Top 8 Kitesurf Boards for Any Conditions & Levels

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  • Best All-Around: North Atmos
    The North Atmos is a premium high-performing board that maximizes up-wind response, pop, and controlled landings, making it excellent in all terrains.
  • Runner-Up Best All-Around: Slingshot Vision
    The Slingshot Vision is an aggressive crossover board that can improve your aerial skills with its lightweight, efficient design.
  • Best Freeride: Cabrinha Ace
    The Cabrinha Ace blurs the lines between kiteboard styles to create a big-air, versatile, durable board.
  • Best Freestyle: North Focus
    The North Focus boasts an impressive quad concave shape bottom and a flat, square outline to push the boundaries of kiteboarding pros.
  • Runner-Up Best Freestyle: Cabrinha Xcal
    With proven top-level performance in competitions, the Cabrinha Xcal offers enhanced reflex and rebound through a freestyle-specific design.
  • Best Wave-Riding: North Charge
    The North Charge provides a high-performance surfboard shape and thrives in barreling waves, making it an excellent choice for intermediate to expert wave-riders.
  • Runner-Up Best Wave-Riding: Naish Global
    The Naish Global utilizes refined rail flow and a deep single concave bottom to maximize speed and power on the most sizeable waves.
  • Best for Beginners: Ozone Base V1
    This board features a single concave bottom shape that provides extra stability and control to help new riders feel confident and improve their skills.

Riding the perfect wave. Feeling the hum of the wind in your ears. Listening to the crowd roar as you land that impossible trick for the first time.

Kiteboarding is such a popular sport because of the thrill and excitement that comes with every ride. Feeling that connection to the wind and the waves never gets old, and whether you’re a new rider or a competition-winning pro, you can relate to the satisfaction of knowing you have the perfect board to help you out.

Buying a new kiteboard can feel like a daunting task. With so many different sizes and features, it’s hard to know which one is right for you, and you may be tempted to buy the first one you see, or the one your favorite pros use.

However, choosing the right kiteboard is one of the most crucial steps in being a successful rider. Without an appropriate gear, you’re in danger of hurting yourself or other riders. But with the right kiteboard, you can improve your skills and become a more confident, skilled kiteboarder.

Along with choosing the best kiteboard for your skill level, we can’t stress enough how important lessons are for beginners. Attempting to kiteboard without proper training is dangerous, even if you’re familiar with other watersports. Once you schedule your lessons, it’s time to choose the right kiteboard for you.

Read on to hear our recommendations for the best kiteboard for beginners, wave-riding, freestyle, and more.

North Atmos Hybrid
The North Atmos is a premium high-performing board that maximizes up-wind response, pop, and controlled landings, making it excellent in all terrains.
What we like
  • Maximum aerial power
  • Impact-absorbing bottom
  • Carbon laminate layup
What we don’t like
  • Pricier than other options
  • Generic design

Sometimes, you stumble upon a board with unmatched quality, durability, and drive, and it’s just too good to pass up. The North Atmos is that board.

This board is an excellent choice for riders looking to improve their power and dexterity in tricks and landings. This high-performance board maximizes aerial height, and rider Nick Jacobsen says it “shoots upwind like a rocket.” The board is ideal in high-wind conditions where riders can really utilize the wind’s power and achieve crazy heights.

Coming down from those big jumps can be difficult for other boards, but the Atmos’s impact-absorbing bottom makes landings smooth and precise. Similarly, the carbon laminate layup balances flexibility and strength, making it a great board to snap back from powerful tricks and controlled jumps.

With higher quality comes an increase in price, and it’s safe to say that the Atmos is pricier than other boards of its kind. However, if you’re a committed kiteboarder looking to up your game with one of the best kiteboards on the market, you can’t go wrong choosing this one.

The Atmos’s durable build means it should last several years with proper care, and the design could make the difference between improving your skills and staying at the same level.

The actual shape of the Atmos is indeed similar to many other boards on the market, but the premium materials and special features are what set it apart from other boards. However, if you’re impressed with the design, you may want to look at similar options in a lower price range.

The Atmos has performed well in competitions, and big riders like Nick Jacobsen and Mark Jacobs have even won their categories using this board. It’s also great for free riders of most skill levels, making it one of our favorite boards all-around. You cannot go wrong when you choose a kiteboard of this quality and build.

Slingshot Vision
The Slingshot Vision is an aggressive crossover board that can improve your aerial skills with its lightweight, efficient design.
What we like
  • Excellent edge control
  • Carbon bedrock inserts
  • Buttery rocker
What we don’t like
  • Not great for pros
  • Less durability

Many kiteboarding enthusiasts want a board that can perform well in a variety of scenarios. They enjoy trying a little bit of freestyle now and then but also like riding the large waves on an occasional high-wind day.  If this sounds like you, the Slingshot Vision might be your go-to board.

The Slingshot Vision is one of the best kiteboards on the market. The board maintains excellent edge control, so leaning into the wind creates effortless, sharp curves. The Vision’s carbon bedrock inserts allow for a lighter-weight design and flexible give while maintaining sufficient strength and precision. Lighter boards lead to better pop and reaching higher heights, which many versatile riders prefer.

The board’s buttery-feeling rocker produces smooth turns and controlled movements, making it easier to perfect challenging tricks.

There isn’t much to dislike about this versatile board, but if we had to pick, we would point out its inability to perform highly technical competition tricks. It is a great all-around board, but you will feel it failing to keep up with you as you push its limits. That being said, the majority of riders do well with a versatile and flexible board like the Vision.

This board has an atomic wood core, which, compared to a carbon core, offers less strength in the face of harsh landings and crashes. This board may break more readily than the carbon board you’re used to, so you’ll want to take extra caution in jumps and landings until you get used to the softer material.

Slingshot South Africa calls the Vision “the embodiment of versatility,” which is a quality most kiteboarders want. This board is a prime choice for any kiteboarder looking to progress their skills, as it can perform most freestyle moves with ease. If you’re having trouble deciding which board to get for everyday fun, you can’t go wrong with a Slingshot Vision.

Cabrinha Ace Hybrid
The Cabrinha Ace blurs the lines between kiteboard styles to create a big-air, versatile, durable board.
What we like
  • Forgiving, flexible build
  • Optimal upwind drive
  • Secure, effortless grip
What we don’t like
  • Aggressive feel
  • Not as forgiving as others
  • Feels bigger than it is

The Cabrinha Ace is a fun, versatile kiteboard perfect for casual riders looking to improve their skills. The build of the board is flexible, allowing your movements and the board’s reactions to align and create precise and controlled rides.

This board maximizes upwind drive, making soaring through the powerful ocean breeze effortless. At the same time, the board’s locked-in grip lets you feel secure through choppy waves and minimize the risk of losing control. All around, the Ace offers a fun, comfortable experience for freestyle riders looking to maximize air while maintaining control.

Though this board is flexible and versatile, it’s better suited for intermediate riders who can handle the power and aggressive feel of a sturdy ride. Riders looking for a bit of push-back on more controlled, powerful movements will find that the Cabrinha Ace can comfortably meet their needs.

This board is also not as forgiving as other models, so you’ll want to spend a few hours experimenting with how much power you can expect it to provide. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to edge and drive with greater force than you could with other models.

Also, the board feels bigger than it is because of the flatter curvature of the bottom. Some riders may see this as an advantage, but if you’re looking to improve your technique, a smaller board will challenge you more. If you’re a comfortable rider who needs control, you may want to go down a size when ordering this board.

Overall, the Cabrinha Ace is an ideal option for riders looking to improve their all-around kiteboarding skills without worrying about the logistics that come with competitions. A tester at The Kite Boarder calls the Ace a “great all-around board to jump and carve with a comfortable ride,” and we agree.

North Focus Hybrid
The North Focus boasts an impressive quad concave shape bottom and a flat, square outline to push the boundaries of kiteboarding pros.
What we like
  • Dynamic flex
  • Cohesive rocker, outline, and flex
  • Butter-soft tips
What we don’t like
  • Best for experts
  • Heavy build

Many kiteboarders enjoy the competitive aspect of the sport, and to do well in a freestyle competition, you’ll need a board that can keep up with the technical tricks you throw at it.

The North Focus is one of the best kiteboards for freestyle pros. Featuring a dynamic flex build designed to enhance freestyle performance, this board can expertly conform to your movements and keep you steady in even the most difficult tricks.

The board’s rocker, outline, and flex all work harmoniously to deliver easy carving and better traction throughout turns. At the same time, the Focus’s wide tips allow for clean, soft landings, which are essential in the competition realm.

Though there are a heap of benefits to the North Focus, this board is not for the faint of heart. Beginners would struggle with riding a freestyle board like this one, and everyday casual riders will probably find this board too rough on the water for their rides as well.

The best freestyle boards must be durable to withstand harsh landings, but as with the North Focus, a sturdy build often equals a heavy board. Lugging this kiteboard to and from the water can be tiring, especially after a long day of riding, but we think the added durability makes the weight worth it.

International Kite Surf Magazine approves of the North Focus, writing, “The board excels with a powerful rider able to push hard and ensure the full rail is loaded for maximum performance.”

We recommend the North Focus board for freestyle pros looking to improve the precision and agility of their performance.

Cabrinha Xcal Carbon
With proven top-level performance in competitions, the Cabrinha Xcal offers enhanced reflex and rebound through a freestyle-specific design.
What we like
  • Precise edge control
  • Double concave bottom shape
  • Enhanced upwind drive
  • Comes in wood or carbon
What we don’t like
  • A bit of a learning curve
  • Slower speeds compared to others

The Cabrinha Xcal is Cabrinha’s best kiteboard for freestyle competitions for a reason. Precision, drive, and control are all benefits this board offers, and Cabrinha specifically designed the shape and structure to maximize performance in freestyle competitions.

The board’s clean edges allow for control and precision when making turns and landing complex tricks. The double concave bottom shape creates excellent speed and drive, and we love how this board performs upwind. Hashing out complicated trick combinations is a breeze on a sturdy, sleek board like this one.

We also appreciate that the Xcal comes in both carbon and wood options. Some professionals prefer the sturdiness and absorption that comes with wood, while others enjoy more lightweight but dense materials like carbon. Being able to choose your material gives this board a leg up above the competition.

Freestyle boards are more complex pieces of equipment compared to traditional kiteboards, and the Cabrinha Xcal takes some skill to control.

You will need take it through a few practice runs to get the feel of this board, and you definitely won’t want to try this one out for the first time on the day of the competition. This board requires a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to master complicated spins and aerial tricks better than you could with a traditional board.

We’ve also found that this board produces slower speeds than other freestyle models. Though speed isn’t a make-it-or-break-it factor in freestyle, some riders prefer the drive of a North Focus to the Cabrinha Xcal.

It is no surprise that Kite World Magazine calls the Cabrina Xcal “the most playful” of all the boards they tested in Cape Town.

This high-performance board can help you knock out expert tricks with smooth landings while challenging you to improve your skills and match the board’s power.

North Charge
The North Charge provides a high-performance surfboard shape and thrives in barreling waves, making it an excellent choice for intermediate to expert wave-riders.
What we like
  • Futurelite construction
  • Single to slight-double concave bottom
  • Low entry surf rocker
  • No-slip deck grip
  • Surfboard style
What we don’t like
  • Not great for beginners
  • Needs care to keep in good shape

Wave-riding is one aspect of kiteboarding that many athletes strive to perfect. Having the right board can help you immensely enhance your wave-riding technique, and the North Charge is one of our favorites.

The North Charge utilizes Futurelite technology, which combines the durability of a surfboard with the lightweight flexibility of a kiteboard. This construction makes the board responsive to turns and jumps, maximizing drive during huge waves.

One of the best features of the North Charge is the shape. With both single and double concavity, this unique shape allows you to cut curves, maneuver bottom turns, and pivot top turns with easy release. Pro kiteboarder Jesse Richman rides the Charge during big Maui competitions and loves how the board performs during technical tricks.

The surf rocker, located under the back foot of the board, enhances speed and drive and allows for quick acceleration. At the same time, the no-slip deck grip gives riders the security of staying on the board even without foot straps. The actual shape of the board closely resembles a surfboard, and surfers who have made the transition to kiteboarding may prefer this familiar shape.

The North Charge is a prime choice for experienced wave-riders, but beginners should look for a more forgiving option. And even though this board is durable and well-built, you’ll want to be careful about scraping it against rocks and transporting it to and from the ocean, as it could get banged up easily.

The Kiteboarder Magazine describes the Charge best, saying it is “a fast and responsive board for more experienced, extreme high-performance riders yet it is versatile enough to pop strapless freestyle tricks.”

We love the precision and control that comes with a board of this shape and material, and the North Charge can definitely hold its own in competition conditions.

Naish Global
The Naish Global utilizes refined rail flow and a deep single concave bottom to maximize speed and power on the most sizeable waves.
What we like
  • Corduroy pads
  • Lightweight EPS core
  • Squared-off rails in the tail
  • Deep single concave bottom
What we don’t like
  • Semi deck-pad coverage
  • No foot straps

The Naish Global among the best kitesurfing boards for intermediate riders still getting the hang of tackling big waves. With tight-grip corduroy pads that keep your feet secure and a lightweight core that helps the board glide effortlessly across the water, the Global features purposeful construction that helps wave-riders feel confident and in control.

The board’s thin, squared-off tail rails enhance control and grip in even the largest waves. The deep single concave bottom shape increases speed and drive, which the sleek rail flow balances out by assisting bottom turns and edging.

This board can also expertly maintain slower speeds for those still getting the hang of wave-riding. Long, smooth turns are a breeze with the board’s pronounced tail rocker, so even on low-wind days, the Global can provide a controlled, exhilarating ride.

Though we like the grip that comes with the corduroy pads, they only cover the left and right foot areas, not the middle. If your foot slips toward the center of the board, you won’t find much traction there, which could be dangerous for inexperienced riders. We recommend putting some wax in the middle of your board to create better friction and keep your feet from slipping off the kiteboard.

Similarly, though other features of the board point toward increased coverage for novice wave-riders, the lack of foot straps on this board may dissuade some new riders from trying it out. Many riders still learning the best wave-riding techniques rely on the foot straps they are familiar with in their traditional kiteboards.

The Global is one of the best kitesurf boards because of the high speeds and the 100% control that the build offers. Riding big waves is a breeze with this high-tech construction, and pros like Jesse Richman and Robby Naish ride the Global in their Maui backyard.

Ozone Base V1
This board features a single concave bottom shape that provides extra stability and control to help new riders feel confident and improve their skills.
What we like
  • Single concave bottom
  • Medium-low rocker line
  • Comfortable footpads and straps
  • Twin tip outline
What we don’t like
  • Feels smaller than its size
  • Footpads take a few days to break-in

Are you new to kiteboarding? Great! You’re about to experience the thrill of one of the most fun, challenging, and rewarding sports on the planet. To start your journey, you’ll need an excellent board that can keep you steady as you learn.

The Ozone Base V1 offers a lot of great benefits for beginners. The single concave bottom keeps riders stable in choppy conditions, and the medium-low rocker line provides a smooth ride in rough waves. Even better, the straps and pads keep your feet secure but are easy to get out of if needed.

Riding upwind and downwind is a breeze with this board, and for beginners who are still finding their footing, having a board that can keep things steady is essential. International Kitesurf Magazine considers this board “an incredibly smooth and stable board on which you will only improve,” and we agree.

The board’s twin tip outline is also a helpful feature for beginners. Being able to change directions without altering your footing makes following the direction of the wind a much easier process. Even better, the twin tips allow you to interchange the nose and tail of the board for a smoother transition.

When you’re first starting out, you’ll want a larger kitesurfing board that offers more control and stability. More experienced riders may use smaller boards that offer more precision, but for beginners, we recommend starting out big and then working your way to a smaller board over time. We’ve found that the Ozone Base V1 almost feels smaller than it appears, so you may want to size up to maintain that same level of security.

We’ve also found that the Base V1’s footpads take a few days of use before they really conform to your feet. After you break them in, they’ll be secure and comfortable, but those first few days of use may throw you off your game a little.

Overall, the Base V1 is an exceptional choice for riders just beginning their kiteboarding journey.

Final Verdict

All of these boards are quality choices for their specified skill levels and techniques. However, kiteboarding is a versatile sport, so it would be impossible to choose one board that suits the needs of every rider.

Be sure to review the specs of each board and research the different styles and features we mentioned above to find the board that works best for you. Many riders use more than one kiteboard instead of trying to make their board do something it isn’t designed to do.

Still not sure which kiteboard is best for you? Read on to learn the different specs and features that make each kiteboard unique.

The Ultimate Kiteboard Buying Guide

Kiteboard surfing in action
Photo by Marcin Kilarski

Many features make up a great kiteboard: size, materials, fins, grip, and more. Knowing what combination of these features makes up the best kiteboard for you can be tricky, but in this guide, we’ll break down the benefits and drawbacks of each.


Most kiteboards come in several sizes, and the size of your kiteboard contributes to your ability to control the board and stay afloat. Larger kiteboards have more surface area, helping them stay afloat under your weight. However, smaller boards offer better precision, and practicing on a small one can improve your skills.

Use this chart to determine which board length is best for you:

Weight RangeBoard LengthBoard Width
150 lbs. or less127-137 cm41 cm
150 lbs. – 180 lbs.135-145 cm43 cm
180lbs. – 210 lbs.130-148 cm45 cm
210 + lbs.148-165 cm46 cm

It may be helpful to go up a size if you’re still new to kiteboarding, as the added surface area offers better stability while you learn to keep upright in the water.

You can calculate the kiteboard surface area by multiplying the length by the width. Sometimes the surface area can be deceiving: a board that is 127×41 cm may sound smaller than a 130×37 cm, but the former has a surface area of 5,207 cm while the latter is 4,810 cm. That’s a difference of 400 cm, which is significant, especially for beginners.

Whichever style or shape of board you choose, make sure to select the size that works best for your weight and skill level.


Kiteboards come in three main shapes:

  • Twin tips: the same on both ends
  • Directional: different ends, resembling a surfboard
  • Mutant: a combination of twin tips and directional shapes

Twin tips are the most popular style, and many of the boards we featured above utilize this shape. Having the same shape on both ends of the board makes the kiteboard bidirectional, so you can easily switch directions in the water. These boards are ideal for beginners because they won’t have to change their position or footing during the ride.

Directional boards are pointed on one end and curved inward on the other end. This shape optimizes your ability to carve through the water and ride big waves, so wave-riders often utilize this style of board. Directional boards often have more surface area than twin tip boards, giving them a more relaxed feel. They also drive upwind better than other styles.

Mutant boards are often asymmetrical and customizable depending on your riding style for the day. You can move the footpads around to mimic a twin tip board or a directional board and attach or remove fins for your preferred feel. These kiteboards are less common than the other styles but find favor with wave-riders who also enjoy traditional flat riding on occasion.

When choosing your kiteboard shape, you should think about which style of riding you will be practicing most often. The majority of kiteboarders prefer twin tip boards for casual windsurfing and flat-riding, but hardcore wave-riders often choose directional boards to enhance their experience. If you intend to practice both styles equally, a mutant board may be the best kiteboard for you.


There are several different types of kiteboards designed for specific styles of riding. Typically, when you look at the description and specifications of a kiteboard, you will be able to determine the kind of riding intended for the board.

Above, we described some of the best kitesurf boards in a few of these categories, but now we’ll break down what makes each style unique and what each of the features provides to their riding style.

Freeride / Freestyle

Kiteboards in the freeride and freestyle categories utilize shape and design styles that help them perform in any condition, from flatwater to choppy waves to windy surfs. These boards often have a medium rocker line, which means they have a slight bend in the middle. This shape helps the rider pop and optimizes their speed.

Sturdy materials like carbon are used in freestyle and freeride boards, creating a less comfortable ride. However, this rigidity is useful. As riders advance in their technique, having a stiff board can help improve their precision and control throughout challenging movements.


Wakestyle riding borrows from wakeboarding and typically includes low-kite or unhooked tricks.

Wakestyle kiteboards are optimal for advanced riders looking to hold more power and pop in their board and keep their kites low. These boards have more severe rockers than other styles, almost mimicking a banana shape, which slows down the ride and provides a smoother cut.

Riding wakestyle often involves obstacle tricks and even brings riders onto the sand, so these boards are strong and sturdy enough to hold up against hurdles. Many wakestyle boards have boots attached to their bases, which riders secure their feet into, helping them keep contact with the board through rough obstacles.

Beginner or intermediate riders should stay away from wakestyle kiteboards until they feel comfortable with a more entry-level board. However, this kiteboard style can increase the confidence of advanced riders by providing a more challenging and less forgiving riding style.

Light Wind

Light wind boards are smooth, calm, easy boards that are perfect for areas with low winds. These boards have no rocker, meaning they’re completely flat, and they’re wider than other kiteboard styles, typically at least 44 cm in width. This shape requires less power from the kite, so riders can still maintain high speeds and steady planes in low-wind conditions.

The flat shape of light wind kiteboards minimizes drag and creates a better lift but sacrifices the sharp cuts that come with rockers. However, these kiteboards are much more buoyant than other styles, helping them maintain high speeds in weak winds.

Beginners may find light wind kiteboards easier to maneuver than other styles. Similarly, heavier riders may take comfort in the larger surface area of these boards. However, if you live in an area with wind speeds that regularly reach at least 12 knots, you will probably want to use a more traditional board style.


Each kiteboard has several different features that contribute to its performance. New riders may have trouble knowing what features to look for when purchasing a new board, or even what words like “rocker” and “concave” mean in the context of kiteboarding. We’ll explain each of these features and help you determine which ones you need in your next purchase.


The profile of a kiteboard is the shape of the board’s outline. There are three main profiles: square, tapered, and round.

Square boards have sharp edges and corners and resemble a rectangle. These profiles can:

  • Help you edge the water more powerfully
  • Assist your upwind drive
  • Create a better pop

Tapered boards have rounded edges that come to pointed corners. These kiteboards:

  • Keep you steady in choppy waves
  • Allow you to carve effortlessly

Round boards are ovular with no corners. These boards:

  • Provide a smoother ride
  • Create minimal push-back
  • Lower the impact to your knees and back during jumps

The best kiteboard shape for you will depend on the assistance you’re looking for in each of the above areas. Most boards have square or tapered profiles, so you’ll be able to find these shapes more easily than round ones.


The rocker is the bottom shape of a kiteboard. If you lay your board on the ground upside down, you will see that the edges are higher than the middle. This curvature is the rocker line, and the severity of the curve indicates your rocker’s intensity.

Rockers can help your board:

  • Glide smoothly over chop
  • Create cleaner landings
  • Carve more easily
  • Produce less spray
  • Create higher pops and smoother edges
  • Balance the nose and the tail

However, some drawbacks come with having an intense rocker on your board:

  • Slows down the board
  • Requires more wind power to glide
  • Relies more on the kite for speed
  • Makes the board feel smaller

The best way to utilize an excessive rocker in a kiteboard is to go up a size in terms of surface area. The wider board will help increase the speed of the board without sacrificing the control that comes with the rocker, essentially giving you the best of both worlds.

However, most boards utilize a balance between the two by including a slight rocker that enhances maneuverability while maintaining speed and power.


Two materials mainly make up modern kiteboards: carbon fiber and Paulownia wood. Many boards combine these two materials or even include other materials for added strength or flexibility.

Paulownia wood is comfortable and buoyant, creating an impressive flex and assisting riders with tricks and jumps. The material tends to be heavier than others but provides a smooth, predictable ride. Landing with a wood board is gradual and takes some of the push-back out of the chop.

Carbon boards feel lighter than wood ones but offer a more aggressive and powerful ride. You will feel the vibrations from chop better because, unlike wood, carbon does not absorb any water. Carbon boards are better for competitive riders who require a high-performance option, but everyday riders might find that Paulownia wood better suits their needs.

The best kiteboard material for many riders combines wood and carbon, having one material in the exterior and the other as the core of the board.


Fins are optional features on kiteboards, and many beginners prefer them because they provide more stability and comfort. Fins come in several different sizes and offer various features, but whether you should include them depends on your riding style and preferred feel.

One of the most attractive benefits of including fins on your board is the grip they provide in the water. Beginners who have trouble keeping their board flat on the water often use fins so that they can focus on other aspects of riding besides staying afloat.

Small fins are better options for flat waters, but as the chop increases, so should the size of your fins. Large fins help you control your board, improve your speed upwind, and land smoothly.

If you’re unsure whether fins could be helpful for you, try them out. Some riders love them, but others perform better without them.

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve read our guide and recommendations for the best kiteboards in different categories and learned how the size and features of a kiteboard contribute to its performance, you’re ready to start the search for the best kiteboard for you.

Remember, there’s no shame in trying out a kiteboard to see if you like the style. Explore your options and test out different boards. Once you do, you’ll be able to fully experience the thrill and exhilaration that keeps riders coming back to the ocean week after week.