The difference between a surfboard and a paddle board
For those who are passionate about the ocean, just stand on a surfboard or stand-up paddle board, which is the closest place to the beauty of the ocean. But which of these two sports is more entertaining and allows you to get the most experience from the water? Most importantly, which one is best for you? Here are the main similarities and differences between surfing and standing paddle boards:
1. Different forces: SUP paddle board and surfboard can surf, but the most obvious difference between the two is that standing paddle board or SUP uses paddles to move, while surfboard uses surfer's body and hands as paddles, and then rides or turns according to the offset of center of gravity.
2. Different shapes: standing paddle boards and surfboards vary greatly in size. The SUP board is much longer, generally more than 10 feet 6 in China, and is usually heavier and thicker. Surfboards typically range in size from 5 to 9 feet and are lighter. The reason for the difference is the purpose of the surfboard. When the SUP board glides on the sea, it is usually for better stability in the water. Surfboards mean riding with or along the waves, requiring greater mobility and flexibility.
3. Different volume: Standing paddle boards usually have a larger volume than surfboards. Larger volume usually means thicker (sometimes), longer (almost always) and wider (also almost always). The advantage of having a larger volume is that catching waves can be easier.
4. Ride the same waves: SUP surfers and surfers can ride the same waves, but because the SUP board is larger, less responsive and less maneuverable than the surfboard, it is dangerous to surf in areas with large crowds, unless you are a surfing and SUP surfer.
5. Summary: In foreign countries, many people surf through paddle boards, but in China, this situation is still relatively rare. Therefore, according to the understanding of domestic public beginners, surfboards are mainly used for surfing on the sea and paddle boards are mainly used for playing in still water lakes. There are very obvious definitions and distinctions between the two. Even speaking, paddle boards in the real sense are extremely rare in China, and Vitra has only one style, even so, the vast majority of buyers use it as a paddle board for fun. Although it is not rigorous, it is basically enough to distinguish domestic surfboards and paddles according to the waters used and whether they are equipped with paddles.