They go by foamie surboards and soft top surfboards. Whatever you want to call it, they are a ton of fun in the water.
Foamie Surfboards - Reviews and More!
Here are a few good reasons to add a foamie surfboard to your surfboard quiver.
Care to know why so many beginner surfers are buying a soft top for their first surfboard? Want to know what the differences are between a soft top and hard top board? Read on young grom ...
New surfers will be able to learn to surf faster, easier and better on a foamie surfboard.
Why? Because foamies have more float and therefore you can catch more waves than on a fiberglass or epoxy board.
Foamies are also more forgiving to surf than a hard top (aka, a fiberglass and polyurethane foam, or epoxy board). With all that float, new surfers don't tend to dig a rail and wipeout when trying to turn on a wave, and the float allows you to travel farther and faster in the flats which gives you more time to learn basic balancing skills.
Experience surfers can always use another board. It's a fact. If we have room in the garage, on the surf rack, under the deck, or on the wall, there is a good chance we can imagine a surfboard in that place.
Foamies are a great addition to existing quiver of experienced surfers for a few good reasons.
Everything you wanted to know about Foamies!
Yes! Well, mostly yes. That is why we review the foamie surfboards on this site. Some soft tops have better quality, others are better suited to the novice while others are better for the experiences surfer. All in all, yes, foamies make surfing fun for everyone.
Yes! Get the right foamie for you and you will be on your way to surfing nirvana, like the North Shore of Hawaii, but more like your local break where it is 2 -3 feet.
This is a trick question as it depends on the foamie we are talking about. Foamies generally have a mix of foam and resin and sometimes a stringer. This make up gives the surfboard both float and firmness, making foamies a fun board to surf.
We think we covered this above pretty well above. The only think we will add is that a foamie hurts much less when you get hit in the head with it. How often does that happen, you ask? Not often, but when it does you tend to notice it. Foamies make you notice it less compared to hard top surfboards.
Not all foamies need waxing as per the surfboard manufacturers. Still, a bar of wax can go a long way. We recommend waxing foamies.
There was a time when you could only get a big soft top that barely turned. Those days are over. You can now get a foamie surfboard in the following shapes:
You read enough for one day. Go surf.