The first thing we need to acknowledge is that everyone can become an accomplished surfer – the tall and fat man, the short and skinny woman, the weak and unfit boy, and the athletic girl. The same rule applies to age. Anyone – young and old – is ready to take on surfing. Because it’s all in the mind and surfing is not an impossible mission. So, is there an ideal body type for surfing? The answer is tricky because it can lead to a controversial analysis that discourages people from learning to surf.