Can you sup at the wave Bristol?

Can you sup at the wave Bristol?

Can you sup at the wave Bristol?

  • After the explosion in popularity of the wave Bristol surfer alike flocked to Bristol to get some guaranteed waves in perfect conditions but as a paddleboarder as well I asked the question can you use a sup at the wave Bristol. I wasn’t alone after checking out internet forums and getting a whole load of questions ourselves about the wave we headed over though the wave Bristol website and it stated that they currently only allow surfboards body boards and bodysurfing with hand planes at the moment.

  • So that’s a no then but there is a glimmer of hope for the future as they do state that there may be specialist events of slots in the future that Stand up paddler and kayakers alike can use the wave, but nothing in the regular season or the foreseeable future just yet. We still keeping our fingers crossed that they would let in stand up paddleboarders in to surf the wave so will keep you updated if that changes.

  • In the mean time if you wanted to get your wave pool up of a sup or a kayak the only place that currently lets you nab a few wave is the wave harden in surf Snowdonia because of the much bigger pool and different wave making technology I guess it’s a lot save to have a 10kg sup surfing down the break with less chance of you hitting someone.

  • One thing is for sure if the do let paddleboards in the surf Snowdonia I can only imagine the carnage of trying to take off in the smaller take of area I would guess they would limit it to about 5-6 paddle at any one time to limit the amount of collisions and keep the take of area free

For more information about the wave check out the full-length Vlog

Our top 3 surfboards for the wave Bristol

 

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First Surf At The Wave Bristol Review”

  • In November we took some of our team rider Joss to check out the wave garden Bristol and see what all the fuss was about. When we arrived at the wave Bristol, we were pleasantly surprised and the incredible facility they have made not just the surfing lake but the board shop fin test centre as well as the whole architecture of the building itself. As a surfer it really made you feel like you were among your own.
    When team rider joss first saw the wave, he couldn’t believe his eyes and frantically getting ready for his advanced session on the left-hander was looking at which board to use and would be best suited to the wave.
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1 -choice of surfboard

Joss opted for the predator in a 5’6 as we handed something with a little more float than his tradition higher performance board but could still deliver on the performance he wanted to achieve on the wave.

After surfing the lefthander for an hour and getting the full experience of the wave garden Bristol we asked joss to give us his thought on the wave and what he thought about it.

this is what joss had to say

“Insane such good fun perfect to practice to get better its ideal its easily accessible ideal for the flat days”
“It’s a little bit cold, definitely recommend boots and gloves as its way colder than the sea if you are surfing the winter”
“You got a left and a right, loads of sections on offer, what more can I say”
“Boards wise a little small wave board you can get a lot of speed on flick around and do the turns, something that goes fast”

Joss surfedf the 5’6 predator surfboard at the wave for the reasons stated above and for us it would be a great option for intermediate to advanced surfers looking to surf the wave 

The predator Is designed with the perfect balance of high-performance features and modern comfort. So it makes sense for a wave-like the wave garden Bristol. Its shorter, wider and thicker than most people’s average shortboard and Its got plenty of volume and width upfront under your chest which helps with paddling in and speed sown the wave. The shape is then pulled back into a more refined rounded pintail, giving the board a unique riding style and the performance of a lower volume surfboard.

You can see if the videos of joss that he has no problems catch the wave and creating instant speed part of that is to do with the higher volume up-front witch gives it that ease of use when paddling and pumping down the line, whilst the pulled in tail you can see makes that transiting in turns super smooth, fast and responsive allowing you to get tighter turns as the waves sections. 

how to catch more waves @ The wave bristol

For more information about the wave check out the full-length Vlog

Our top 3 surfboards for the wave Bristol

 
Hopefully, you found this blog helpful and will give you a good idea of what to expect at the wave in Bristol and give you a bit of a tactical advantage when it comes to catching more waves.
If you know any other ways to catch more waves at the wave Bristol feel free to message us in the comments box below

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5 top Tips to caTCH waves at “the wave bristol”

5 Top Tips To Catching More Waves

  • In 2019 were lucky enough to be some of the first to surf the wave Bristol which is the world first fully commercial wave garden using the cove technology. We travelled up to Bristol to check it out and were joined by our team riders dan Jeffery’s and joss brooks after getting to the wave and being blow away by seeing the first set come through, we couldn’t wait to get out there. Our team riders Dan and joss surfed the left-hander and Ben the co-owner of SBSboards surfed the rights, after their sessions we all sat daw talking about the wave and came up with our top 5 tips for catching more wave at the wave Bristol and how if you do some of these tips you will make the most of every wave available at the wave.

1 -Take A Higher Volume Surfboard

Whenever you look at a wave you want to look at the attributes of that wave and the features as well as the type of surfboard best suited to it because the wave is a relatively smaller wave with some flatter less powerful section, we would recommend having a little extra volume in your board for improved paddle power and driving down the line.

Having a few extra litres volume in your surfboard can also help when paddling in for the waves at the wave Bristol. You only have 2 attempts at catching the wave so if you’re not quite in the right position or miss time it, you might find yourself wasting your opportunity and having to catch a white wave in and miss your go for that set of the wave.

The extra buoyancy will help with paddling speed and allow the wave to pick you up a bit easier than a lower volume board. It will also help when on the wave as some sections are weaker and you either need to work the surfboard more to stay in the power zone or have a few litres extra to help get you through flatter and faster sections.

Also if you didn’t know salt water is different to freshwater in regards to buoyancy and how things float on that water if you have been to the wave and used your normal saltwater surfboard you might find you felt underpowered than you usually do in saltwater waves

Saltwater, if you didn’t know, is more buoyant than fresh water, the wave Bristol uses freshwater at its lagoon. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. The buoyancy is also factored by the temperature of the water as well as in the ocean salt density can be a factor.

For the scientific among you, you might know that One cubic foot of saltwater and freshwater do not weigh the same. The saltwater cubic sample would be 64.1 pounds while freshwater would be slightly less 62.4 pounds. Why? Because of the added weight of the extra salt.

The science states that water molecules bond with salt molecules and therefore when compared to freshwater saltwater has more molecules’ overall because there is more weight added to the water it becomes denser. The higher the density of the water the more your surfboard will float. An easy way to remember is to thing more salt the more buoyancy you are going to have. If you think about the salt levels that might help you chose a better option for surfing.

Famously the dead sea has about 20% more salt in it than the rest of the world so people can float very easily in it, the same thing with your surfboard more salt in the water will be pushing you back up to help you float. Were as in freshwater you don’t have any extra help

There is also the issue of the temperature of the water. Depending on when you go surf the wave may affect what type of surfboard and how many litres you ride at the wave, Bristol. If like us you headed to the wave on a winters day you no doubt going to be covered from head to toe in a wetsuit and that wetsuit might just help give you a bit more buoyancy but if you head to the wave Bristol in the summer you might be surfing in boardies or a bikini and that could affect your buoyancy of you on the surfboard quite a bit.

Coldwater and warm water have different Density!

What….. I know even more to think about but stay with me. The Densities of salted and unsalted water change depending not just on the content of salt but also temperature. In warmer climates the Water molecules speed up and spread out, meaning they occupy a larger area there for less dense. cold water is the exact opposite with water molecule’s occupying a smaller space so depending on the temperate and if you are wearing a wetsuit or not might mean you should adjust your surfboard dims

So what does that mean when I go surfing the wave?

Adjust your surfboards for the wave, Bristol, by either upping the volume of your board or opting for an EPS Construction (Expanded Polystyrene)  in your surfboard as the EPS is much lighter in weight than traditional Polyurethane (PU) and this means that the EPS board hill has better buoyancy and float.

2 – Take Off Close To The Wall

If you want to catch more wave and maximise more time on each wave your takeoff will be critical. At the wave, you are all bunched up in the corner right next to the wave generator once the waves start to produce waves you want to be in the correct spot to take off. Each surfer has 2 attempts at a wave before they have to ride the white water into the intermediate area and then paddle back round re-join the queue by which time the set would have stopped and you would have missed your chance to catch more waves.

When the waves start, make sure you stay close to the wall in the take-off zone marked by 2 red poles which are where the wave will start to break. Ideal you want to paddle into these markers to make your pop up as easy as possible but you will also get the most speed taking off close to the wall it will also give you an extra second or 2 to set up your wave and even think about a cutback to the peak.

Taking off close to the wall all give you a steeper drop and a bit more speed going into your first turn. If you take off more on the shoulder the drop-in is less steep and easier but will give you less speed so will need to generate more as you go on the wave

3 – Have A Good Fitness Level

It goes without saying but if you are surfing in the advanced surf area you will want to make sure your fitness is pretty good and specifically surf fitness. It’s all well and good going to the gym and doing a bit of running but this is surfing so those heavy squats and bench presses won’t help you to much here.

Whilst talking to our team riders we watched a lot of surfers who struggled with paddling. I spoke to said surfers who said they had neglected their fitness through the winter and then arrived at the wave to find out they were too out of shape to paddle and pop up, resulting in them catching fewer waves or making more mistakes and bails on waves because they were tired.

 At the wave, there is only a limited amount of time between sets to rest up and if you looking to catch 2 waves every other set you will have to be paddling hard to get back to the take-off point. You don’t want to pay all that money for a session and 20 minutes in be struggling to paddle back out because your arms feel like dead weights.

Taking off close to the wall all give you a steeper drop and a bit more speed going into your first turn. If you take off more on the shoulder the drop-in is less steep and easier but will give you less speed so will need to generate more as you go on the wave

Fitness we would recommend for surfing the wave

  • Being able to paddle for a long time continuously and have enough energy to pop up
  • Being able to get into position faster when you see an approaching wave, and not being too knackered to catch it when you get there
  • Being able to catch waves easily up to 2 meters (if your pop up isn’t great get a bit more practice)
  • Being able to turn and paddle for a wave quickly after long periods of paddling
  • Being able to paddle back into the line-up faster
  • Being able to surf for longer and at a higher intensity
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By improving your surf fitness, it will help you catch more waves over your 1-hour session and maximising your time and money at the wave Bristol

If you’re a regular surfer even in the winter months and surfing consistently a few times a week or every day then you will have no problems at the wave and your paddle fitness will be perfect to catch more waves at the wave garden.

4 – Catch the First 1-2 Waves Of The Set

If you want to catch more wave and maximise more time on each wave your takeoff will be critical. At the wave, you are all bunched up in the corner right next to the wave generator once the waves start to produce waves you want to be in the correct spot to take off. Each surfer has 2 attempts at a wave before they have to ride the white water into the intermediate area and then paddle back round re-join the queue by which time the set would have stopped and you would have missed your chance to catch more waves.

When the waves start, make sure you stay close to the wall in the take-off zone marked by 2 red poles which are where the wave will start to break. Ideal you want to paddle into these markers to make your pop up as easy as possible but you will also get the most speed taking off close to the wall it will also give you an extra second or 2 to set up your wave and even think about a cutback to the peak.

Doing this will require you to have a good fitness level and be back in position fairly quickly but for advanced surfers, this might be the difference between you catching an extra 5-6 waves more than any others in your session and at £40 a sessions you are going to want to make the most of your time in the water.

5 Chose The Right Surfboard

Like any wave in the ocean, those who are lucky enough to have a few surfboards in their quiver will look at the conditions and then pick a surfboard based on what the conditions are, for instance, if it’s a smaller 2-3 foot day at your local beach and you have limited time to surf you will Problay go for a small wave surfboard something wider in width flatter in rocker and some more litres that you normal board as you need all the speed possible.

If we break down the wave you can look at a few factors that will affect surfboard performance

  • Size of wave
  • Wave shape
  • Surfing ability
  • Surfers weight and height
  • Water density

    As we discussed in our first point water density can make a big difference in the float of your surfboard so the first thing you should consider is, Do I need a few extra litres than my normal shortboard, if you can take an epoxy surfboard or use one of the many available at the wave. You will see nearly all the boards available for use at the wave are epoxy and designed with a wider thicker outline combined a flatter rocker to maximise fun.

    Because of the size of the advanced wave at Bristol you are going to want a board with a wider width or flatter rocker to help keep all your speed on the wave, there are faster sections as well as fatter less powerful parts so having a board that can keep your speed is essential. The wave also has a small but fast barrel section which is great fun for any advanced surfer but can be tricky for those still progressing. This is where a board with a smaller more pulled in tail can get the best of both worlds with all the speed power and flow of a wider bigger board but with the manoeuvrability of a more performance surfboard.

    Depending on your skill level will also affect your surfboard choice if you are just getting used to open-faced waves and surfing along the face of a wave I would suggest having a higher volume and length surfboard that can give you a lot more speed and stability through your session

    Depending on your skill level will also affect your surfboard choice if you are just getting used to open-faced waves and surfing along the face of a wave I would suggest having a higher volume and length surfboard that can give you a lot more speed and stability through your session

    Our top 3 surfboards for the wave Bristol

    Hopefully, you found this blog helpful and will give you a good idea of what to expect at the wave in Bristol and give you a bit of a tactical advantage when it comes to catching more waves.  
    If you know any other ways to catch more waves at the wave Bristol feel free to message us in the comments box below

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    Best 2019 NEW Surfboards

    In 2019 SBS Boards are bringing you the very best in our NEW surfboard range with some brand new construction using our full flex and rapid flex technology aswell as some brand new shapes and designs just for 2019 we have revamped and improved our classic favourites aswell adding more sizes and bigger ranges to our range we know you have come to love. our goal for out 2019 surfboard range is to bring more variety in sizes shapes and styles  as well as more options for advanced and professional riders right to the other end of the spectrum with more choice for beginners.

    Our 2019 board have been improved so much that they are now tougher and stronger than ever before using a variety of new construction techniques as well as new materials helping to make our surfboards exceptional quality helping your board last longer and stay lighter with better performance. Take a look at our 2019 surfboard range below and let us know if you have any questions about any of our  surfboards  in the question box below 

    New Surfboards 

    The Fish Finger

    The Fish Finger Is The latest slice of fun in our SBS range and its one of the smoothest fun surfboards we have ever made. The inspiration for this board derived from some incredible retro fish designs we had 10 years back and we wanted to make something just as fun with a more performance element to it perfect for sandbars and beach breaks.

    The Fish Finger has a pretty traditional fish outline with its wide point right up front to make catching waves and paddling super easy its then pulled back into a smaller fish tail than most traditional fishes to help with turn quicker and create smoother carves. It’s got a pretty flat rocker compared to most board we make with only a small amount of nose lift which helps this board to rocket down the line in smaller waves.

    The main feature of the fish finger is its iconic channel down the centre of the board leaving you with 2 chunkier raised rails helping to channel water towards the tail to generate speed and drive down the line.We would recommend for more skilled surfers they you get a few inches shorter than your traditional shortboard, this should help keep the incredible speed and drive created form the board and still give you that high performance feel when you release in turns.

    The fish finger is ideally placed in between your small wave groveler and your performance shortboard for knee Hight to overhead sized surf.

    The Fish Finger Features

    • Superfun fish shape  for lose and 
    • High Volume Surfboard
    • Flat rocker/ very stable 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex HD Stringer / biaxial Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a Future Fins Twin Fin
    • Highly manoeuvrable,
    • Wide centre point for stability and paddling 
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
    • Ideal Surfed in anthing from2-6 foot waves

    Detonator

     

    The Detonator is our ultimate performance shortboard, designed for fast-paced and progressive surfing. Without a doubt our ultimate all-around high-performance shortboard. Its 5 fin set up offers maximum drive and work on the bottom turns but still holds strong with supreme grip in big carves and hacks off the lip. The Detonator allows you to pick and choose from thruster to quads depending on the conditions making this board extremely versatile in big and small waves.

    We have increased the volume in key areas and slightly lowered the nose entry rocker to make this board easier to paddle and catch waves, without losing that instant responsiveness for quick rail to rail transitions.

    We recommend the Detonator for Intermediate to Advanced surfers, and best surfed in waist high to well overhead surf. Overall the Detonator is going to be a great board for fast passed surfing, really tight carves and high-performance manoeuvres in good surf. 

    Detonator Features

    • Hight performance outline
    • Lower Volume Surfboard
    • High performance
    • Full rocker/ ideal for barrels and bigger waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex/wood stringer/ HD Stringer / Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II Five Fin
    • Incredibly manoeuvrable
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
    • Ideal in chest to over head high waves

    All Round Surfboards

    The Heat Seeker 

    The Heat Seeker is our team rider Dan Jeffery favourites boards fasted paced and performance surfing with the added extra of foam makes it ideally paced as a small to median ranage surfboard  is our super fun surfboard for, small to medium sized waves, its fast, light and loose, making pretty much anything surf-able. Ideal for year-round surf in the UK, especially in the 1-5-foot, range. We shrunk down our motivator design and gave it a bit more width and volume, combined with its flatter nose entry rocker and slightly less lift in the tail. The wide point has been brought forward making it like an absolute rocket in smaller waves. The added volume upfront means it can create incredible speed from the get-go and makes the board fly’s over flatter section with absolute ease. Its got a Single concave through the entire board, with tonnes of foam in the center under your chest to help paddle speed and catching waves, as well as giving you the buoyancy and planning speed to get through any flat section.

    The outline gives it a really fast, loose and skatey feel,  but when you get it on rail you will feel the board stick to your feet like glue and turn in a moment notice.  Softer rails in the centre move into a harder more foiled rail by the fins, gives you tonnes of traction and control in the turns with enough forgiveness for less than ideal waves.  These features make the Heat Seeker unstoppable in average surf giving you incredible speed and stability but with tighter turns and incredible control in the pocket, This board is really going to progress and push the limits of your surfing. The Heat Seeker is great for any intermediate to advanced surfer looking to have the most amount of fun possible in knee to head high waves. Its perfect for British waves and will be a stable in your quiver all year round. 

    Heat Seeker Features 

    • wide and stable/ performance outline
    • Medium rocker and volume
    • Ideal every day shortboard 
    • High performance
    • Full rocker/ ideal for barrels and bigger waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex/wood stringer/ HD Stringer / Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (thruster)
    • Incredibly manoeuvrable
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

    The Motivator 

    The New and improved Motivator is better than ever and still our most popular selling board and for good reason. No matter what Day or what conditions, you can almost guarantee the motivator going to be perfect for the job. Designed for beginner to advance surfers as an everyday board for almost any wave conditions we get in the UK.
    Its design allows catching waves and paddling to become easy and effortless due to its wider nose, fuller rails and additional volume through the deck. This gives you great speed and momentum, whilst still giving you enough control and sensitivity to perform in bigger surf. Its lightweight construction gives it a speedy yet responsive characteristic providing a level of forgiveness in critical manoeuvres. Its Low entry rocker along with single concave allows the board to really fly through the flatter sections of a wave whilst maintaining masses of manoeuvrability in the pocket and smaller surf.   
    The Motivator has areas of hidden volume combined with a slightly wide thinner squash tail creating great stability, making it an ideal small to medium wave board that still performs well in the bigger surf. The Motivator is a great everyday shortboard that catches waves and paddles super easy, with enough speed to make average conditions fun.

    Motivator Features 

    • Wide and stable outline
    • Medium rocker and higher volume
    • Ideal every day shortboard 
    • Medium- High performance
    • Full rocker/ ideal for barrels and bigger waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex/wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (thruster)
    • Incredibly manoeuvrable
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

    The Predator 

    The Predator isn’t just some of our team riders favourites its also our third best seller and probably our go to board for more advance surfers in smaller waves. its one of our favourite all rounders because its designed with the perfect balance of high-performance features and modern comfort so can be used in a large variety of waves.

    It has a progressive hybrid outline that is shorter, wider and thicker than your average surfboard. Its got plenty of volume and width upfront under your chest, which is then pulled back into a more refined rounded pin tail, giving the board a really unique riding style.

    The volume up-front gives it that ease of use when paddling and pumping down the line, whilst the pulled in tail keeps it smooth, fast and responsive allowing you to be more agile in tighter sections of bigger waves.

    The Predator is a really fun, fast and light all-around board that’s going to give you the confidence and speed in bigger waves as well as the paddle power and wave count in smaller surf ideal for intermediates – expert surfers.

    Predator Features 

    • Hybrid fast outline
    • Flat rocker and higher volume
    • Fast lose and reactive in turns
    • High performance in smaller surf
    • Flatter rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/Rapid Flex stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (thruster)
    • Incredibly manoeuvrable
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

    The Big Squid 

    The Big squid is our perfromance longboard thats is a favrouit of team rider Lewis Stritch who surfed it since 2017 . Lewis has surfed it in all types of condidions fromUk small rollers to bigger more powerfullw aves in morocco. if perfromance longboarding is you cup of team then this board is for you.

    The Big Squid is our new-school long board with all the traditional fun features of that old-school smooth style. It has a low entry rocker combined with a fuller outline to create the perfect stable platform for cross stepping and nose riding.

    The thinned out, tucked in tail allows for incredible rail to rail control for more progressive and modern off the lip style surfing. The pulled in pin tail performs effortlessly with the fin set up allowing this board to be ridden as a single  2+ 1 or even a thruster for added versatility in different waves. That added smoothness between transitions makes this board fast and loose in the pocket giving you just enough release on more progressive manoeuvres. The single concave flatter deck and rocker line of the Big Squid provide incredible speed and momentum for paddling and riding and the volume displacement gives you the ability to be highly manoeuvrable while being incredibly forgiving.

    The Big Squid is made with a lightweight EPS foam and robust epoxy construction making it highly manoeuvrable and on average 30% stronger and 20% lighter than average polyurethane boards. This combination allows for huge advantages when turning, and incredible versatility in different sized waves. The Big Squid Longboard is going to be great for any surfer from beginner to advanced looking for a small wave board or a real performance Mal that’s going to keep you stoked for years to come.

    Big Squid Features 

    • Performance outline for more responsive surfing
    • Flat rocker Medium nose entry flatter in the centre
    • kick in the tail 
    • Thinned out tail and nose 
    • Fast lose and reactive in turns
    • High performance in shoulder high and above surf
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/ wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 4 Fin quad + centre 
    • Incredibly manoeuvrable
    • Ideal for nose riding/ cross stepping
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers

    The Smoking Gun  

    The Smoking Gun is a great addition to surfers who love fast paced surfing with plenty of spray its a  fast and fun board designed for high-performance surfing with speed, drive and power in mind. It’s flatter rocker makes the most of the speed you have, providing you with a huge amount of down the line drive and speed, making mincemeat out of mushier flatter sections. This combined with its pulled in tail helps keeps it loose and responsive in the turns whilst being very forgiving on rail.

    The Smoking Gun has a low entry rocker that feeds into a single concave that helps the board get up to planning speed quicker. This concave feed through into a double in the back to help get the most out of your turns and keep your board gripping in bigger surf. We pumped it full of volume to make paddling smooth and easy, with its wide point a little further up the board for more stability under your front foot helping plaining speed and landing Ariel manoeuvres.

    When it comes to creating spray and landing aerials the smoking gun is faultless and you will love the instant forgiving feeling you get when laying in to a hard turn or big air. The smoking gun Works well as a thruster or quad in varying conditions and can be surfed in knee high to well overhead surf.

    Overall the smoking gun is going to be perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers who like fast passed surfing on small to medium sized waves.

    The Smoking Gun Features

    • Small wave shape – Very stable
    • Easy to paddle
    • Flat rocker and higher volume
    • Fast lose and reactive in turns
    • Swallow tail
    • High performance in smaller surf
    • Flatter rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/ Wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 5 Fin 
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for intermediate to advanced surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

    Small Wave Surfboards

    The Bull

    The Bull is our most fun shortboard in our range for small waves its alos one of our top sellers last year this board expolded in 2018 when we developed our range and hade over 10 sizes avaiable  which means more option for all surfers

    The Bull is going to thrive in whatever wave condition it’s in, anything from knee to head high waves and especially perfect in those smaller “mushier” days.

    The width and the thickness of the bull means maximum stability while also giving you unparalleled paddle power in the line-up, resulting in you catching more waves easier & faster. It has a slightly narrowed and foiled tail, so it will retain that high-performance responsive feel in the turns, whilst gliding over flatter sections with ease. The Bull is really going to make those smaller days a whole lot of fun.

    This is going to be a great transitional board for beginners or anyone who wants to downsize from a longboard to something a bit smaller. This board is also going to be great for surfers that don’t surf so much on a regular basis as well as advanced surfers who want that little extra speed, power and stability in smaller waves. A great all-around entry-level small wave board. 

    Overall the Bull is going to be Simple fun and easy to ride, we guarantee this board will make you smile. The Bull comes standard as a 5-fin option because it works well as both a thruster fin and a quad fin setups. This board tends to be ridden most often in the smaller surf, but the versatility in the 5-fin setup allows the bull to work in more powerful waves from anything from knee-high to head high waves

    Bull Features

    • Small wave shape – Very stable
    • Easy to paddle/ catches waves easy
    • Quick entry in to waves 
    • Flat rocker and higher volume
    • Fast lose and reactive in turns
    • Squash tail
    • High performance in smaller surf
    • Concaves to help funnel water towards the tail
    • Flatter rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/ Wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 3 Fin (Thruster setup) 
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for beginner shortboarders -intermediate & advanced surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

    The Spud Stick 

    The spud stick  would be a great addition to anyones quiver in 2019  especial for smaller waves and typical summer surf we get in the UK New construction and refined design mean the spud stick is even better and last longer than ever before 

    Those Summer day’s with weak messy surf are tough to get motivated for but the spud stick will fly in anything, it’s designed to catch everything and anything that’s moving. It’s going to make any small surf day super fun and super ripable. It has a low entry rocker allowing it to plane quickly and pick up speed whilst also making paddling super easy. it also has a lot more lift in the tail rocker to allow for hard tight turns without losing speed. The boards wider outline combined with a double concave helps to provide lift in the centre, meaning it’s going to be really fast in small waves but when you get it on edge it’s going to turn just like a normal shortboard.

    The wider template also means that this board can be surfed by almost any rider, because of the high volume and performance features it could be surfed by a beginner in One-foot waves, or an advanced surfer in anything up to shoulder height.Really ideal for beginners looking to shortboard or the heavier surfer looking for a little more float and FUN, This board is a must for anyone who loves fast-paced performance surfing !!!    Best surfed in ankle to head high surf and can be surfed as a quad or thruster.

    Spud Stick Features

    • Small wave shape – Very stable
    • Laid back smooth style 
    • Easy to paddle/ catches waves easy
    • Wide outline – Quick entry in to waves 
    • Flat rocker and higher volume
    • Keeps speed – Quick in flatter sections
    • High performance in smaller surf
    • Concaves to help funnel water towards the tail
    • Low entry rocker to flatt rocker/ ideal for small to medium sized waves 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/ Wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a FCS II 5 Fin  
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for beginner – intermediats  as a first shortboard
    • Great small wave shortboard for advanced surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves
    • Very durable and strong 

    The Pea Shooter

    The peashooter is a great bigginner surfboard for anone looking to get in to surfing in 2019 with its beginner friendly width and length aswella s a high volumme this board is perfect for most beginners looking to progress from a foam board.

    The Pea Shooter is our classic new longboard shape with its emphasis on performance and speed, we guarantee it will turn a few heads and keep you smiling. Designed to be a perfect balance between ease of use and performance Pea Shooter is an excellent board for almost any surfer. It’s a great all-rounder making it suitable for all abilities and levels.

    A smooth and easy laid back style with tonnes of float making it an absolute dream to paddle and a beauty to cross step. You will find yourself hanging ten with ease.

    Pea Shooter Features

    • Very durable and strong 
    • wide and stable/ cruising single fin outline 
    • Flat – Medium rocker and volume
    • Ideal Beginner longboard every surfboard 
    • High volume 73 L
    • Catches waves easily 
    • Great For cross stepping and nose riding
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is a 2+1 setup with FCS II  and a 6-10 inch center fin
    • Light and very responsive
    • Ideal in knee high to just over head high waves

    Mr Whippy  

    The Mr Whippy is a great option for beginners and first timers looking for an easy board to learn the surf basics lower volume than a longboards, our Mr Whippy is a minimal shape that is great to progress from a longboard or softboard and start to get to grips with the basics of carving

    The Mr whippy is ment to be fun to ride  that why we designed it with two things in mind: paddling and stability. Mr Whippy is going to be a great entry-level board for beginners to intermediates whilst also being really fun as a progressive board for intermediate to advanced surfers in weaker waves.

    This board is a lot of things the main one being fun, with a wide outline template and relaxed nose entry rocker, making it incredibly fast and smooth to paddle with practically no effort.
    Its flatter deck creates great stability and bucket loads of speed, allowing it ride over flatter sections like nothing else, giving you that silky smooth style of a performance mal. Perfect for those summer days, this board is going to catch anything you throw at it.

    Mr Whippy Features

    • Strong Durable construction  
    • Wide and stable/ cruising single fin outline 
    • Medium length -more nonrecoverable than a longboard
    • Flater Rocker and High volume
    • Ideal Beginner  board to progress on to unbroken waves 
    • High volume 40-52 L
    • Catches waves easily 
    • Construction is an EPS Foam/wood stringer/ Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
    • Fin system is FCS II  3 fin (Thrister)
    • Light and very responsive
    • Great for Beginner to intermediate surfers
    • Ideal in knee high to shoulder high waves

    If you are looking for a new surfboard in 2019 you cant go wrong with one of these from our SBS Range  boards of all shapes and sizes designed for every ability from totally beginner to surfing veterans surfing a t an advanced level. if you have any questions about our range of surfboards or want to know more about sbsboards or details of shipping just message us in the box below and will will get back to you as soon as possible.

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