Surfboards Direct

FREE SHIPPING NSW QLD VIC ACT SA
Call us toll free 1800 4BOARDS

FISH SURFBOARD GUIDE

Fish surfboards are great for surfing small waves as these boards are usually shorter but wider and thicker. They generally have a swallow tail design and a 2, 3 or 4 fin setup. Fish used to be the summer board choice for advanced surfers but now many designs and the bigger fish boards are the preferred choice for people learning to surf. Fish allow learners to progress beyond the turning limitations of a mini-mal surfboard or a longboard. They are also popular with the "big boys" who want something to rip it up on.

OUR FISH SURFBOARD TEMPLATE

Our fish surfboard template has been refined over the years to a proven design and it continues to get consistently great feedback. It has the typical extra volume of a fish surfboard from extra thickness and width that make them easier to paddle. Our template has a touch more volume upfront to make catching waves easier which is what everyone asks for! A flatter rocker (curve) creates the speed once you are up and surfing.  We have added the duel-fin setup option for a lot of boards to give the rider of a traditional more predictable ride with a thruster setup or the speed and looseness of the quad setup.

 

WHO SHOULD BUY A FISH SURFBOARD?

Fish surfboards suit a wide variety of surfers. Our fish surfboards are popular with:

  • People wanting a good all-round, forgiving surfboard
  • People looking for something easier to paddle, duck dive
  • People struggling to catch waves on other boards.
  • People looking to downsize and progress their surfing. 
  • Lightweight / kids learning to surf
  • Any surfer who wants more fun and speed in smaller waves

 

FISH SURFBOARD SIZE GUIDE

 

Fish Surfboards
Surfer's Weight Beginner Intermediate Advanced
< 65 kg 6'6" - 6'8" 5'8" - 6'2" 5'4" - 5'8"
65 - 75 kg 6'8" - 7'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 5'6" - 5'10"
75 - 85 kg 7'0" - 7'10" 6'2" - 6'6" 5'8" - 6'0"
85 - 95 kg 7'4" + 6'4" - 6'8" 5'10" - 6'4"
95 kg+ 7'10" + 6'6" - 7'0" 6'2" - 6'10"

 

Fish Surfboards

  

TYPES OF FISH SURFBOARDS FOR SALE ONLINE

We stock a range of cheap fish surfboards online. Depending on stock we have both epoxy fish and fibreglass fish which may include:

Tri-fin (thruster) fish - or the standard fish. Every surfer should have one as their small wave weapon for summer

Dual Fin (5) setup - most of our fish feature 2 sets of FCS plugs so you can have the best of both worlds - a quad setup or the traditional thruster setup

Retro fish - the old school twin fin with large side fins and deep swallow tail. These cruise over the flattest section and are loads of fun but can be limited in appeal as they are not a design to handle a wide variety of surfing conditions.

Quad fish - the four fin setup is the fastest fish that also has hold (compared to a twin fin) but can be a little different through turns and unpredictable off the top

 

ADVANTAGES OF FISH SURFBOARDS

Fish surfboards are perfect for small waves. They move quickly over flat sections of the wave while you are surfing and are easy to manoeuvre. Fish ride really smooth, look great and are a must-have for any surfer who spends a lot of time in the water over summer!

 

DISADVANTAGES OF FISH SURFBOARDS

Fish surfboards don’t perform as well in bigger surf as they don't have the fine rails and narrow design made for big waves. Likewise some fish can't handle hollow waves as well because the fuller rails don't bite and hold a strong line inside the tube. Quadfish surfboards are the fastest but can be slightly harder to turn and very loose of the top. The experienced surfer will find they have to adapt their surfing style as they move from a quad back to a thruster setup. There are more modern quad fin setups designed for hollow and big waves and you can spot these as the back two smaller fins are placed closer together.

 

WHERE TO BUY FISH SURFBOARDS

Our fish surfboards are for sale online and can be delivered Australia wide. If you are looking for a fish surfboard for sale in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or anywhere in Australia why not just buy one online and have it delivered carefully and in perfect condition to your door.  Our surfboard warehouse stock a wide variety of fish surfboards you can buy in our online shop.

What people are saying about us...