Your surfboard is made up of several parts. Each part or part of the surfboard has a specific purpose. It’s important to understand these parts when buying new or used surfboards. Whether you are looking for shortboards, longboards, fish or skateboards, all surfboards have the same basic characteristics. This is a forward-looking tip for your board of directors. Shortboards and fish usually have the characteristics of a pointed nose, while longboards and skateboards have a more rounded nose. You can purchase a nose shield that will make your surfboard nose less dangerous. This is the top of the surfboard, you can use wax and brackets while surfing. You can also add a traction pad to ensure that the surface is uneven. Some companies are making decks with built-in traction. The deck can be slightly dome or flat. The stringers are usually made of light wood and most often pass through the center of the surfboard (which can be seen through the deck). However, many innovations such as epoxy sheets and parabolic stringers (extending along the track) have completely eliminated the stringers or placed them in different locations. Speaking of the railroad tracks. These are the outer edges (contours) of the surfboard. The thickness and curve of the rails are very important to the performance of the surfboard. This is the back end of your surfboard, which (like a railroad track) greatly affects your surfboard. The surfboard tail can be pointed (needle) or flat (squash) or even V-shaped (dovetail). At the bottom is where the magic happens. This may be the most important aspect of your surfboard. It all depends on how much water flows through it and how much friction it has with water. There can be many curves (rockers) or few at the bottom. They can be recessed or channeled, even recessed.