How do you make a surfing balance board?

How do you make a surfing balance board?

DIY Balance Board Instructions:

  1. Find a suitable piece of scrap wood or buy a piece of 2 ft.
  2. Trace the basic shape onto your plywood.
  3. Use a jigsaw (and goggles!) to cut around the outline of your board.
  4. Cut simple rectangular bumpers for the underside from leftover wood pieces.
  5. Sand your balance board pieces.

Do balance boards help with surfing?

The short answer is, yes! When the waves are flat, it is the best way to both stay in shape and improve your surfing. Top athletes from every board sport use balance boards to boost their balance, stamina, and strength. It doesn’t matter if you ride a shortboard, longboard, or funshape.

Can I make my own balance board?

Indo Boards, or other types of balance boards are great for working on balance and form in the comfort of your home. However, they’re a bit pricey ($100+), and easy to make at home. I made mine out of plywood and a foam roller. You can probably have the wood cut at the lumber store for free.

Can you use PVC for a balance board?

Step 1: Materials and Construction Get PVC the size of the roller you want. 4 inches in diameter is usually recommended. Buy the length of PVC to fit the width or diameter of the balance board. You may have to cut it.

How do you make a wooden balance board?


  1. Cut out all the balance board pieces as shown. Use the bucket to trace the two curved rockers.
  2. Screw the two curved rockers together.
  3. Screw and glue the 2″ x 4″ x 12″ board in place.
  4. After unscrewing them, glue and screw the two curved rockers in place.
  5. Paint the balance board or leave the wood bare.

What is the best exercise for surfing?

Here are the best surfer exercises you can do to improve your fitness and endurance.

  • Chin-ups. Getting up on a surfboard and keeping your balance has more to do with your upper body than you might think.
  • Front squats.
  • Running exercises.
  • Pushups.
  • Mobility drills.
  • Dumbbell drills.
  • Planking.

Is surfing hard on your back?

It’s incredibly common for surfers to experience back pain. It makes sense, all the paddling in a prone position can wreak havoc, especially on your lower back and many surfers come to a physiotherapist to help them with just that.

What is a MOBO board?

The Mobo board is a balancing device specifically engineered to retrain the foot. Unlike other balance boards, the Mobo board forces you to use the big toe to stabilize and is a powerful tool for rehab and prehab against common injuries.

Can you use a skateboard as a balance board?

A quick and inexpensive way to make a balance board with an old skateboard deck, a piece of PVC tube and some other things. Deck: Grab the deck and attach the wood blocks through the outer most bolt holes (i.e. towards the tail and nose).

How thick should a balance board be?

You Need: Plywood sheet about half an inch thick, about 20″ by 30″ for a regular sized board. Two 2″ x 20″ pieces of plywood. Pipe – about six inches in diameter is good but you can experiment.