A great all all rounder! Good for beginners and experienced surfers alike.
Catch Surf Log Review (7’0″)
Reviewed by: Mick
Dimensions: 7’0” x 22.0” x 3.125” (72L volume)
Fins: Catch Surf’s High Performance Removable Fin System.
What we like: High quality and durable, makes small days super fun and increases your wave count. Will muscle through chop and bumps and catch basically anything. A must have for anyone’s quiver.
What we don’t: Not much!
What does Catch Surf say about the Odysea Log?
“About as light as a Wavestorm. But the tighter profile and lower volume makes it feel like a higher performance INT log or a funboard from Softech. Good outline, just the rails stick out a bit. While the 7ft Catch Surf Odysea barely qualifies as a log, the 8 & 9ft versions have more glide and behave like muted longboards.”
What does Mick Say?
“About as light as a Wavestorm. But the tighter profile and lower volume makes it feel like a higher performance INT log or a funboard from Softech. Good outline, just the rails stick out a bit. While the 7ft Odysea barely qualifies as a log, the 8 & 9ft versions have more glide and behave like muted longboards.”
- Good durability, and the Foam soft top and slick bottom are durable as always.
- Rocker is low.
- Rails are D-shaped and make the board ride high in the water but also bog down in white water.
- Fins are standard catch surf fair.
What do you like about the Catch Surf Log?
Excellent durability, colors, and construction. Foam is plush and grippy. People can learn on it pretty fast and are able to get across the face of the wave with decent speed.
What don’t you like about it?
Shape doesn’t really fit the style of a log, more like a mid-length for beginners. A bit too light to surf it like a longboard and too long to throw around like a short board.
Experience in the Surf
I have surfed in pitchy summer waves as well as small choppy winter swell. Board can paddle well through uneven waves, but the stability and fat rails hinder the performance from being stand out.
What kind of waves is the board suited to?
Best for 3-5ft waves that are a bit soft and rolling. Can take off well on steeper waves, but turning is difficult as is performing a clean bottom turn. Not meant for hollow waves, but likes crumbly point breaks.
What kind of surfer is this board best for?
Good for beginners who want a lightweight and easy board to play around with and not take surfing to seriously.
Does it compare to any other boards (Soft tops or regular) that you have ridden?
About as light as a wavestorm but the tighter profile and lower volume makes it feel like a higher performance INT log or a funboard from Softech. Good outline, just the rails stick out a bit. While the 7ft Odysea barely qualifies as a log, the 8 & 9ft versions have more glide and behave like muted longboards.
Wrapping it up….
For Catch Surf Log, I would give this a 9 out of 10!
The board is great all around, but could use more drive. Thinner rails and a double concave could improve it.
What are others saying about the Catch Surf Odysea Log 7’0″
“I absolutely love my 7′ log! As a beginner I was worried to downsize from an 8′ to a 7′ but this board has a ton of volume, is fairly stable, and the rails are great to begin learning how to turn. Love love this board!”
“My 10 year old son is loving his new board. Perfect for learning!”
“I bought an 8’0 log and I can say it’s the most fun I’ve had surfing on any board. The construction is great and feels very durable. I would recommend this board for beginners or advanced riders. I have used it in 4-6’ & 2-3’ surf and different tides. I love the color scheme as well. The tide mornings are always changing and the board is versatile enough to handle it”
“Super fun starter board. My kids and I fight over who gets to use it every time we hit the surf.”
“Awesome board. Paddles well. Fast. Sturdy platform for beginners. What’s not to love?”
“Fun all around board, sweet speed down the line and turns great. Much better than expected”
“The log is a must in everyone’s quiver. The board paddles good, catches waves effortlessly, and can take a pounding. The board rides as expected and takes some getting use to when doing nice arcing turns, but performs like it should. The log is My go to for heavy shore pound, soft rolling insiders, running reforms, and close out barrels.”
“Tons of fun on the 7-0 Log foamie….would recommend. Ive owned several catch surf boards and the hold up well for many years.” “Been a few years since I have been in the water. This thing has been so fun to ride and it has made the transition so easy. Plus, the Hot Pink is a show stopper and I get compliments every time I take it out!!” “Ordered my 7’0 LOG online 3 months ago. I had never surfed before and it has been a great board to learn on. It has taken me from getting comfortable in the whitewater all the way to catching unbroken waves and turning up the beach to ride them down the line. Even when I feel like I want to move to a more advanced board to progress my surfing, I will absolutely still be holding on to this one because it is so much fun to ride!” “This is my go to board for most surfing. It’s size makes it easy to paddle and catch waves on, and once you pop up, this board acts as a proper log should. Very fun and very well built.”
We hope you enjoyed our Catch Surf Log Review. If you’ve got Catch Surf Odysea Log yourself and have any comments to add we’d love you to hear your feedback below!