At first, I was going to write a post for all of you about various types of boards that are great for summer, but as I sat down and thought about it... there is one board that reigns king this time of year. While we all love our fishes, thrusters, and midlengths, the log is the undisputed champ in small summer waves. As a year-round Longboarder, maybe I’m a little biased, but hey, the proof is in the pudding (whatever that means), and it's definitely easier to catch mushy summer slop on a 9’6 single fin.

I know that everyone has an opinion on everything, and there are some surfers who are staunchly against the old school, insisting that modern innovation rules over all, which is totally fine. But for those of you who are open minded, I highly recommend picking up a log this summer – even just for a day or two! I have a feeling though, once you try it out, you’ll be converted... at least until October or so.

Of course, there are some summer magnets that turn on with souths and are great for shorter boards, but for the most part, we’re looking at reports that say “1-2, occasional 3” for the next few months. And let's be real, sitting out the back for 40 minutes, waiting for that occasional three footer that may never come is not exactly a recipe for a life-changing session.

So head on down to the beach, grab the nearest single fin, and – wait a second, why am I trying to help people catch more waves again? Um... Never mind, carry on! Forget I said anything.

Written By: Stephanie Schechter