Designed for small to medium sized performance surfing, the squash tail is currently the
standard for most shortboards. This tail is highly responsive and ideal for
generating and maintaining speed through slow spots.
The Swallow (or Fish tail) has a wider planning surface similar to a squash tail but
the cut out allows for better control when turning. This tail is ideally suited for
small wave boards with wider tails as well as power surfers who want to maintain control
through deep carving turns.
The smooth, uninterrupted curve of the round tail helps direct the flow of water around
the tail increasing stability in faster, hollower waves. Round tails are well suited
for longer, carving turns in medium sized beach and reef type waves. This tail
works well on a wide range of board styles and sizes.
Round Pin Tail:
The rounded pin is an excellent tail for semi-gun style boards which are designed for 4'
to 10' surf. This tail is narrower than the round tail allowing it to maintain
better control on big fast waves. This is a great choice for a mid range travel
board or for the occasional bigger days at your local break.
The core function of a pin tail is maintaining control. As the waves get larger and
faster, the tails tend to get narrower. A pin tail is usually the best choice on
medium-large to very large days at places like Pipeline, Puerto Escondido, and Ocean
Beach. The average board range for this type of tail is 7' to 11'+.