Build your own surfboard, then jump in the water to test it at this Maine-based workshop
Stronger and lighter than whatever you're riding now
First there was an algae-based surfboard. Now we have El Portobello—a sustainable board you can grow yourself.
A surfboard manufacturer and UCSD researchers teamed up to create the world’s first sustainable, algae-based surfboard, which they'll have the pros test before producing it commercially.
Good for the conscience, great for the surf
These stripes could keep you from becoming shark bait
Designed to make the most of subpar conditions
The latest trend in surfboard design is stout, full figures. All four of the boards we selected, from the short and fat Third World Exotic Surfboards Ghostbuster to the 5'11" Lost Bottom Feeder, are under seven feet long, maneuverable, and built with plenty of width and thickness to make catching waves easy.
Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including WaveJet's Personal Water Propulsion Pod.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Firewire Dominator CBD surfboard.