This printable surfboard templates are really fun to do. This can be a crafty family activity or simply a fun and creative activity the kids can do with their friends. Design these surfboard templates however you want! Scroll down to see this free printable!
KINDS OF SURFBOARDS
If you did not know this yet, there are lots of different types of surf boards. You will be surprised how many kinds there are! Check out this big list of interesting surfboards:
- Short Board
This is the preferred gear of elite surfers. These types of boards are primarily used for competitions and are made for high-performance riding. Short boards typically measure 5’6 to 6’4 in length, 16 to 20 in width, and have a more pointy, shorter tip. They are less stable and more challenging to paddle compared to other boards, making them tougher for beginners to use.
Short boards are the best candidate for competition surfing since they more than make up for their shortcomings in these areas with mobility and speed. Its three-fin design gave rise to another term for them — thrusters.
- Long Board
Longboards, which are recognized as a classic, are typically 8 to 10 feet long with a rounded nose. They provide remarkable stability and are best for small waves, making them a great option for novices. Long boards are quite bouncy because of their large volume.
- Mid Length
Middle length boards are the kinds of boards that well fall between short boards and long boards. These are shorter than long boards, measuring 7’6″ to 8’6″, but still provide a high amount of buoyancy and stability for novices. This will be a great first board if ever.
This board has a basic and traditional twin fin design. It is called “Fish” due to the appearance of its fin being like a fish tail. A fish board also has a more rounded nose, tail, and mid section. Fish boards are good for a vast range of wave scenarios because of their shorter and thicker form, but they are most often ridden in small to medium-sized waves.
- Soft Top
The term for this board, “soft top”, comes from the stuff used to make the deck which are soft materials. They are very floatable, which makes them perfect for rookies. The soft material considerably lowers harm done by surf boards, making it a safer option as well. Soft top boards are also known as soft boards or foamie.
- Fun Board
The fun board are kind of similar to mid length boards. It stands halfway between a long board and a short board, making them suitable for both new and experienced surfers. Fun boards, which are normally 6 to 8 feet in length and have a variety of fin variations, can be used in waves that are ankle to head height.
- Mini Simmons
Bob Simmons, a mathematician at Douglas Aircraft, was the creator of this cool surf board – the Mini Simmons, which has roots dating back to the 1950s. These surfboards are short and wide, which makes them excellent speed machines for cutting through the waves. Mini Simmons are designed for smaller, less powerful ripples.
These boards, which are 3 to 4 inches smaller than short boards, are best for lower, weaker waves. Grovellers have broader noses and tails and a smoother rocker. Surfers can benefit from the characteristics of a short board on waves that are weak or have poor surfing circumstances using this surfboard.
The absence of vertical fins on the Alaia distinguishes it from other surfboards and allowing it to be easier for the board to ride over the water. Turning is accomplished by pointing the board in the preferred manner while cutting through the waves with the sharp edges of the rail.
Malcom and Duncan Campbell created these initially back in 1972. In contrast to popular opinion, the Bonzer was the first board model to include a three fin layout, not the short board. It had a big central fin and two smaller, sharply angled fins.
These kinds of surf boards are made to handle the largest waves. Long boarders may hit waves that smaller boards cannot because to their buoyancy and pace. Guns are 7′ to 10′ in length with four fins arranged in a “quad” pattern, similar to long boards.
- Stand up Paddleboard (SUP)
Although the classification of SUPs as surfboards is up for question, several pro athlete surfers have been using these “recreational” boards to ride enormous waves. In calmer waters, stand-up paddleboards are frequently used. It enables its users to glide across calm waters.
- Tow Board
They are intended to deliver over large, strong waves speed, control, and stability. Tow-in surfboards, which range in length from 5’5″ to 6’2, have a narrow shape and a broader tail and nose. Additionally, they are heavier — between 10 and 20 pounds, which aids in stability maintenance and improves performance over waves.
- Step up Surfboard
are lengthier, modified short boards that have been enhanced to tackle larger, more powerful waves. Better stabilization in large waves and speedier ascent to the peak of a wave thanks to improved stroking are the two main benefits of step-up boards.
- Foil Board
The hydrofoil that protrudes from beneath this board is what actually distinguishes foil surfboards from their regular equivalents. You could stay on top of the water’s surface using these hydrofoils.
WHAT CAN I USE PRINTABLE SURFBOARD TEMPLATES FOR?
There are actually quite much you can do with this printable. It may look simple to others but after I tell you what to do with these, you are going to look at this piece of paper template differently! Check out these great ideas of what you can do with this printable:
This would of course be the first thing on the list. Keep the kids busy and entertained with this printable. They can spend hours decorating their boards and more hours playing with them. The excitement will not waver since there are different types of boards that they can design on their own.
- PARTY FAVOR
Not only is it great toys for the kids, but also for other kids. Make dozens of these and make them as giveaways for a birthday party. You can give these away already customized and designed or as is so they can do the decorating themselves. It’s the perfect party favor since they’re free!
Whether your a kid or a grown up, you can still make a collection out of this. This will be perfect for you if you love surfing! Think of new ideas on how to design them and start a collection.
After decorating them, laminate them and punch a whole for the key ring. Tada! You have got yourself a cool keychain to show off.
- PERSONALIZED NECKLACE
Same process as the keychain surfboard. The only difference for this would have to be its size. You might want to do a smaller version if you are thinking of making a necklace out of the template. There are different “chains” that you can use to make this a necklace – thin nylon, yarn, or steel cable. Throw in some beads to add some glam to it!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO DECORATE A SURFBOARD TEMPLATE
Do you or the kids love decorating? Then you would probably have these supplies already in your craft boxes or kits. The best way to enjoy these boards are to customize them! This is a list of the supplies you will be needing to decorate these surfboard templates:
- Scissors – parents, be sure to help your kids use these.
- Coloring materials – you can use any. Crayons, colored pens, colored pencils, markers whichever you like. Grab your favorite colors and get to coloring!
- Glitters – this can get pretty messy but it will look great on the boards!
- Glue – can either be a glue stick or hot glue.
- Decorating materials – beads, yarn, sequence, it is up to you!
HOW TO PRINT A SURFBOARD TEMPLATE
If this is your first time with free printables, it is really easy to get them and print them off. Here is a step by step guide for you for best results:
- STEP ONE: Download the printable
Now, printable templates are either in a pdf format or Microsoft word format. The printables that are in word format are usually the editable version. In this case, it is in a pdf file format. You will see the download button at the bottom of this post.
- STEP TWO: Prepare your paper
You can use any type of paper you like. When printing signs, it is a good idea to use a more sturdy paper rather than regular bond paper. You can use card stock but if you don’t have one you can still use bond paper then just laminate it for longer lasting.
- STEP THREE: Print the downloaded file
Next up is to print. Once you click the download button for this printable, a new window will open with the template on it. From there you can print the sign. This can be done by simply clicking the small printer logo on the upper right side.
- STEP FOUR: Design your printed surfboard clipart
When you are finished printing your desired surf board templates, you can begin designing them. There are 4 different surfboard designs for this printable, choose which one you want to use. Grab the supplies you need for decorating and you can go ahead and begin! Color them however you want to. You can even put glitters if you like.
- STEP FIVE: Make the surfboards studier (optional)
You have 2 options for this step, either laminate the decorated boards you made or stick another layer of thick paper on it. If you made use of card stock, just trace the outline of a surfboard onto it and cut it out. Use glue to stick them together. This will make it longer lasting. Another way to do so is to laminate it.
- STEP SIX: Enjoy your new printable
Lastly, enjoy your new printable and share them with your friends and family so they can have one too!
FREE PRINTABLE SURFBOARD TEMPLATES
The best part about this printable surfboard templates is that it’s totally free for you to download. Just click on the link below and you’ll be ready to print and use them right away!
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