If you decide to place an order to have a custom surfboard made. It is vitally important to approach a surfboard manufacturer with a good reputation and credible history within the custom surfboard industry. That way, should your custom board not be what you ordered, or does not function correctly for you, then you can go back to the manufacturer and sort it out the problem. Where as a surfboard manufacturer with no history or reputation to uphold may or may not be so helpful.
Also custom built surfboards do require a far greater knowledge of practical function and various performance levels, so be very careful selecting the right company to place your custom order with. Once you have decided on a manufacturer to produce the surf board for you, give them a comprehensive list of what you want to achieve with your new custom made surfboard, and a brutally honest appraisal of your current surfing ability. It’s also important to mention in which areas of your surfing, you hope to improve. do not lie, your surfboard will be custom made for you, based on the information you give.
Here is an example of what you need to consider:
- Do you mainly Ride small medium or large waves?
- How do you like to surf; quick short arcs or smooth flowing turns?
- How you want the custom made board laminated and finished?
- Glassing; light, medium or strong?
- Finish; wet sand only, 1/2gloss protec or full polish?
- Spray design; i.e. a design/colour of your choice?
Basically, you are placing a custom order for a surfboard that’s made for you personally to look and function the way you want.
It is advisable to order your custom made surfboard directly from the manufacturer, not through a surf shop as vital information can be misunderstood in translation from shop assistant to manufacturer. A well made surfboard is a work of art, if want to commission a painting you go directly to the artist not the gallery. It is the same with custom made surfboards.
Geoff McCoyShare on Facebook