It's all in the name. These boards will work in a variety of conditions and are a great transition for those moving down from bigger beginner boards. In other words, they give you the scope to start having a lot a fun in different types of waves. Their reduced size means they are more manoeuvrable than mini-mals and longboards. But they are still stable, paddle easy and will let you catch lots of waves. They are perfect for building up your skills to move on to shortboards. Or if you're more experienced, they're ideal for an easy day cruising on some less demanding waves.