Fun with Fiberglass
One thing that I have always wanted to do in my life, and something that is in the top five on my bucket list, is to learn how to surf. Something about just being out on the beach, and enjoying the sun and sand seems magical to me. When I think of surfing, California always comes to mind. I’ve only been to California once, but unfortunately for me, I am probably the least coordinated person when it comes to balance. I played many sports in high school, but skateboarding and other activities that required balance were never something I excelled at. Since balance is the basis of the sport of surfing, I doubt I will be very good at it, but that won’t stop me from trying if I ever get the chance.
Surfing itself however has long been a very popular sport, mainly in cities and areas where access to the beach and water are readily available. As with most sports materials, surf boards come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes. They also can be made with a couple of different materials, all with the goal of giving you the best surfing experience possible.
Fiberglass surfboards have been around for a long time. Essentially a strong and layered fiberglass sheet, a fiberglass surfboard provides a flexible feel and is a very cost sensitive option for surfers. Fiberglass surfboards also allow for more customization than other kinds, which is important when you want to stand out. Fiberglass is also readily available, and is a more popular option for many surfboard manufacturers, which means that if you need repairs or advice it will be easier to find a shop that knows and understands the material. Maybe one day I’ll get a chance to try surfing, but I do know that if I do get that chance I will be picking out a fiberglass surfboard.