Alternative surfboards are a mixture of modern and retro style surfboards that have been created to accommodate individual styles of surfing, as well as the many types of wave shapes and conditions. Not everyone surfs the same and not every surfer has to ride a "standard" shape of surfboard. The new curvier shapes have opened up the doors to a whole new world of surfing for individuals that want to express themselves through their surfing. These new wider surfboards are becoming extremely popular all around the world, changing the sport of surfing and giving a new dimension to the surfing experience. The addition of multi-fin configurations makes for a totally different way of riding waves and opens up new possibilities in how one approaches a particular type of wave.