It’s a good board all around. I’m happy with it. This is easy to paddle and get onto waves.
Bom Bora Softboard 8’0 Review
Reviewed by: William
Dimensions: 8’0 (other dims no known)
Fins: 3 Fin Configuration with 3 Fin (Thruster) Starter Complimentary Fin Set
What we like:
Catch waves easily and maintain stability as you learn to surf on these durable and safe softboards that are suitable for all ages. The range has been designed with forgiveness and progression in mind. For first timers this board is extremely stable and buoyant which will help you get to your feet with ease. Once you are progressing the EVA rails can be further refined to increase the boards’ performance out on the waves face.
What we don’t: Bit of challenge to carry but that goes with the size
What does Bom Bora say about the Bom Bora 8’0″ Softboard?
“Our Bom Bora softboard range offers the latest in surf technology and are unlike any other softboard on the market. The EVA rails can be shaped and refined, whilst the slick reinforced mesh bottom allows maximum speed and momentum when paddling and riding the wave. Combining these features with a double and triple stringer makes these softboards truly stand out from the crowd.”
What does William Say?
“The Bom Bora Softboard 8’0 is a good ball all round and I’m happy with it. The Bom Bora softboard is much better for me. “
Key Features of Bom Bora Softboard
- Beginner Board
- The board has Tri fin setup with starer fins
- It seems like it is constructed well.
What do you like about the Bom Bora Softboard 8’0?
This board is really buoyant and therefore easy to paddle. It’s wide and as I result I feel that it’s easy to get onto waves.
What don’t you like about it?
The surface feels a bit rough, as a beginner and older surfer I drag my feet getting up, so the rougher soft top grazed the top of my feet really badly. I also had grazes on the insides of my arms from paddling and my arms scraping the rails. The board is fairly wide and heavy.
Experience in the Surf
I surf the board in one to three foot waves. No problems getting into waves and surfing at the beginner level. A little hard to control but I think that comes down to my lack of ability as a surfer.
What kind of waves is the board suited to?
I think this board would be most suitable to beginner waves, it doesn’t seem that easy to turn.
What kind of surfer is this board best for?
This board would suit beginner or someone getting back into surfing at an older age.
Does it compare to any other boards (Soft tops or regular) that you have ridden?
I haven’t surfed many other boards except for a 9 foot Malibu. The Bom Bora board is much better for me, the Mal was hard to catch waves and get to my feet.
Wrapping it up….
For Bom Bora Softboard, I would give this a 7 out of 10!
It’s a good board all round I’m happy with it. It could be less wide so it’s easier to carry or maybe the addition of a hand hold feature, and the surface feels rough and grazes on your skin if you are dragging your feet or your arms rub the sides of board when paddling.
As far as we know the Bom Bora Softboards are only available in Australia and New Zealand via Surfboard Warehouse or the Bomborasoftboards.com website.
What are others saying about the Bom Bora Softboards”
“Its under $300! What more can you say… totally worth it! Stiffer and more responsive that I thought it would be!”
“Got a bom bora softboard in a 5’7 for under $200 and it’s basically the same shape as others selling for $500. The board is so much fun its super corky and paddles like a longboard but the little nugget shape allows for snappy little turns and changes the way you will surf mushy surf. It came with a set of fcs thruster fins which was a huge plus and allowed me to install my set of glass fins in. I would highly recommend this board without a doubt.”
If you’ve got a Bom Bora Softboard 8’0 or any other size yourself and have any comments and feedback to add we’d love you to hear your feedback below!
Check out our best of Soft Top Longboards guide here.
We’ve also received a review for the Bom Bora 5’7 – which you can check out here.