A Longboard or aka.log is three feet over a rider’s height. Great for learning, easy to catch a wave, better in softer mushier waves noseriding and cross stepping. A log is wider and glassed heavier with lower rocker. Typically for nose riding. And very challenging to master. Some longboards are Hi-performance which means thinner, lighter in weight and always more nose and tail rocker. These last characteristics are suited for hollower beach break and bigger conditions and easier turning. What is between is what I call soul performance. Easy to turn , catch a wave and cross step to the nose.