Egg model from Lightning Bolt is a type of funboard: a mix between a long board and a short board. Eggs get their name from their rounded, egg shaped nose and their short, almost stubby size. While it is not quite as round as an actual egg, its ovular shape gives it a distinct look. The characteristic shape and size of an egg surfboard has a few great benefits: High Surface Area - Because of their shape and length, egg boards have a lot of surface area. The high surface area makes it easier for beginners to stand up on the board. Thickness and Width - Having a board that is wide and thick gives the surfer the ability to paddle and stay afloat more easily. The added buoyancy will allow you to balance easier and is great for surfing smaller waves. Soft, Rounded Rails - The rails, or the edges, of an egg funboard are softer and more rounded than other boards, which tend to be more forgiving for a beginner learning the ropes. Length - Egg surfboards are on the medium end of the length scale usually ranging from 6-8.5 feet. This makes it a great choice for the longboarder looking for a little more manoeuverability. Authenticity brand hologram.