Avoid These 5 Rookie Mistakes When Ordering Your Next Surfboard

Avoid These 5 Rookie Mistakes When Ordering Your Next Surfboard

Hey there, wave riders!  At Wyve, we know that finding the perfect surfboard can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, it's easy to get lost in the sea of choices.  But fear not! We've got your back. We asked our resident designer, Leo to spill the beans on the most common mistakes surfers make when ordering boards.  So grab your wax and let's dive in! 🌊

Mistake #1: Rushing the Process 

We get it, you're stoked to get your new board and hit the waves. But slow down there, buddy! Rushing the design process can lead to a board that doesn't quite fit your needs. Trust your shaper's expertise and take the time to discuss your goals and preferences. 

Mistake #2: Overestimating Your Abilities 

We all want to surf like the pros, but let's be real - most of us aren't quite there yet.  Ordering a board that's too advanced for your skill level can actually hinder your progress. Be honest with yourself and your shaper about where you're at, and they'll help you find a board that will take your surfing to the next level. 

Mistake #3: Getting Hung Up on "Litreage" 📏

Sure, litreage can be a helpful metric when choosing a board, but it's not the be-all and end-all. Different conditions call for different volumes, and hand-shaped boards will always have slight variations. Focus on the overall shape and dimensions that will work best for your style and the waves you'll be riding. 🌊🏄‍♀️

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Mistake #4: Sacrificing Performance for Durability 

We all want our boards to last, but making them too sturdy can actually compromise their performance. It's all about finding the right balance. Talk to your shaper about your priorities and they'll help you find a board that can take a beating without sacrificing that sweet, sweet ride. 

Mistake #5: Chasing the "Perfect" Board 

We've all had that one magical board that felt like an extension of our body. But here's the thing - every board is unique, and trying to recreate that exact same feeling can lead to disappointment. Embrace the journey and trust that your next board might just be even better than the last. 

Ordering a new surfboard is an exciting process, but it's important to approach it with a clear head and realistic expectations.

By avoiding these common mistakes and working closely with your shaper, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect ride. And remember, at Wyve, we're always here to help you navigate the world of surfboard design. Happy shredding! 

You can contact our team of experts with our chat, by mail, or book an appointment. 

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