How to draw surfboard with sail

How To Draw A Surfboard With Sail | An Easy Drawing Tutorial

Today we will go surfing in the water. We brought you another exciting drawing.

An extended platform used for surfing is called a surfboard. Although they are relatively light, surfboards are sturdy enough to hold a person standing on them as they ride an ocean wave. They were created in prehistoric Hawaii and were called papa he’e nalu in Hawaiian. They were frequently over 460 cm (15 ft.) long and quite heavy and were frequently built of wood from nearby trees like koa. Some surfboards have a sail for windsurfing that we are going to draw today.

What you will need

  • A pencil
  • An eraser
  • A sheet of paper
  • Coloring kit
  • Ruler
  • 30 minutes

How To Draw a surfboard with a sail

We will dive deep into the world of drawing and explore the sea surface together. All you have to do is follow each step carefully. By doing that, you will have an amazing sailing within a few minutes.

How to draw a surfboard with sail
Our Process

Step 1: Draw the surfboard’s main body

The conventional surfboard has a polyurethane (PU) foam core and is coated with fiberglass and polyester resin. The main body is the board.

To make the main body or the base of our drawing, we will draw two parallel lines that will be lying horizontally in the middle of the lower part of your paper. These parallel lines should little curved upwards to give a realistic look.

How to draw Main body of a surfboard with sail
The main body of the Surfboard

This was an easy step, and the following steps are even easier.

Step 2: Draw the sail stand

The surfboard we are drawing comes with a sail so that a person can sail with the wind on a surfboard. Do you guys know that the sport of windsurfing, which combines sailing and surfing, is thought to have been invented by Newman Darby in 1948?

The sail present on a surfboard helps it to move with the wind when there are no waves. To draw the sail, make two vertical parallel lines that are slanted towards the right. 

How to draw sail stand of a surfboard with sail
Sail Stand

Step 3: Draw the sail holder

The surfboard with a sail is also known as a windsurfing board

To make the sail holder the of the sail stand, draw three consecutive pairs of horizontal parallel lines on the right side of the sail stand. These horizontal lines are a little bent in a downward direction, as shown in the above figure. This is for the frame of our sail. We are 50% done with our sketch, and the remaining process is as easy as these steps.

How to draw a surfboard with sail
Sailholder of Surfboard

Step 4: Draw the sail

Dacron, Mylar, and Monofilm are the three materials that can be used to make windsurfing sails. Lightweight yet prone to stretching out of form is Dacron. Dacron coated with Mylar. Better at maintaining shape than Dacron but is prone to delamination over time.

To make the sail of our surfboard, we will draw some angled lines, as shown in the image. The sail shape will be like a trapezoid in a vertical position.

How to draw  sail of a surfboard with sail
Sail of the Surfboard

The sail is ready, and we’re near completion. Yay!

Step 5: Draw the holding ring

A sailboard also has a holding ring for the person to hold while surfing. They can also use it to change the direction of the surfboard. It is a very important part of the surf, so we are not going to miss it in our drawing.

How to draw holding ring of a surfboard with sail
Holding Ring of the Surfboard

To make the holding ring, draw a loop or a ring around the sail of the surfboard. This will also be drawn with a pair of horizontal lines.

Step 6: The surfboard with a sail is ready

Congratulations, talented artists! The surfboard is all set to sail with the wind. You did a wonderful job. We’re certain you followed each step and made your surfboard with a sail. To make the drawing more prominent, we’ll outline it using a marker. After outlining, we’ll erase the pencil marks for a better look.

How to draw a surfboard with sail
Surfboard is ready

Hey, wait! The real fun is about to begin. We are about to upgrade our drawing and make it look more realistic. Are you ready to unfold your imagination and creativity to make your drawing professional? 

Taking your Surfboard with sail drawing to the next level 

There is no limit to your imagination. Once you use it effectively, you can achieve anything. Similarly, by using your creativity, you can make your drawing advanced. Let your thoughts run wild and create something really awesome for your drawing.

Doing this will make you feel more confident and willing to draw more things. This section is all about creativity and experiments. We’ll add different things to our drawing. 

Grab your stationary and let the magic begin.

Adding background to your drawing 

A drawing’s background is essential for creating context, depth, atmosphere, and narrative. It enhances the composition, supports the subject, and adds to the artwork’s overall impact and significance. Everyone has a story to tell. It can be narrated through words or even pictures. You can narrate your story by adding a background to your drawing. Having a background gives a whole new look to a drawing. It enhances the details and gives a perspective.

How to draw a surfboard with sail
Adding Background

You can add water beneath the surfboard as it is used in water. A bright blue sky with a shining sun can never go wrong with the background of our drawing. This is just an idea about background; you can also add a background of your choice. 

As we draw the background, we will ensure it doesn’t overlap our surfboard. If you notice any line overlapping our camper, erase it carefully. 

Adding colors to your drawing 

Using color in a drawing is crucial because it may provoke feelings, convey meaning, and create an atmosphere. They give the artwork new life, turning flat lines into lively, dynamic compositions. The color scheme you choose might influence how you feel. Warm colors may give off a cozy vibe, while chilly colors may inspire serenity or sorrow. Furthermore, colors help define form and depth, enabling things to advance or retreat visibly. They create harmony or contrast, which draws the viewer’s eye and affects the overall visual impression.

Let’s add some life to our surfboard and the background a life by playing with our creativity in colors. There is no hard and fast rule for coloring; you can color whatever that suits your mood and personality. But the few things will be colored as they are in real life. Like water should be a shade of blue. You can choose vibrant colors for the surfboard to enhance your drawing.

How to draw a surfboard with sail
Adding Colors

It is a fun way to explore your artistic nature. Every color adds a new layer of magic to your drawing. It’s a whole new world. So grab your crayons, marker colors, poster paints, or anything you choose, and let the colorful magic begin. You can add any color of your choice, but be realistic. 

P.S. Bonus Tips

Our drawing is completed, and we’re sure you enjoyed it as much as we did. As mentioned earlier, there’s no limit to one’s creativity. The drawing can be upgraded in any way. We added background and colors, but there’s more you can do. 

You can some patterns on the surfboard as some people do in real life. You can make a symbol on the sail of the surf or draw your country’s flag. You can make a scene of a windsurfing race with some other surfboards with a sail present in the background. 

To make the scenery more beautiful, you can also make a night sky with lots of twinkling stars. You can also make a person hold tight on the holding ring and surfing with the wind.

These are just a few ideas for ideas. Don’t limit yourself to these ideas only. Use your creativity and give your drawing a new look. You can use your imagination in this part to be creative.


That’s it! Our drawing is completely ready now. It was a fun and easy process. We’re sure that you followed each step without skipping and made an amazing drawing. This guide explained each step in the easiest way. We started by making the surfboard main body then we drew the sail stand, sail holder, sail, and holding ring.

Remember, drawing is a fun way to unleash our potential. It should always be fun drawing different things. If you don’t get the desired results on the first attempt, no worries, go for it again. Giving up is never an option. Practice over and over again until you ace it.

How to draw surfboard with sail

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