Are soft top surfboards worth it?

Are soft top surfboards worth it?

As far as pros and cons, soft surfboards are generally much safer for the beginner surfer. With rounded, soft rails and more forgiving fins, it’s harder for somebody that’s just learning to surf to hurt themselves if they’re riding a soft board. The boards are also extremely durable.

Is a soft top surfboard good for beginners?

Soft top surfboards are the typical starting point for most beginners and in many opinions, including ours – there is no better option! Here at Get Foamie it’s no secret that we’re big fans of softies; for first time learners, intermediate stage and experienced surfers alike.

How long do soft top boards last?

If you plan on surfing regularly, you will most likely outgrow a soft board rather quickly, typically within 20 sessions in the water.

Do you have to wax a soft top surfboard?

You shouldn’t need to wax a soft board, especially if they are new. I’d recommend using it first without wax and seeing how you get on, as most foamies have some sort of grip to them, and wearing boots can be enough of a help.

Are soft tops easier to paddle?

The wider surface area of soft tops also helps with overall balance, making it easier for you to learn and practice your paddling skills.

Do you wax a soft surfboard?

So, to the main question: Do I have to wax my soft top surfboard? The answer is YES. Surf brands have experimented with applying grippier top layers to foam boards but we’re not quite there yet. Most soft top boards appear rubbery but when wet they get slippery.

Is a Wavestorm a good board?

The Wavestorm is the ideal surfboard for beginners or anyone who wants to learn how to surf. It is an inexpensive soft-top surfboard that is easy to learn on while reducing the risk of injury. Even if you are a more experienced surfer, it is a good board to own if you ever want to teach someone how to surf.

Can you put a traction pad on a soft top surfboard?

While you can certainly get by with using only wax to maintain your grip on a soft top surfboard, having a traction pad provides so many benefits, particularly on high performance boards which require more frequent turning off the back foot. Traction pads make surfing easier and more enjoyable.

What makes a good soft top surfboard?

Softboards are wider, thicker, and have more volume than a hard top surfboard, making it easier for anyone to catch even the smallest fat wave. Also, in case of a wipeout – and it happens all the time when you’re learning to surf – the board’s soft deck will not be as harmful as a standard polyurethane (PU) surfboard.

Why use a soft top surfboard?

Soft top foam surfboards are widely used in surf schools across the world, in particular the Storm Blade SSR. That’s because they are specifically shaped to have lots of volume and stability so you can catch lots of waves and remain more stable when trying to stand up.

How long should a beginner surf board be?

Beginner surfers should get a longboard surfboard that is 9’4” long and around 23 inches wide. Experienced surfers transitioning from a shortboard should ride longboards that are at least 9’6” long and 22 inches wide.

How do you clean a soft top surfboard?

How to clean your board

  1. Place the board in direct sunlight. The most important first step of cleaning a board is to make sure that any old residual wax on the board is properly removed.
  2. Create some Cuts.
  3. Apply warm water.
  4. Apply cleaning Solution.
  5. Oil your board.

Is Wavestorm a good beginner surfboard?

But since they are the most prominent, popular and widely used, especially by beginners, it’s important to understand why Wavestorms in particular are not ideal for learning on. The top reasons being: They are thinner. They are narrower.

Should I wax my Wavestorm?

The Wavestorm comes with three fins and a leash, all of which are easily attached. The deck is plenty grippy without wax, which is perfect for hot days at the beach. Speaking from experience, we can tell you that melted, sand-embedded wax is not rad.

How do you remove wax from a soft top surfboard?

With soft tops, you can remove was in the same way you would a fibreglass board:

  1. Leave the board in the sun for 10 minutes or so until the wax starts to get softer.
  2. Use the hard/scraper edge of a plastic wax comb (available at any surfshop or online) and gently scrape the old wax away.