1) Longboarding has been having a real comeback in the past few years...

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Longboard Surfing Lex Voight

2) You catch way more waves on small days that the shortboarders sitting on the inside

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Women longboarding surfing Jim Russi

3) It's super stylish

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Kelia-Moniz Longboarding Surfing Women Roxy

4) And graceful

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Kassia Meador Swatch Longboard Surfing

5) Especially if you can hang ten...

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Longboarding Surfing Hang Ten

6) It's a great way to learn to surf

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Learning Surf Longboarding Woman

7) And ideal for getting your paddle strength back when you've been out of the water for a year

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longboarding surfing robbie dark paddling

8) You're never too young...

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surfing baby

9) Or too old to start longboarding

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Old Man Surfing Longboarding

10) They might not fit in your car...

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Surfing Italia Longboard Too Big Car

11) And longboards definitely aren't easy to travel with...

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Motorbike Longboard Surfboard Surfing

12) But you can do headstands on them

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Surfing longboard Headstand

13) And they work pretty well backwards too

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Surfing Fin First Longboard

14) There's a reason so many folk rode longboards in the early days...

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Miki Dora Malibu Beach News Surfing Longboard

15) Because everyone knows life is so much better on a log...

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Morocco Surfing Imsouane 5