Surf skateboards are designed with special front trucks which allow the skateboard to tilt, the front trucks to pivot and the wheels to change direction, much more than a normal skateboard. This allows the rider to generate their own speed by pumping the pump forwards and backwards, similar to the feeling of surfing or carving a wave.
These skateboards are very popular with surfers (particularly as a substitute for when the surf is flat!) as they blur the boundaries between surf and skate; you can mimic your surfing stance and slide out the tail for a realistic surfing simulator.
- Generating your own speed
- Practising your surfing/snowboarding (carving) skills
- A mode of transport and cruising around
- Carrying/transporting around
- Tight and deep carves
- Effortless pumping
Not so great for:
- Going fast
- Stability for beginners
- Manoeuvrability for beginners
- Tricks & flips
Typically used:Park and Bowl Skateboarding. Downhill Flat roadsPark & Bowl