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how to draw a surfboard step by step

How To Draw A Surfboard Step By Step

Summer time always makes me excited. It reminds of the fun days to be had at the beach and of exciting moments to be had playing in the water. 

And for some reason, I always love to plan and create a bucket list but one which has a drawing for each thing I would like to do.

One of those items on the list is learning how to surf but I also wanted to create my own personal custom surfboard design.

Which got me to creating this surfboard drawing. 

Luckily for you, I’ve created a step by step process of how to draw a surfboard from start to finish with a custom design on it so that you too can draw one for yourself.


Surfboard drawing reference

In case you need an idea of how to go about drawing a surfboard, I have included this reference which you can use to figure out how you want your skate board to look.

As we can see from this picture, a surfboard has quite a long body but majority of them are more pointed at the top and rounded at the bottom.

You will also find designs where the surfboard is more straight towards the end or funky designs like the green one with a tail.

If you would like to customise your drawing, feel free to change anything at the end.

Steps For Drawing A Surfboard

Step 1

Step 1

Begin your sketch by drawing an upside down V shape like this. You can make it more curved rather than a straight V.

Step 2

Step 2

Extend those lines coming down but be sure to make them more curved outwards and narrow the lines the further they go down.

Step 3

How To Draw A Surfboard Step 3

Join these two lines together by drawing a horizontal line as I have done here. The basic shape of a surfboard drawing is now complete.

Step 4

How To Draw A Surfboard Step 4

Now comes the fun part. Designing and customising your surfboard drawing.

You can choose to leave it plain if you want but to make this drawing more interesting, I added a cool wave design.

To follow my drawing, you will want to draw wavy lines to create the waves. Then draw two lines that curve across the board. Repeat this step to draw the second set.

Step 5

How To Draw A Surfboard Step 5

Once you have colored in your drawing, it should look something like this. I had decided to color my surfboard in a bright orange shade and blue waves but you can choose whatever you like.


I had a lot of fun drawing this surfboard and creating this step by step tutorial on how to draw a surfboard for you. But I think the best part about this drawing is getting to customise the board.

You can choose any way to do so and add any pattern that you feel will look awesome. You can even write words or letters, draw flowers, or take it one step further and draw an entire landscape if you want.

Drawings like these are a great chance to let your immagination run wild and just enjoy the feeling of been creative.

If you want to see more tutorials like these, here are a few best ones I highly recommend you try:

How To Draw A Turtle In Just A Few Easy Steps

How To Draw A Seahorse From Start To Finish

How To Draw A Starfish (Best Drawing Tutorial)

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