The fishboard got its name from its shape. If you look at a fishboard from above, it looks the same as the view of a thick fish.
The fishboard has fewer rockers and much more volume than a shortboard. The fishboard's usual V or Swallow tail gives the short board more smoothness and control when surfing over a board edge in the curve.
If it has days with smaller waves, the handle to the fishboard is recommended, as it is easily angleitet by the large volume and still agile than a Malibu or Longboard.
Another type of fishboard is the retro fish. The Retro-Fish is a very short, wide and thick board with a round nose and a wide fish-tail.
Due to the large volume of these boards allow maximum wave yield, even on days with small waves. Unfortunately, they are heavier than shortboards, but more revving than a longboard and therefore a good center for deciding on a shorter board, which offers relaxed driving pleasure.
With a retro fish, you can either maneuver or glide down the shaft down- the-line.
Despite these features, retro fishboards are not beginner boards. With their small "length" of 5'8 "to 6'2", they are not very easy to paddle and handle differently than normal surfboards due to the flat rocker line in the take-off.