Longboards are the original and very first variety of board used in surfing. Longboarding has a fluid style that is usually used in more laid back and relaxed settings. Longboards are also excellent learning boards because of their extensive length, large rounded noses and wide stability. Its advantage is its substantial buoyancy and planing surface, which enables most surfers using it to ride waves generally deemed too small to propel most other crafts. Longboards are universally common among both beginners and skilled surfers alike.