What's a surf trainer skateboard?

What's a surf trainer skateboard?

If you can't wait for the next surf trip, the waves are flat or if you want to improve your surf skills a surf skate is the right choice for you!

A Surfskate is a skateboard for surfing on the street! The special front truck allows movements similar to surfing. The turning dynamics of the Surfskate truck allows short and manoeuvrable turns like surfing. Even if you have absolutely nothing to do with surfing: it doesn't matter. The movements are absolutely intuitive and easy to learn. 

Riding a surf skateboard is an easy way to improve your surfing technique and muscle-memory for basic surfing maneuvers like "Cutbacks" "Bottom Turns"and general "rail-to-rail" motion, without hitting the waves

This is the reason why we love Slide Surf Skateboards, they’re great for pumping and stability, these boards are ideal for street, pool & skatepark riding. A key advantage of stability and low height is that the Slide is highly pushable something rarely found in surf skates. The Limited Turning Angle, Tightness and Tall Risers of the truck makes the board virtually Wheelbite-Free.

If you're a beginner you'll feel more comfortable on a stable board. Therefore, we recommend a longer and wider board with a larger wheelbase such as the Slide 32" Fish Drifter. Beginners are also advised to wear protective equipment such as helmet and kneepads.

The table below serves as a guideline for the selection of a surfskate. But nothing is carved in stone. Depending on the use and purpose, the table can also be ignored: For example, if you are looking for a Mini Cruiser Surfskate for the city and are bigger than 180cm, you can easily do this with a board under 30". Conversely, someone who is lighter and would like to drive long carves or want to cover more distance can take a longer board. However, you should always check if the length of the board still suits with your normal stance, ideally you are able to position your feet above the rear truck and slightly behind the front truck.

Height Weight Surfskate Length
 under 155cm  25kg - 55kg  under 30"
 150cm - 170cm (5”0` - 5”7`)  40kg - 75kg  27 - 31”
 160cm - 181cm (5”3` - 5”11`)  50kg - 85kg  30 - 32”
 165cm - 187cm (5”4` - 6”2`)  60kg - 90kg  31”- 33”
 175cm - 193cm (5"7` - 6”4`)  70kg - 100kg  32”- 35”
 182cm - 203cm (6”0`- 6”8`)  85kg - 120kg  34”- 39”

Posted: Monday 29 August 2022