Soft Top Surfboards, also known as "foamies" or "foam-tops", are used by everyone nowadays and found absolutely everywhere. They are very user friendly, making for the perfect beginner surfboard. They are easy to paddle, very stable and safe when it is crowded. In recent years a lot of alternative surfers are using them as finless surfboards or ridden as their Fun Board purely for the sake of having as much fun as possible in less than ideal waves, and not taking surfing too seriously.
They come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from short 4 ft fun boards up to 10ft longboards. Most are used by many surf schools as the Soft Top is great to learn on. But don't count these board out on fun for the intermediate to expert surfers. Catch Surf makes some functional fun boards from the Beater Board model, built to beat the dreaded summertime black ball, to the Odysea Logs for longboarding your favorite point to taking off on bombs at Pipe with Jamie O'Brien. Alternatively, check out the popular lines from Softech Surfboards and Album Surfboards to get you sorted out for your first board or for simple fun in the sun on something different.