Surfboard Tails, Rails and Noses
There are so many factors that go into how a board will perform, including looking at the surfer him/herself. The big factors, however, are related to the simple outline of the board. Essentially the Nose, Rails and the Tail, and how they are linked together.
While each section plays a pivotal role in how a surfboard is going to perform, it is the combination of the three that can mean a magic board or a dud.