The Most Bodacious Boards This Year

Firewire Greedy Beaver Round TT

Type: Shortboard

Level of Experience: Beginner to Expert

Good for: 2 – 6 Foot Waves

The Firewire Greedy Beaver Round TT is a great board for any level of surfer, from beginner to experienced, you’ll find that this board has all the great paddle ability a longboard offers with excellent manoeuvrability that shortboards are well known for. It is built with a lightweight core and made using epoxy materials that are totally eco-friendly. You can set up fins on the board in either a tri or quad formation depending on your preference. This board is highly versatile and as such will be one you can rely on even as you advance in your capability.

Catch Surf Beater
Catch Surf Beater

Catch Surf Beater

Type: Soft Top Shortboard

Level of Experience: Beginner to Expert

Good for: Beginners, Bodyboarders and Skimboarders

Here we have an excellent board, particularly for those starting at a beginner level. It’s an extremely durable soft top board so you won’t have to worry about it taking a beating on the waves. It comes with fins that are removable so you can customise your set up and is a great small size, making it easy to store if you’re taking a break. It’s also a good board for kids who are learning how to ride a smaller board. Its soft top does mean that you’ll need to add a little more surf wax to the surface for grip but don’t let this put you off, it’s a super fun board for people of all ages and skill levels.

Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto
Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto

Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto

Type: Shortboard

Level of Experience: Advanced to Expert

Good for: A Versatile Approach to any Condition

Here we have a board that is pretty much the King of versatility and giver the rider the ability to tackle almost any condition and waves of pretty much any shape or size. It has a wide nose with a nice rounded pintail that’ll allow you to maximise your session every time you head out on the waves. It has a good volume which means you won’t have to worry about paddling out, along with a tri fin set up that will provide plenty of speed and manoeuvrability too.

Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto
Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto

Lost Surfboards Sub Driver Pro

Type: Shortboard

Level of Experience: Advanced to Expert

Good for: Small to Medium Surf

You know the Sub Driver Pro is a good because it’s possibly the most popular surfboard used by the surfers that contend in the World Qualifying Series today. These competitive surfers love it, the board has the capability to both generate speed and catch the waves even under the harshest of conditions. It has a wide tail block that provides a better float when paddling, this also ensures stability when the waves are smaller and when you are moving at lesser speeds. It’s somewhat unusual for a board that can be categorised as “short and stubby” because despite this it still has a healthy drive and is able to crank powerful and tight turns too.