If you have some experience with surfing and would want to surf short waves during the summer, a fish surfboard would be a good investment. With greater volume, you get more control on the board and can paddle faster and at a much higher speed. You need to note that a fish surfboard could be shorter when compared to a shortboard, but is thicker and wider like a regular one. It also allows you to experiment with the tricks you have learnt so far, especially when the waves are not huge. A fish surfboard looks much like a fish in terms of design and became a rage in the 70s.

In this post, we are discussing further on how you can select the best fish surfboard with products that we liked for various factors.

Reviewing the top fish surfboards

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1NSP Elements Fish Short Surfboard 160x160NSP Elements Fish Short Surfboard$395.00 - $525.00
2Big Boy Fish 7ft 3in 22in x 3in SurfboardJK Surfboards Big Boy Fish Surfboard$425.00
3High Density CBC SurfboardCalifornia Board Company CBC Surfboard$159.99
4Hybrid Short Surfboard rel="nofollow">NSP Elements Hybrid Short Surfboard$500.00 - $525.00
5Formula Fun 5’3″ Black Magic FishFormula Fun 5’3″ Black Magic Fish$265.00
6StoreYourBoard Naked Minimalist SurfboardStoreYourBoard Naked Surf Original Minimalist Surfboard Wall Rack$14.99

NSP Elements Fish Short Surfboard

This product from NSP comes with fins included and is available in a wide range of sizes, which should suit the needs of beginners and experts alike. The fish surfboard is designed to be stable and fun, and with durable construction, you can be assured of amazing control on short waves. With Fiberglass Cloth and Water Resistant EPS Core, this product can be a steal. NSP Elements Fish Short Surfboard,Available in 5'6", 6'0", 6'4", 6'6", 6'8", 7'0", 7'2"

Pros

• Counted among the best fish surfboards in the market
• More sizes included
• Fins included in the price

Cons

• Can be an expensive option

 

JK Surfboards Big Boy Fish 7ft 3in 22in x 3in Surfboard.

This product from JK Surfboards is one of the easiest surfboards in this category, which makes this a great choice in beginner surfboards. Dimensions are 7ft 3in 22in x 3in, and you get a 5-fin set-up included. Ideal for surfing the reef. The Big Boy Fish 7ft 3in 22in x 3in Surfboard ,three larger sizes,Material: Polyurethane

Pros

• Great for beginners
• Designed for those trying shorter boards for the first time
• Fins included

Cons

• Just one size available
• Not the cheapest one

 

California Board Company CBC Surfboard.

With a high-density EPS foam core, this surfboard is designed for those who seek style, thanks to a complete graphic deck and bottom. The attached traction pad ensures considerable grip, and the product features a set of three blue fins that are included in the price. The surfboard weighs 6.5 pounds, and the surf leash is included. California Board Company CBC Surfboard, 5-Feet x 8-Inch,High Density EPS foam,6.5 pounds

Pros

• Budget shortboard for the category
• Great design, assorted colors
• Additional pad for better traction and grip

Cons

• Just one standard size available

 

NSP Elements Hybrid Short Surfboard.

This is not a fish surfboard technically, but if you want to try a shortboard, the product from NSP Elements should fit the bill. Counted among the best brands, this surfboard comes in five different sizes, and three fins set-up is included in the package. The product is great for those seeking high performance and better padding power. NSP Elements Hybrid Short Surfboard,Fins Included,Available in 5'9", 6'0", 6'2", 6'4", 6'6"

Pros

• Great for different skill levels
• Offers considerable performance
• Designed for durability with Water Resistant EPS Core and Fiberglass Cloth

Cons

• Can be an expensive choice for beginners

 

Formula Fun 5’3″ Black Magic Fish.

Formula Fun brings this amazing fish surfboard that has a volume of 42 liters, which makes the board easy to surf and paddle. The product is 100% recyclable, so you are making a better and more conscious choice for the environment. You don’t need to bother about waxing because the board offers great grip, even when you are not experienced with short wave surfing. The product takes inspiration from the 70s in terms of design. Formula Fun 5'3" Black Magic Fish,100% Recyclable,Dimensions : 5'3" x 21 1/2" x 3" with 42 Liters of volume

Pros

• Fins included in the price
• Great color
• Recyclable material

Cons

• Not the cheapest one
• Just one size available

 

StoreYourBoard Naked Surf Original Minimalist Surfboard Wall Rack.

If you have a great fish surfboard, you will need a place to store it. This product from StoreYourBoard is a display amount that can be used at home, office, garage or anywhere you want. It ensures that your board is safe, thanks to aluminum body which works for storing all other kinds of surfboards too.

Pros

• Easy to install
• All hardware inclusions are a part of the package
• Durable and heavy-duty aluminum body
• Inexpensive
• Can be used outdoors or indoors as required

Cons

• Not a peppy/bright color

 

How to choose the best fish surfboard?

Typically, a fish surfboard is ideal for anyone who is trying for a shortboard but doesn’t want to go for the shortboard right away. A fish surfboard is somewhere in between. Here are some quick tips for selecting the right fish surfboard.

• First and foremost, consider why you need a fish surfboard instead of a shortboard. Your skill set and level of expertise largely determine the size of the surfboard that must be considered. There are many online guides that may come in handy, so check your weight and choose accordingly.

• Fish surfboards are wider and comparatively thicker than that of a shortboard and are more ideal for surfing smaller waves at local beaches. You may want to check if the board will ensure better speed without any compromises on maneuverability.

• The brand does make a difference, and we would always recommend that you “invest” in a fish surfboard. This is something you wouldn’t regret, even if you eventually settle for a shortboard in the future.

• Check the construction of the fish surfboard. For example, Water Resistant EPS Core is a basic feature of the best products in the market. Check if the fins are included in the package, and some surfboards may also include the surf leash. If you are just starting out, you can go for three main fins set-up.

• Finally, do consider the price. Expensive fish surfboards are designed with patented designs, and the more grip and speed you get, the better. You can always check online for discounts and deals. When you look for surfboards, consider the dimensions and if the product comes in different sizes.

Only when you are extremely comfortable on a fish surfboard, it is time to think of a shortboard.