Water sports equipment is an investment and a good one at that. If you’re considering spending money on any of the following items, such as the FCS fins, you’ll be glad to know that they can last for years if maintained properly. Here are some investment recommendations.
Choose the type of surfboard that suits your style and ability level. There are three main styles: shortboards (less than 7 feet long), fish (7–8 feet long), and mini-mal (8–10 feet long). Each style has unique characteristics that make them more suitable for different types of riders with varying skill sets and preferences. For example, if you want something stable but fast enough for tricks like nose rides or cutbacks, then choosing a mini-mal may be right for you.
A surfboard leash is a safety device to prevent a surfboard from drifting away while the surfer is riding the wave. Leashes are usually made of nylon or polypropylene, usually between 1 and 3 meters long.
Leashes keep the board close to you so you don’t risk losing it if the current pulls it out in front of you as you catch a wave. In addition, leashes give you peace of mind so that you don’t have to worry about getting dragged into rough water if your board breaks free during an intense wipe-out.
These are used to steer the surfboard. There are two FCS fins: the long fin and the short fin. Long fins are meant for straight, high-performance surfing, while short fins allow for more manoeuvrability in waves with lots of turns. Both can be attached to your board, with a fin key made of aluminium, by screws or bolts (depending on what kind of board you have). The nut holds everything in place so you can get started immediately when you’re ready for action.
A board sock is a must-have item for surfers and skim boarders. It protects the board from getting damaged, keeps it clean, makes it easier to carry around, and can even look pretty cool.
These hold surfboards vertically while keeping them safe and secure. Depending on your style, they can be made of wood or metal and can be mounted to a wall or ceiling for easy access. Some racks also have storage space for other items like fins, wetsuits, waxes, and leashes.
Resins come in a variety of materials and have different uses. Some waxes are made from paraffin, a petroleum by-product; others are synthetic or organic. Waxes also have different melting points, so you’ll need to match your polish to the temperature of the water you’ll be surfing in. For example, if it’s too cold, your board won’t grip well enough for you to stand on it. In general, though, most surfers prefer more sticky waxes in colder conditions and hard-waxed boards when the weather gets warmer.
To use a surfboard wax iron:
- Melt some wax into two separate containers by placing them over boiling water (never use an electric stove). Make sure they’re big enough to hold all of your melted liquid so you can pour it quickly later on without spilling any drops onto your flooring surfaces (don’t forget this step!).
- Both containers are filled with liquid wax and ready for application onto surfaces like wooden decks or metal grilles, where boats would typically be kept stationary before entering open waters during summer holidays.
Changing poncho or towel
A poncho or towel is an essential piece of equipment for anyone who enjoys water sports. They are made from a waterproof material, usually large enough to cover your body and come in different colours and designs. Ponchos can be used as blankets, sunshades, towels, or pillows on the beach or boat.