Starboard Freeride AST

Best for Versatility

Available size: 12'2"

At 30 inches wide, this board is extremely smooth during daily paddles, and it has a tapered channel in the bottom that makes it lively enough to use in a weekend race as well. What's more, it's extra stable thanks to a wide, concave nose that splits water and slices through chop with ease. It's simply confident and capable under all conditions. [$2,035; starboardsup.com]