Tom Carroll’s Signature foam surfboard by Softech Surfboards is a quiver staple for beginners and advanced surfers alike. This board is a trusty must-have for those learning how to surf and those looking for a little bit of fun in between the flags!
+ Catches waves easy and super fun to ride
+ Very buoyant, easy to paddle
+ Great for beginners
+ Allows you to surf in between the lifesaving flags where the best waves on the beach can often be! (the grass is always greener…)
– Foam boards are intended for learning and having fun. These boards are neither tuned nor performance-oriented
The Softech Surfboards Tom Carroll Signature foam surfboard at 6’0”
Best Wave Type
Easy, mellow beach breaks up to head high.
- The only foam surfboard with removable fins!
- A shortboard with an X-link deck that has a heavy duty EPS core
- Has a slick bottom with a double stringer
- Uses variable fin system and includes a tri (3 fin setup) foiled fins for easy turns
- Leash Plug and FCS fin system installed
- Nose & tail bumpers for protection
- El Niño Twinino
Hello, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. Welcome back!
My name is Ben and I buy, ride and review surfboards and I didn’t ever think to review a foamy – or foam surfboard. I don’t know why. I just didn’t think of it. Anyways, I met with this lovely gentleman Kel yesterday, and he suggested that I review a soft foam board, a foamy. I thought about it and I was like “man, every single surfer I know has one of these. Every single surfer and that’s more than I can say about most boards.”
There are a couple of reasons for that. Number one, these things are super fun to ride when it’s tiny. They catch waves so easily. They’re so buoyant and they’re great for beginners as well. I usually have a foamy or two on standby just in case we have friends over who want to have a go in the surf but don’t really know what they’re doing. The best part about the foamy, at least for me, and the reason why I got one originally is because when the lifesaving flags are up at my local beach break out front, I can’t go and surf in front of the flags. Sometimes that’s where the best waves are, at least you think the best waves are there because that’s the place you can’t go. I can go there on my trusty foamy. So I thought I would just pull this out and do a quick review on it.
Everyone should have one of these things. They’re so much fun to ride. You’re not going to get high performance out of these, although I have to say I have a really good mate, Chris, surfs an enormous 7’2″ pink foamy. He surfs it better than you probably surf any shortboard you’ve ever surfed. He’s a really good surfer and its funny to watch him paddle out in this big pink foamy, paddling to a line up, if especially it’s a place where nobody knows who he is and people kind of automatically assume that he doesn’t know what he’s doing and then he takes off and just does huge cutbacks on this enormous pink foamy. So you can actually surf these things properly.
Again, I don’t find foam surfboards that tuned and that performance oriented, but that’s not the point. The point is it’s really easy to catch waves and again I can take these out into the middle of the flags and give it a go. So this is the Softech Tom Carroll Signature model foamy. As far as Foamies are, man they’re a dime a dozen. There are lots of different manufacturers of Foamies. I know Global Surf Industries, or GSI, makes some really good models. I found this one to perform quite well and again I’ve had friends who are beginners surf on this. Young kids have surfed on boards like this. Everyone just has a ball surfing these little Foamies.
So if you don’t have a Foamie, if you’ve never given one a go, don’t knock it. Go out. Give one a try and I’m sure if you don’t have one now you’re going to want to add one to your quiver. So that is the Tom Carroll Signature model by Softech and thank you very much for watching me review a Foamie at Benny’s Boardroom. Well hello Softech foam board, you and I are going to go surf in the flags.
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