Why a Foamboard?
In 1926, Tom Blake took a hunk of redwood, drilled a bunch of holes in it, and encased it in thinner wood to build a 15 foot, 19 inch wide, 4 inch thick, 100 pound surfboard. The natives pointed and laughed at him until the additional volume of the "Cigar board" smoked all of them in the water. Blake's design became the first mass produced board in 1930. Since then, other lighter products such as balsa wood and styrofoam have been used as an insert. The shape has been refined but surfboards with an increased amount of volume have been helping beginner surfers ever since.
Surfing is supposed to be fun, right? How much more fun can you have surfing on a virtually indestructible foam top surfboard that is going to help you catch every wave that comes along. Whether you're an expert surfer who just wants to take it easy and catch a few waves or looking for a beginner surfboard to stand up on, a foam soft top surfboard is for all levels.
The 5-5 Short Softboard
The 5-5 board is just like the 4-4 except it is one foot and one inch longer. Depending on your height and weight, this board may be better suited for you.