Catch Surf has a ton of boards variations they offer in their Beater surfboard line. We are going to break it down so you can make an easier decision.
Whether you're a seasoned or beginner surfer. In fact, Catch Surf's first surfboard produced is are actually The Beater. It has a water-resistant cores, dual wood stringers that runs verticle in the foam that give the board extra support, and high-density bottoms which make these boards stiff, durable and fun to surf. If fun is your surfing goal, Catch Surf is a good place to start.
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For the beginner surfer: Be sure to get one of the bigger Beaters that has fins. The pop-through fins will work for your first season. Also, get leash. You want to catch as many waves as you can, not swim for your board every time you fall.
For the experienced surfer: Get a board that is going to float you well. You can go much smaller with these softboards because, well, they are softboards and they float great. Go for one of the Pro models that have the hi-performance fin system. This system will mimic your fiberglass board more closely than one of the Beaters with the pop-through fins systems. The extra money spend will be worth it.
We don't see a need to consider any of the finless boards when you can just take out the fins of one of the Pro models if you want to do 360s when you surf. The only exception is if you want to treat your Beater like a skim board. If that is the case, consider a finless Beater as dragging the fin box into the sand will most likely damage the fin box at some point down the line.
All of the Original PRO models come with the hi-performance fin system and 4” Beater PRO model Keel fins. These are the standard fins. If you really want to push your surfing on a Beater buy the ULTRA Hi-Perf Tri Fin set or Quad Fin set.
There looks like there is a lot to choose from among the Beater Board variations, and there is but we can simplify it a bit. The bigger the board buy, the more you are going to pay. The better the fins and the fin system, the more you will pay. Our recommendation ist to go for one of the pro models, up grade the fins and hit the water.
Here is a general breakdown of all of Catch Surf's Beat Boards