If I’m having a bit of a shocker I usually grab some kind of fun board and find my mates and that does the trick. Ethan Ewing, Top 44 surfer

The soft top is a good surf board. I watch some of the locals ride 7′ waves on them. You can also maneuver in the pocket and even ride the nose. Micky Don

These days a soft surfboard is an essential part of any quiver, especially for Summer! Long gone is the stigma that only kooks or beginners ride them. Lucy Rimmer

Due to modern technology, you can get all these benefits without sacrificing too much performance! 99% of the waves people ride on a surfboard are still rideable on a softboard. Lots of experienced riders now see riding softboard in serious waves as a new challenge! Mark Thorn

If you’re a beginner, they generally have a bit more volume making them paddle fast and extremely stable once your up. At this point , the more waves you catch the quicker you will improve! If you’re an experienced surfer, you can surf between the flags .It’ll also get you in the water when you normally wouldn’t bother! Overall, we also feel that riding a softboard is fun. You wont take yourself too seriously, or have a bad surf. Matt Charlton