SURFBOARD OUTLINE DESIGN - How to make a surfboard
SURFBOARD OUTLINE DESIGN
A surfboard’s outline, or planshape, is the most conspicuous feature of a surfboard. The overall planshape of any board is generally determined by the normal board specs you are used to seeing – length, nose width, wide point width, and tail width.
Both nose and tail width are measured 12 inches from either the end of the board, and are most accurately measured using a square placed along the center of the stringer and multiplying by two.
The wide point of a board is most often not at the mid point of the board, so care must be taken to identify where the wide point is before you make your measurement.
Length is measured on the deck side, from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail, with the tape measure stretched taunt.