreadTheStoke
There's no end to surfboard sizes and shapes. From left to right: Gary McNeill Concepts Mini Pip, Panda Surfboards Astro Zombie, Chilli Surfboards Black Vulture, Sharp Eye Surfboards HT2, Eye Symmetry Surfboards The Lucid Eye, DHD Black Diamond, Haydenshapes Plunder, Pyzel Surfboards Padillac .
More about the Board Engine
The Board Engine is an advanced surfboard volume calculator that personally recommends a selection of board models based on the many design variables, one of which is your calculated volume. Our goal at Boardcave is to help surfers conveniently find, compare and order the right surfboards, connecting directly with the shapers who manufacture these boards. One of the most important variables involved in doing this is the Volume/Literage of a surfboard. The Volume of the board and the construction determines the buoyancy or float. Simply, if you ride a surfboard with the wrong volume you will not only be paddling harder and catching less waves but your overall performance and surfing ability may be dampened by you simply not finding the perfect surfboard
Secondly, other variables come into play (height, fitness, skill level, wave type etc.) all adding to the way your surfboard performs. Whether you are a pro or a weekend warrior it’s a no brainer, you need the right board if you want to take your surfing to the next level. This is why we at Boardcave ensure we prescribe the right surfboard for each surfer, allowing you to connect directly with our shapers to customise and buy your perfect surfboard.