Short boards generally refer to performance boards. Traditional pointy noses and squash tails, but often have round or swallow tails. They range from 6’8″ for a big guy down to 4’11” for the little grom. They can range in thickness and width and come with 3 or 4 fin set ups. So if you want to rip the lip off, bust an air, get tubed and leave your friends in the dust while they do another load of laundry… you may want to try a short board. Some are even moving to short boards that are wider and thicker. A perfect choice for most of New England conditions.