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Nothing Says I Love You Like the Gift of a Foam Top for Valentine’s Day

Is it OK to let your homie ride a foam top?

Simply put… Yes Ride The Foam Top!

Hey guys, today I am focusing on the formerly taboo topic of soft top foam surf boards or “foamies.” Surf culture can be a bit particular as to what qualifies as a surfboard in the local lineup. If you are just starting out surfing. You are going to be new in any lineup, right? If  you paddle out on something that has not been accepted into the quiver of options for serious surfers, it will get labeled as “kooky” and so will you… Woe! Kooky? Not cool that sucks. Why does that happen?

The lineup can be dangerous if you are not familiar with proper surf etiquette. Wipeouts, injuries, even worse …board dings, can happen quickly. That is the reason surfers can be quick to label something in the water as kooky. It is not personal. It is the law of the ocean. Safety first.

If you are wondering about foam top surf boards and whether they are cool or not I am here to officially  proclaim them “totally cool”. As a matter of fact I think by now most surfers have a “foamy” in their quiver. They are notoriously fun. They are safe and more ding resistant than traditional boards. Catching waves wth them is easy–peasy lemon squeezy. Foam top boards are now  widely accepted and used  as real surfboards. The boards work so well they are available for use at the school.


Corky Carroll’s Surf School- Playa Guiones- Nosara, Costa Rica

Quick reasons foam top boards are an option at the school:

  • More safe in the surf for the rider and other swimmers
  • Proven factory molds for successful wave catching and performance
  • Buoyant and stable translates to catching more waves
  • Great for beginners, care for the boards is easy. Not as much ding repair

The boards we use:

  • Storm Blade

This long board has three “Marine Ply Stringers” and is just waiting for you to put your toes on it’s nose this Valentines. The top skin is comfy and the bottom is slick.

Foam Top Soft Top Stormblade

Smaller in scale but not performance. This lil board includes: a wood double stringer, fully plushy rails, fiberglass wrapped foam core with a slick bottom. Wide and buoyant this board will help you catch a lot of waves. This model is a smaller scale board.


I know so many surfers that resort to their soft tops for “fun” that I wonder why they ever use their “performance” boards. So if you were wondering what to get your Valentine this year. Try giving your honey a “foamy” soft top  surfboard. They will have so much fun with it. They won’t look at you cross eyed, except in surf-fire ecstasy. Guaranteed  you will forever be their #1 Valentines Day Foamy-Homie. So, go ahead, take the plunge, score a foamy and fall in love this Valentine’s.

Want more info on foamy boards? Read our guide on why every surfer should own a soft top surfobard.

Thanks for reading guys! Let’s stay connected. Send a comment. Maybe even hit the like button. We appreciate it mucho!

As always hang loose, have fun out there, stay safe and don’t forget to remind yourself that something great is going to happen today.


If you are a business owner, you know each day is guaranteed to be filled with surprises. Today we (owners of Corky Carroll’s Surf School) were rewarded with a gift from one of our employees. A gesture that surprised us because generally an employee is looking to receive not to give. We appreciate all that our team of surf instructors do for us, this is a very physical job both mentally and physically. A unique job site where not only do you have your boss supervising every move but also the parents of the surf school participants are present with expectations of seeing their kid surf. It’s easy to assume that the life of a surf instructor is nothing but tasty waves and a cool buzz. A big thank you to Todd Martinez for everything you have contributed and we wish you a strong and successful senior year at Long Beach State University.

Thanks for the coffee mugs!

Corky Carroll’s Family Owned Business


 Surf vacations for beginners

Surfing the waves in various components of the globe is a part of this encounter. Surfing vacations are ideal for couples, solo individuals or for a group of good friends looking for enjoyable and also brand-new journeys.

Surfing is a distinct encounter for many individuals. Several of them end up being addicted as well as they will certainly return on the board in the exact same area or they will certainly attempt an additional surf vacation in a various area of the globe. Most of all, you need to not neglect that each topographical location is special for surfers.

Do not neglect to acquire clinical insurance policies prior to leaving for a surfing vacation, specifically if the location you are going to is in the creating globe. Throughout surfing the neck, back and also shoulders could be damaged from mild to harsh. You will possibly really want to engage in once again throughout your surfing vacation, regardless of this downside.

Luxury surf vacations and surf vacation packages

There are several possibilities to acquire surf lessons for novices considering that surfing is a preferred traveler event. Even if you are seasoned, remain in touch with a surf coach that will certainly provide you a lot more self-confidence in the field of surfing breaks. It is essential to take personal surf lessons throughout these surf travels if you are an ordinary swimmer, so your coach will certainly easily inform even more regarding your sporting activity abilities.


Family surf vacations & surf vacations in costa rica

Prior to leaving for a surfing vacation, you must get the proper tools. The boards are made for each kind of areas and also waves, consisting of newbies as well as seasoned surfers.

Some surf coaches have quite remarkable qualifications. If you are not comfy with a specific kind of surf, never ever go right into it, also if someone informs you are risk-free and also great.

Concepts to Comply with in Learning to Surf

Since you recognize the standard concepts possibly it’s time you take a look at that ideal wave as well as the excellent individuals to assist you right into surfing. Be ready to bear in mind of these concepts and also view that discovering how to surf is your biggest opportunity to the most effective experience.

Keep in mind that you resemble a sand bit and also the sea in its grandeur would certainly seem like it might ingest you entire. It is never ever nearly you however a lot more significantly, you must know the huge globe around you. Understand to every weave of the native environment.

Learning to surf is constantly the comparable to getting wet so be all set constantly. Of course, prior to you do so, be certain you are outfitted with the fundamental know-how in surfing. Your surfing trainer have to be there when you navigate right into the water as well as ought to stick with you in the whole couple of encounters of getting wet.

With surfing, you have to understand the essentials as well as learn just how to improve it. Being open to learning brand-new factors is very same as inviting the probability of you being a novice which transforms right into the specialist rider.

With all these, you are certain to check out the globe of surfing much more effortlessly. These do not make learning to surf a very easy point. Your feet on those boards will not function without you recognizing the concepts of secure surfing.

One terrific factor that leads to death is the panic that results from being not mindful. Being ready likewise comes by recognizing that not all factors around you could be managed.

Intrigued in learning to surf? Surfing appears to have actually overcome the globe like a massive wave.

Call Corky Carroll’s Surf School and surf camps for more awesome surf vacation packages at 714-969-3959 or simply email us or drop off a comment in our contact box.