Fish surfboards became popular back in the seventies as the world of surfing transitioned from 1 center fin to the world of more-than-one. The fish in today’s terms could have 2, 3, or 4 fins. The Lightning Bolt Quad Fish comes with a Quad fin setup to be more versatile. Packing more foam than usual, into a shorter board, translates to more buoyancy, ease of catching waves, and shorter boards can turn tighter in the pocket. Quad Fish is also highly capable at catching waves in small wave situations because of the wide template at the tail. There's more planing surface to keep you afloat. A wide tail also provides great drive down line, which is very important when the waves are small. Because of this unique combination the Quad Fish makes an incredible transition surfboard for those wanting to transition from a longboard to a shorter surfboard. Authenticity brand hologram.