- 1. Wavestorm 8′ Surfboard, Sunburst Graphic
- 2. California Board Company Surfboard
- 3. RAYSTREAK 8’2 Soft top Surfboard
- 4. Wave Bandit Ben Gravy Pro EZ Rider Surfboard
- 5. SBBC 8’8 Heritage Soft Top Surfboard
Many surfers believe that if you are going to surf at all, you should have at least one longboard. The art of longboarding goes back years and you could also say that it is a state of mind. Longboards are named as such only because in the 60’s, shortboards started to become all the rave. When the planks started shrinking and more people starting using shortboards, longboard usage seemed to fade into the distance.
However, there are more longboarders out there than you think and there are plenty of benefits that come with it. First off, it seems to be easier to catch waves on a longboard. You can still enjoy smaller waves with the longboard. The feeling of the entire plank sliding over the water is something that you will never get tired of. It’s a great board to start off again if you take a break from surfing. Because of their size, they are stable and great for beginners. It also gets you back to the roots of surfing. There is something nostalgic about longboarding and when you get one, you’ll understand.
If you’ve never owned a longboard, this list should give you a good starting point to buying your longboard. We talk about the boards and list the features so you can get a better idea of what is out there. We hope this list of some of the best longboards of 2019 will help make your decision easier.
Wavestorm 8′ Surfboard, Sunburst Graphic
The Wavestorm 8′ Surfboard with Sunburst Graphic is a wonderful longboard to start off with and it comes at a price that won’t break the bank. Wavestorm is one of the most recognizable brands in surfing and they’ve been making quality products for years now.
This 8 foot board is one of the best performing and selling surfboards for beginners that is on the market today. It is lightweight, easy to handle and soft. They have improved this board over the years to make the perfect balance of performance and material. This board comes with a strong EPS core and three marine-ply stringers. It also has a tough EBS IXL soft crosslink top deck with a grip that is textured for you stability.
– Includes traction pad, fin set and removable ankle leash
– Weight capacity is 200 lbs.
– High density slick bottom skin
– Textured traction pad
– Made in the USA
California Board Company Surfboard (8-Feet) Assorted Colors
The 8 foot surfboard by California Board Company is another example of a solid longboard that CBC keeps pumping out year after year. This longboard will run you around $230. For that you are getting quality and looks all wrapped up into a package. The white the edges of this board softly flows into the blue and then you can add the woodgrain overlay that gives you that nostalgic feeling.
Overall, this has reviewed well because of how beginner friendly it is a how good it looks. If you are looking for something that will fit in your hatchback and keep you floating in the water, this is a great option for you.
– This longboard is constructed with high density EPS foam
– It has a 100% waterproof core
– Wood stringers are molded in and laminated
– Longboard has a tri-fin system
– HD polyethylene slick bottom for smooth gliding
RAYSTREAK 8’2 Soft top Surfboard with Blue Green Red Options
The RAYSTREAK 8’2 Soft top Surfboard with Blue, Green, and Red Options can be had for just around $240. This board is a little over 8 foot long and can support riders up to 210 lbs. easily. In addition to the board, this package comes with three safe and rounded edge fins as well as a high end double swivel leash.
The board itself is constructed of triple reinforced epoxy sealed stringers, Hot pressed IXPE skin, waterproof EPS foam and HDPE slide for great gliding. The unique color patch design and graphics make this board stand out amongst otherer and those looks won’t be going anywhere with the enduring ink and heat pressing of the deck. Go out and grab this board today.
– Package includes high end double swivels leash and three rounded and safe edge fins
– Triple reinforced epoxy sealed stringers
– Waterproof EPS foam
– Hot pressed IXPE skin
– HDPE slid
– 100% satisfaction guaranteed
Wave Bandit Ben Gravy Pro EZ Rider Surfboard, White, 8’0
The Wave Bandit Ben Gravy Pro EZ Rider Surfboard is 8 foot long and comes in white with a sweet pineapple design. This board runs a little more than the previous boards at around $300 but it is worth it if you are going to be putting your time in.
Not only is this board well-made and great looking, it is endorsed by Ben Gravy. The EZ rider is a fun egg shape and it is great for both people that surf a lot or just the weekend warrior. This board can handle all conditions in the water so don’t wait any longer before you grab it. Don’t let Ben Gravy down.
– Great egg shape which is nice for starters or advanced surfers
– Double Maple wood stringers
– This board has an EPS core
– Tri fin set up that are pop through TPU 4.5 inches
– Bottom skin graphic is bright and fun
SBBC 8’8 Heritage Soft Top Surfboard
The South Bay Board Company has hit another one out of the park with their 8’8 Heritage Soft Top Surfboard. This board looks great, is soft, catches all the waves, floats well and is fast.
The price is good when compared to many of the other surf shop boards. It comes with a flexible fin set up and a leash so you don’t have to get anything else. We mention again that that board is fast! It must be in the build because it floats well and moves and your surfing buddies will notice the difference. For anyone looking for a very buoyant surfboard, think about this one. Great for bigger people.
– Wax free
– Foam surfboard
– Comes with fin setup and leash
– Floats well and is made to hold bigger people