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Surfboard Volume Calculator

surfboard volume calculator guide


Volume surfboard calculator: x0.54 (Narrow shortboard) x0.56 (Average size hybrid surfboard) x0,58 (round shaped surfboard)

Surfboard Volume Calculator

5'0" 8'0" 6'5"


17" 24" 21"


2" 3⅞" 3"


Shortboard Funboard/Mal Hybrid/Fish

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Surfboard Volume Calculator

Having the right size surfboard is an essential factor to maximize your time and effort in the surf. Finding the right surfboard volume according to your skill level helps you to pick the right board to match your skill level. We all know, that the prime time of perfect surfing conditions is rather limited – so we need to get the best out of it!

How to choose the right size surfboard?

  • Know the type of waves on your home break. Are the waves small and slow, or fast and hollow, point or beach break?
  • Know your skill level. Are you a beginner, intermediate or an advanced surfer?
  • Know your riding style. Do you want a sporty shortboard or a cruisy longboard?

Find out more details about what volume and how to calculate it down below

Symbolistics:

1 feet = 1 = 30,5 centimers = 30,5 cm
1 inch = 1 = 2,5 centimeters = 2,5 cm
feet 1 inch = 11 = 33 centimeters = 33 cm

Read more down below:

Surfboard Volume Finder Chart (Imperial to Metric)

What surfboard volume do I need?


Surfboard Volume Size Calculator

Surfboard volume calculation

To know how much volume does the surfboard have, you need to do some simple calculations. We’ve created the most used surfboard size charts down below, to make it easy for you. Don’t get too carried away by being too punctual – you can round down the result by one digit.

PS: Due to high demand, I will be creating a simple surfboard volume online calculator anytime soon!

  • STEP 1 – Convert the surfboard size from feet and inches to centimeters ( x’y” to cm)
  • STEP 2 – Multiply: Length x Width x Height ( L x W x H )
  • STEP 3 – Get 54% to 58% out of the sum by multiplying the result with 0.54 or 0.58 (515151 x 0,54)

STEP 1: Imperial to Metric

So – how to calculate the surfboard volume to liters from just knowing the stock dimensions?

FROM imperial 60 x 20 x 2 1/2
TO metrical 182,8cm x 50,8cm x 6,3cm

First, to calculate the volume you need to convert the surfboard size from feet and inches to centimeters.

The surfboard volume is calculated in liters (Litres Is Metrical).

The length, width, and height an on surfboards are measured in feet and inches (Imperial).

  • Find out the feet/inches to centimeters volume chart from down below (Imperial to Metrical)

STEP 2: Multiple the sizes

Once you have multiplied the dimensions, you get a rough 5-digit answer, which you can round down to xx,x L

182,8 x 50,8 x 6,3 = 58503,


STEP 3: Calculate 54-58% out of the answer

The previous process gives you the result of the perfect cube, but a surfboard typically occupies approximately 54-58 percent out of the perfect cube.

54% – narrow surfboard
56% – average size surfboard
58% – round shaped surfboard

So, in order to know the final answer, multiply the answer with 0,54 or 0,56 or 0,58 to know the rough estimation on litres.

58503,x 0,54 = 31591  31,5Litres


SURFBOARD VOLUME FINDER CHART

Feet to Centimeters converter chart – Imperial to Metric – Surfboard Volume Chart

surfboard volume size calculation
Surfboard litre calculator

ft inches to cm

5’0″ = 152,4 cm
5’1″ = 155 cm
5’2″ = 157,5 cm
5’3″ = 160 cm
5’4″ = 162,5 cm
5’5″ = 165 cm
5’6″ = 167,6 cm
5’7″ = 170 cm
5’8″ = 172,7 cm
5’9″ = 175,3 cm
5’10 = 178 cm
5’11 = 180,5 cm
6’0” = 183 cm
6’1″ = 185,4 cm
6’2″ = 188 cm
6’3″ = 190,5 cm
6’4″ = 193 cm
6’5″ = 195,6 cm
6’6″ = 198 cm
6’7″ = 200,7 cm
6’8″ = 203,2 cm
6’9″ = 205,7 cm
6’10= 208 cm
6’11=210,5 cm
7’0″ = 213,4 cm
7’1″ = 215,9 cm
7’2″ = 218,4 cm
7’3″ = 220,1 cm
7’4″ = 223,5 cm
7’5″ = 226 cm
7’6″ = 228,6 cm
7’7″ = 231,1 cm
7’8″ = 233,7 cm
7’9″ = 236,2 cm
7’10” = 238.5 cm
7’11″= 240.5 cm
8’0″ = 243,8 cm


Inch to Centimeters surfboard size volume chart (Surfboard Width range)

Inches to cm

17″ = 43,1cm
17 ½″ = 44,4cm
18″ = 45,7cm
18 ½″ = 47cm
19″ = 48,2cm
19 ½″ = 49,5cm
20″ = 50,8cm
20 ½ = 20cm
21″ = 53,3cm
21 ½″ = 54,6cm
22″ = 55,9cm
22 ½″ = 57,1cm
23″ = 58,4cm
23 ½″ = 59,7cm
24″ =60,1cm


Surfboard Thickness surfboard size volume chart (Inches to Centimeters conversion)

Inches to cm

2″ = 5cm
2 ¼″ = 5,7cm
38″ = 6cm
2 ½″ = 6,3cm
258″ = 6,6cm
2 ¾″ = 6,9cm
278″ = 7,3cm

3 = 7,6 cm
3 ¼″ = 8,2cm
38″ = 8,6cm
3 ½″ = 8,9cm
58″ = 9,2cm
3 ¾″ = 9,5cm
78″ = 9,8cm


What volume surfboard to choose?

(How many litres)

surfboard size volume chart

Depending on your skill level and the waves you are surfing – the surfboard volume plays a huge role on your performance capabilities.

Shortboard

Surfer Weight – Recommended Surfboard Volume

  • Reasonably fit
  • Intermediate surfer
  • Surfs 2,5 – 5 feet waves
  • 1-2 times a week

LBS – KG – LITRES

110lbs – 50kg – 25L
121lbs – 55kg – 26,8L
132lbs – 60kg – 28,5L
143lbs – 65kg – 30,2L
154lbs – 70kg – 31,8L
165lbs – 75kg – 33,5L
175lbs – 80kg – 35,2L
187lbs – 85kg – 37,3L
198lbs – 90kg – 39,3L
209lbs – 95kg – 40,7L
220lbs – 100kg – 42,3L

BEGINNER SURFER – Could be fitter, low and slow waves, 154lbs – 70 kg – 37,4L (Recommended)
AVERAGE SURFER – Average wave type, size, surfer fitness and 1-2 times a week 154lbs70kg – 31,8L (Recommended)
EXPERT SURFER – Good quality waves, expert, surfs up to 5 times a week 154lbs70kg  – 24,7L (Recommended)

Choosing a hybrid/mal/fun board volume – should roughly be +5 litres from the recommendations above.
Choosing a longboard volume – as the boards are all long and bulky – the length is more important than the volume
Choosing a fish board volume – should be the same as the shortboard.


Besides the right amount of floatation, the other important factor is the shape of the board.

Related Article: Surfboard Size Guide

 

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