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This stellar category of surfboard is one of the oldest and first type of boards used in stand up surfing. There are two categories of longboard. These include classic longboards and modern longboards. Longboards are usually single finned and sport a round nose. Beginning and expert surfers use these boards. Because of the size and buoyancy of this board, it can catch waves easily.

The classic longboard is the oldest type of board. The ancient Hawaiians used these in the sixth century. They can range from 8 to 30 feet in length. Early on they were made of plywood and later were constructed of balsa wood.

The second type of longboard is the modern longboard. This evolved from the classic longboard. These boards are made of fiberglass and can range from 9 to 12 feet in length. They also weigh a lot less than their predecessor.