Frequently Asked Questions About Longboarding (FAQ)

Longboard Sport is a sport that American surfers started in the 1950s when they could not find waves, so they could surf on land. They produced the first longboards by attaching the trucks and wheels of Quad skates under the surfboards. It would not be wrong to think of longboard sport in the logic of wave surfing because we can see Longboard movements such as Cross Step and Hang Ten in surfing. Based on this information, we can define Longboard as surfing on land.

There are 5 generally accepted styles in longboard sport.

1. Style (Downhill / Freeride) - Video

2.Style (Dance) - Video

3. Style ( Freestyle ) – Video

4. Style ( Cruiser ) – Video

5. Style ( Slalom,  Pumping, Carve ) – Video

Turk Longboard aims to be one of the leading longboard communities around the world and to spread the culture of longboarding by giving sposorships and organizing activities for people of all ages. Anyone who doesn’t know how to longboard but wants to know more about longboarding can join these activities. Every organization that is organized by Turk Longboard is free to join. Sometimes an organization’s food, transportation fees are covered by Turk Longboard.

By becoming a member of the Turk Longboard Community, you can learn about the events via e-mail or text message. You can provide instant communication in our chat groups.

There is no age restriction for joining Turk Longboard’s activities because anyone from any age can do this sport.

You can join our community from Turk Longboard’s website homepage. Our representatives will examine your application; the final result will be announced in 24-48 hours from application time via short message or mail.

Turk Longboard’s Board of Directors is made up by 11 people. During projects or when a new decision is being made, everyone’s vote is counted equal. Our city representatives select the Board of Directors once in every 3 years. In order to be a candidate for The Board of Directors you must first become a city representative or be one of the founder members.

Their aim is to spread our community to the cities they are located in, and to convey the sponsorships to the ones sponsored located in that city. They must organize events respectively to their city and should be a good example of our community. They must also get in contact with people who want to be a part of our community. The application of a person to be a representative is examined by our pre-existing representatives.