longwhitecloud wrote:surfboard with a flatter rocker will. Riding a door is like riding an aircraft carrier and has about the same movement capabilites - a surfboard however rules in every way!
Hmmm, actually, I ought to disagree with that, my versions of the door have always been kept within the 140x40 boundaries without ever feeling the need to go any bigger/wider despite being a full size guy at 85kg. Because of that, and being finless, they are very nimble and actually really fun in the surf as long as it's not huge and not too choppy. It feels like a snowboard / skate and the rail to rail transitions feel just like that. It can be super loose/slidey if you want it to, and really grippy when you dig the rail in. It takes a bit of practice as the drive in the turn is a bit different from your everyday board, but once you have it sorted and commit to the turn, it's a lot of fun. Having the greatest upwind capabilities also means that you get to surf substantially much more waves compared to any other board. (well, unless you consider using a raceboard in the waves
A surfboard is in a totally different league, more oriented to proper surfing, and I'd choose one over the other just depending on the spot. Wind angle, quality of waves, shallowness of the shoreline...
Bottom line: you need both, as each one deserves to be part of your weaponry!
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