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    Choosing the Right Skimboard


    BOARD SIZE CHART

    Choosing the Right Skimboard


    RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE

    MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR!

    The nose of your skimboard should reach anywhere from the chest to chin for intermediate to experienced level wave riding. If you are just beginning, you can sand slide on a much smaller board.

    RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE

    MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR!

    The nose of your skimboard should reach anywhere from the chest to chin for intermediate to experienced level wave riding. If you are just beginning, you can sand slide on a much smaller board.

    Board Board Length Thickness Rider Height Range Suggested Weight Limit

    35”

    3/8"

    3’9” – 4’7”

    75 lbs

    40”

    3/8"

    4’2” – 5’0”

    95 lbs

    40”

    1/2"

    4’2” – 5’0”

    90 lbs

    45”

    1/2"

    4’7” – 5’5”

    140 lbs

    49”

    5/8"

    4’11” – 5’9”

    170 lbs

    47”

    5/8"

    4’9” – 5’7”

    160 lbs

    52"

    3/4"

    5’2” – 6’0”

    200 lbs

    54”

    3/4"

    5’4” – 6’2”

    220 lbs

    48”

    5/8"

    4’9” – 5’7”

    160 lbs

    51”

    5/8"

    5’2” – 5’10”

    180 lbs

    50”

    5/8"

    5’0” – 5’10”

    150 lbs

    52”

    3/4"

    5’2” – 6’0”

    180 lbs

    54”

    3/4"

    5’4” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    3/4"

    5’6” – 6’4”

    240 lbs

    38”

    5/8"

    3’9” – 4’7”

    90 lbs

    42”

    5/8"

    4’3” – 5’2”

    120 lbs

    46”

    5/8"

    4’6” – 5’5”

    150 lbs

    50”

    3/4"

    5’0” – 5’8”

    150 lbs

    52”

    3/4"

    5’2” – 6’0”

    180 lbs

    54”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    3/4"

    5’5” – 6’3”

    240 lbs

    50”

    3/4"

    5’0” – 5’8”

    150 lbs

    52

    3/4"

    5’2” – 6’0”

    180 lbs

    54”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    3/4"

    5’5” – 6’3”

    240 lbs

    51”

    3/4"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    51”

    3/4"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    55”

    3/4"

    5’6” – 6’4”

    275 lbs

    49”

    3/4"

    4’11” – 5’9”

    170 lbs

    51”

    3/4"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    55”

    3/4"

    5’7” – 6’5”

    250 lbs

    51”

    3/4"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    51”

    5/8"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    170 lbs

    53”

    5/8"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    190 lbs

    54”

    5/8"

    5’4” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    5/8"

    5’6” – 6’4”

    230 lbs

    50”

    3/4"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    170 lbs

    52”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    190 lbs

    54”

    3/4"

    5’4” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    3/4"

    5’6” – 6’4”

    230 lbs

    51”

    3/4"

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    3/4"

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    Board Board Length Rider Height Sug. Weight Limit

    35”

    3’9” – 4’7”

    75 lbs

    40”

    4’2” – 5’0”

    95 lbs

    40”

    4’2” – 5’0”

    90 lbs

    45”

    4’7” – 5’5”

    140 lbs

    49”

    4’11” – 5’9”

    170 lbs

    47”

    4’9” – 5’7”

    160 lbs

    52"

    5’2” – 6’0”

    200 lbs

    54”

    5’4” – 6’2”

    220 lbs

    48”

    4’9” – 5’7”

    160 lbs

    51”

    5’2” – 5’10”

    180 lbs

    50”

    5’0” – 5’10”

    150 lbs

    52”

    5’2” – 6’0”

    180 lbs

    54”

    5’4” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    5’6” – 6’4”

    240 lbs

    38”

    3’9” – 4’7”

    90 lbs

    42”

    4’3” – 5’2”

    120 lbs

    46”

    4’6” – 5’5”

    150 lbs

    50”

    5’0” – 5’8”

    150 lbs

    52”

    5’2” – 6’0”

    180 lbs

    54”

    5’3” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    5’5” – 6’3”

    240 lbs

    50”

    5’0” – 5’8”

    150 lbs

    52

    5’2” – 6’0”

    180 lbs

    54”

    5’3” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    5’5” – 6’3”

    240 lbs

    51”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    51”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    55”

    5’6” – 6’4”

    275 lbs

    49”

    4’11” – 5’9”

    220 lbs

    51”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    220 lbs

    53”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    220 lbs

    55”

    5’7” – 6’5”

    250 lbs

    51”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    51”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    170 lbs

    53”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    190 lbs

    54”

    5’4” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    5’6” – 6’4”

    230 lbs

    50”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    170 lbs

    52”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    190 lbs

    54”

    5’4” – 6’2”

    210 lbs

    56”

    5’6” – 6’4”

    230 lbs

    51”

    5’1” – 5’11”

    200 lbs

    53”

    5’3” – 6’1”

    225 lbs

    POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO CHOOSE WITHIN THE RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE


    SKILL LEVEL Beginners may choose a board smaller than our recommended size range. Our recommended size range and board sizing chart below is based on a skimboarder who wants to ride in deeper water away from the shoreline and into the waves. IF YOU ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN SANDSLIDING, YOU MAY RIDE A SMALLER SKIMBOARD. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO RIDE A SKIMBOARD BELOW THE MIDDLE OF YOUR STOMACH. Intermediate/experienced riders should stick to this recommended size range. The rule of thumb is for the skimboard to reach in the middle of the recommended size range around the chest. This allows for ideal sizing to ride into deeper water and into the waves.

    WEIGHT OF RIDER Riders that have more weight to throw around should choose a board at the top end of the spectrum.

    AGE Riders that are young and growing fast should choose a board at the top end of the spectrum. This allows for room to grow into the board and helps rider progress.

    LOCAL CONDITIONS It is an advanced point to consider. Typically professional riders prefer smaller boards in large, right-on-the-beach conditions such as California’s Aliso Beach, or Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Smaller, less powerful conditions commonly found in Florida and throughout the east coast of the United States require a slightly larger skimboard with a wider surface area. The additional board size helps keep the riders momentum since there is less push in smaller wave conditions. Simply put, BIG WAVES = SMALLER BOARD. SMALL WAVES = BIGGER BOARD.  

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