The longboard is primarily a single-finned surfboard with large rounded nose and length of 270 to 370 cm (8.8′ to 12′).

Longboards are especially popular for small, long-running waves. Due to the size, you usually get into the waves much better and are also carried along better. In addition, boards of this type are more stable in the water. However, longboards are harder to move than smaller boards and therefore not as agile. It is also more difficult to paddle into the line up.