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Epoxy Surfboards

EPS Foam + Epoxy Resin Surfboards

Check out the selection of Epoxy Surfboards on Boardcave to find your next surfboard. Epoxy is a stronger, more flexible resin used when manufacturing our Epoxy models. Epoxy resin can be used with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or traditional Polyurethane (PU) blanks. EPS blanks are a strong lightweight alternative that offer great pop and response in the water, a fantastic option for performance boards particular to that of the small wave category.

Epoxy Surfboard materials, technology and design have been constantly evolving overtime with many shapers introducing new high performance construction methods that offer different performance characteristics. Haydenshapes and their Future Flex construction is a popular option, along with Hydroflex's 3D Glassing techniques that can be seen on many brands models including Album Surfboards, Chemistry Surfboards, Stamps Surfboards, and many more. Both these advanced construction options incorporate an EPS foam blank and Epoxy Resin, but use different fiberglass and carbon combinations resulting in ultra high performance flex properties and strength.

Pros and Cons of Epoxy Surfboards

Below is a summary of the top 3 pros and cons for epoxy surfboards.

Epoxy surfboard advantages:
  • Environmentally friendly;
  • Lightweight, meaning easy to whip around and good for airs; and
  • Build speed quicker.
Epoxy surfboard disadvantages:
  • Expensive;
  • Sit higher in the water, meaning less hold on the rails; and
  • Bounce around more in choppy conditions (due to the lightness of the board).

If you are looking for more information on the pros and cons, or the different surfboard constructions and materials, head over to The Surfers Corner and learn more about the difference between PU or Epoxy and Which One's Best or browse the various Surfboard Construction Types. There are also guides like Choosing the Ideal Construction that will help you when customising your next surfboard.

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