The ideal vehicles for learning to surf on but reliably good fun for surfers of all levels, foam surfboards (sometimes also known as softboards, softies, foamies or soft-top surfboards) generally feature a soft layer of foam on the deck and a high-density plastic "slick" bottom. The foam core resembles that of a conventional hard-shell surfboard, but the softer exterior is far more forgiving (and far lower-maintenance) than a fibreglass laminate. Softboards are hard-wearing, stable, highly buoyant (and thus easier to catch waves on), and considerably less likely to cause an injury than their hard-shell equivalents. Simply put, they are a great way of getting a user-friendly introduction to surfing at a lower cost. Increasingly, foam surfboards are celebrated by more experienced surfers as a "fun" or low-stress option in small to medium-sized waves, hence the advent of the "performance softboard". We have a great range of softboards in loads of different sizes, from small 4" through to longer styles over 8". Check out our great range of foam surfboards for sale below.