You might have heard that volume and rocker are the 2 most important things in a surfboard.
The Whiplash has a lot of rocker. Rocker slows down your surfboard as it moves across the water. But it’s necessary to have rocker if you want to fit in the wave and arcing turns.
It’s not very wide, which makes it more responsive and easier to get from rail to rail. The rails don’t have a lot of volume, so it’s easier to sink the rail and really dig into your turns.
Take a look at Taj Burrow going nuts on his Whiplash:
The Whiplash is generally good for punchy waves with juice, in the 2-8ft range.