I’ve been noticing that the most viewed post on this blog is “Unbreakable High-performance Surfboard in a Suitcase”. Too many of us have ruined a surfing day when our boards broke. The replacement cost can also ruin our finances. Additionally, transportation costs (excess baggage fees) and hassles can ruin our travel fun.
I have the solution already prototyped, but it needs to be manufactured and made available to surfers. If you or anyone you know, would like to be involved in the business end of this, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another point of interest; I have been seeing searches for specific information such as: “Best shape for Malibu” “What to do if a surfboard tracks” etc. There is a good chance I could help, so ask at the above email address. Also note that many of your questions may already be answered in my book “The Basics of Surfboard Design”, for more info go to: http://www.farbeyondsurfing.com/Surfing.html
BTW, there is no “best shape” for Malibu (or any other surf-spot). Certain sizes and or types of surfboards work better on certain types of waves, but there are always a number of choices and “best” will depend on the surfer. For example: 1st Point Malibu has a good line-up but seldom much power or size. Long boards are favored for styling and nose riding; however I would favor a medium length “fun board” for greater maneuverability. The trick is to understand the wave (size, speed, power, length, etc) decide how you want to ride the wave and then by studying my book, you will be able to choose the design elements that fit and those elements combined, will result in the best shape.