Most surfboards have some foam in their makeup, but usually when we hear foam boards, it's synonymous with a softboard. Our softboards have a foam core, or they are hollow plastic with solid foam, which is why they are also called foam boards and these boards are great for grommets (kids) and surfing beginners. Foam boards are usually longboards, because longboards are easier to balance on and have more stability for new learners. Foam boards are also great for beginners and grommets because when you're learning how to surf, you will usually get hit by your own board a few times, and foam boards cause less injury than a fiberglass or resin board.
The foam boards here at Buyboardz are usually 9-10 feet in length, making them longboards as opposed to shortboards, which are 6-8 feet long. Why do we make our foam boards longboards? Because the longboard style is easier for new surfers to learn with. The foam longboard is also wide, giving it more stability for beginners. With its width and length, the foam board provides more buoyancy and stability, and is ideal for those just getting their surfing legs.
Our foam boards have a soft top and slick bottom, and some of our foam boards have rubber fins (skegs), which help you hold onto that wave. The foam boards also cause less injury to beginners and kids, because of the softer material and rubber fins. Most non-soft surfboards have fiberglass or resin skegs, but the rubber skegs are safer for new surfers. Nothing is less fun than trying to learn a new sport and getting so bumped and bruised that you feel totally beat up. Our foam boards make learning how to surf much more fun and less painful!
If you want to learn how to surf, or you have little grommets at home who do, consider getting your foam board or softboard here at Buyboardz. Our long and wide foam boards are ideal for new surfers, because they provide maximum buoyancy and stability so that you can catch that wave. They are also great for their low risk of injury to newbies who need to get the basics of surfing down. Get your foam surfboard today and get in the water!