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Softboards - Foamie Surfboards & Foamboards buy online

Our online surf shop offers a large selection of high-quality softboards (also called foamies or foamboards) for sale. Softboards are becoming increasingly popular, especially among beginners in the sport of surfing. With their soft foam core and extra volume, they are extremely user-friendly and offer a variety of advantages. 

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

You can find all the important information about buying a softboard in our FAQs and our big surfboard guide.

A foamboard, also known as a foamie or softboard, is a surfboard that is mainly made of foam. In contrast to conventional surfboards, which are often made of fibreglass or wood, a foamboard consists of a core of foamed polystyrene surrounded by a soft foam layer. This construction makes the foamboard particularly light, soft and safe for surfers, especially beginners.

Foamboards are usually very stable and offer plenty of buoyancy, making them ideal for beginners who are still developing their balance and learning the basics of surfing. They are also available in different sizes and shapes to suit the needs and preferences of surfers.

Because foamboards have a soft surface, they are less prone to injury when hitting the board or colliding with other surfers. For this reason, they are often used in surf schools and for teaching beginners. However, foamboards are not only suitable for beginners, but also for advanced surfers who are looking for a relaxed and fun surfing experience.

Buy your softboard online - choose this size!

The ideal size of a foamboard depends on various factors, such as height, weight and surfing level. Standard foamboards are between 6 and 9 feet long, 20 to 24 inches wide and 2.5 to 3.5 inches thick. Longer boards offer more stability, while shorter ones are more manoeuvrable. A wider width provides stability, while a narrower width improves manoeuvrability. The thickness influences the buoyancy and manoeuvrability. We will be happy to advise you further from Surfshop Germany. The length of a softboard should be about 50 cm longer than the surfer.

Intended use of the foamie:

The foamboard is ideal for beginners who want to gain their first experience of surfing. The stable platform and easy-to-handle design make it ideal for the learning phase. In addition, the foam board is also used by advanced surfers for fun and relaxed sessions in smaller waves.

What are the advantages of a softboard?

Advantages of the foamboard:

  • Easy to learn: The soft construction and stability make the foamboard perfect for surfing beginners.
  • Safety: The soft surface minimises the risk of injury, both for the surfer and for others in the water.
  • Versatility: Foamboards can be used in different conditions and offer fun and variety even for experienced surfers.

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