SURFBOARD VOLUME GUIDE

UNDERSTANDING SURFBOARD VOLUME by Jackson Surfboards Owner- Rod Eagles

“Foam is your friend!”

 

In case you have missed it, Surfboards are now measured in volume or Litres of Foam. Gone are the days of guessing whether a board is the right size for you. This fantastic system has taken out the guesswork and once you understand how it works you will really appreciate its simplicity.

 

Several years ago I made the switch to a volume/litre measured shortboard. I read several articles and used about 5 different online Surfboard Volume calculators to work out what was the right litreage (not sure if that is a word!) for me. The results were confusing so I took the plunge and purchased a second hand board that I thought was my ideal size- 30 litres of foam.

 

My thinking was that if I get the size wrong then I haven’t done a lot of cash and I can resell it to try another size. Luckily for me I nailed it first time and the 30 litres of foam gave me enough paddling floatation but also allowed me to duckdive the board. Perfect!

 

Now to assist you with your next purchase here are some tables to help lift the fog and give you a solid guide:

 

Note:-

 


Jackson Shortboard/Funboard Volume Guide

 

Weight

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

 

50kg

35L

23L

21L

 

55kg

37.5L

24L

22L

 

60kg

40L

25L

23L

 

65kg

42.5L

27.5L

24L

 

70kg

45L

30L

25L

 

75kg

47.5L

32.5L

27.5L

 

80kg

50L

35L

30L

 

85kg

52.5L

37.5L

32.5L

 

90kg

55L

40L

35L

 

95kg

57.5L

42.5L

37.5L

 

100kg

60L

45L

40L

 

105kg

62.5L

47.5L

42.5L

 

110kg

65L

50L

45L

 

115kg

67.5L

52.5L

47.5L