Great all around board that won’t disappoint.
Boardworks Froth Surfboard Funboard Review (7’0″)
Reviewed by: Mick
Dimensions: 7’0” x 32.0” x 3 1/8” (56L volume)
What we like: The durable yet lightweight construction makes it super user-friendly and fun soft top surfboard. Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) design combines fiberglass with polymer. Thus, creating a durable fin with the best flex than the standard nylon plastic fins.
What we don’t: Not much!
What does Boardworks say about the Froth Funboard?
“Froth Funboards has the design to catch multiple waves so surfers can have a good time! These wave catching surfboards are a super stable platform for both beginners and expert surfers. The boards cover the full gamut and cater to all sizes and shapes. The soft EVA outer skin of the board wraps an entirely glassed Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam core. Thus, promoting optimal performance to a soft top of the board”
What does Mick Say about the Boardworks Froth Soft Top Surfboard?
“Foam is perfect combination of durability and softness without taking on water. Epoxy core is rigid with a tiny bit of spring to it. “
- Rocker is medium but not so much that you have to work when paddling and not so little that you cant make steep drops.
- Fins are a bit flimsy but Futures fin boxes save the day.
- Rails are thicker than usual, but great for a epoxy-foam hybrid.
- The foam used is dense but yielding and construction is second to none for the price.
What do you like about Boardworks Froth Funboard?
Light weight, durable construction and shortboard performance in a funboard size. Maybe I got lucky, but the stability, paddle power and take off on these Froth surfboards is excellent. The board was less than 4 kilos and as a result, turns and spray came easily.
What don’t you like about it?
Stock fins under performed compared to the rest of the board as well as the leash that broke quickly. Also the foam blocks on the nose and tail are very hard and develop seams from the rest of the board.
Impossible to duck dive unless standing on it with scuba gear.
Experience in the Surf
I have surfed the Boardworks Froth Surfboard in waves ranging from from summer mush to 7ft+ Blacks in San Diego. In anything under 2ft, treat this like a longboard as its easiest to cruse. Comes alive as a safe step-up in big surf if you can paddle out. Was very happy with the hold and projection after fins were replaced with Futures AM1. Steep waves and larger faces gave the room that the board needed.
What kind of waves is the board suited to?
Suited for chest to overhead waves that are a bit soft or crumbly. It can work in serious surf, but this is really meant to catch decent waves that slow down and get fat. Swamis and Cardiff in San Diego are the perfect kind of waves for this.
What kind of surfer is the Boardworks Froth Soft Top Surfboard best for?
Intermediate to advanced surfers will enjoy the glide as well as performance from a board that does not take its self to seriously. Maybe best for a shortboarder who is working on not muscling their main board so that technique can improve as this funboard slows the wave down a lot.
Does it compare to any other boards that you have ridden?
This is like a smaller and lighter Surftech softtop or a performance version of a Catch Surf Lost crowd killer. No comparison to epoxy/fiberglass funboards but this paddles like a longboard, just without the smooth glide.
Wrapping it up….
For the Boardworks Froth Surfboard 7’0, I would give this a 10 out of 10!
Definitely not a shortboard due to the width, but its a great learning tool or something different to take it easy on the water. Might include bigger or stiffer fins but the board is perfect as is. Great all around board that won’t disappoint.
What are others saying about Boardworks Froth Funboard 7’0″
“Great bang for the buck! 7-0 perfect size and shape for my son to start learning. Well made, expecting to use for a long time. Shipping was fast. Less than a week to receive.”
“Thumbs up! 7’ soft funboard. My 13 year old is suddenly progressing much faster, catching waves easier, more maneuverable than the cheap mass market sponge boards.
We hope you enjoyed our Boardworks Froth Soft Top Surfboard Review. If you’ve got Froth Funboards yourself and have any comments to add we’d love you to hear your feedback below!
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