Board Sports Guides

can you surf in a diving wetsuit

Can You Surf in a Scuba Diving Wetsuit (or Vice Versa?)

If you’re an outdoorsy, water-loving kind of person then you’ve probably realized (or are starting to realize) that you basically ...
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do surf fins make a difference

Do Surfboard Fins Make a Difference?

You might have noticed that many surfers have fins installed on their surfboard. Why did they do that, is it ...
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surfing with prescription glasses

Can You Surf with Prescription Glasses?

You need to be able to see while surfing to avoid collisions and stay safe in the water. That said, ...
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how heavy are surfboards

How Heavy are Surfboards?

Looking at the size of a surfboard, even a smaller surfboard is around 6 feet in length and longboards can ...
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can fat overweight people surf kanoa greene

Can Overweight People Surf?

People come in all shapes and sizes, and millions of people surf each year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, ...
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do surfers wear life jackets

Do Surfers Wear Life Jackets? (Why Most Don’t)

Whether you’re snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, or kayaking, most sports that take place in the water are done while ...
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do surfers wear shoes

Do Surfers Wear Shoes? A Primer on Wetsuit Booties

When you think about what surfers normally wear, you don’t picture them with shoes on. After all, who wears shoes ...
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do surfers wear goggles

Why Don’t More Surfers Wear Goggles?

The ocean is salty and full of bacteria that can irritate your eyes. Plus, people pee and poop in it ...
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should surfers shave their beards

Should Surfers Shave Their Beards?

You may have noticed that many surfers not only don’t have beards, but their bodies are almost entirely clean shaven ...
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do surfers run into each other

How Often Do Surfers Run Into Each Other?

As vast and spacious as the ocean is, sometimes it feels like surfers are magnetically attracted to each other because ...
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What are board sports? Any sport that is played with a board qualifies as a “board sport.” Surfing is the original board sport, and skateboarding was then invented by surfers who couldn’t get enough of surfing and wanted to ride on a board on land.

Since the focus of this website is on water sports, our section on board sports covers only topics related to water-based board sports instead of any land-based board sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, etc.

This section contains all the articles we have written for the board sports we cover on this website: Surfing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, SUP Boarding, Wakeboarding.

If you’re interested in a specific board sport, please click into any of these links for articles that are specific to that activity.