The shape of your tail is by far the most recognizable feature of a surfboard design. Although the shapes and functions of tail designs vary greatly it takes a surfer with some experience to be able to recognize the difference in feel from one tail design to another.
|By far the most popular design around today. The straighter tail outline shape gives more drive. The greater area gives more maneuverability. Great in all conditions||More piney than a rounded square. Because of the increased curve in the outline works better in hollow surf.||Straighter outline gives more drive and good leverage for squarer turns. Seems to hold well on the wave face.||Straight outline produces good hold and drive. Perfect on big wave boards.|