Longboards are great for any surfer looking for a more relaxed ride. Traditional longboards where around long before shortboards especially that of the thruster fin set up. A lot of professional longboarders choose a more performance refined shape for competitions but there is still a lot of well known surfers who prefer to pay homage to the traditional feel of surfboards similar to those created in the 60's and 70's and these boards are commonly referred to as Logs. Note: Some of these boards are created without modern shaping technologies and therefore take longer to complete. Popular models include the hand-shaped Thomas Bexon - Old Faithful and the more performance orientated Powerhouse by Classic Malibu to name a few.