surfboard volume calculate guide

Surfboard volume finder


Surfboard Volume Calculator

Having the right size surfboard is an essential factor to maximize your time and effort in the surf. Finding the best 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 are 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 about the details 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 Calculator

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Surfboard Volume Size Calculator

Surfboard volume calculation

In order to know how much volume does the surfboard have, you need to do some simple calculation. 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 numbers by one digit.

  • 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

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

First, in order to calculate the volume you need to convert the surfboard size into centimeters.

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

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

  • Find out the feet/inches to centimeters volume chart (Imperial to Metrical)
  • Or use the inch and feet to centimeters online calculator

STEP 2: Multiple the sizes

Once you have calculated the centimeters, you get a rough 6-digit answer.

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.

So, in order to know the final answer, multiply the answer with 0,54 (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 liter 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
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
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
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 liters)

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

Shortboard

Starting from the shortboard, where the surfboard floatation plays a huge role to catching waves and also being able to duck-dive under the incoming waves.

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 board are all long and bulky – the length is more important than the volume
Choosing a fish board volume – should be the same 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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