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Gnaraloo Soft Surfboard
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Gnaraloo Softshell surfboards provide the ultimate in fun and safety for beginner surfers. Theses boards are incredibly buoyant, stable, and easy to ride.

With an emphasis on safety and durability, Gnaraloo Softshell surfboards feature a thick Polyethylene deck and a soft slick skin on the bottom surface that's tough enough to take a beating, yet is soft enough to keep beginners safe.

The secret to the performance of these boards lies within the core. An embedded plywood stringer system maintains the integrity of the rocker while providing a stiff, stable platform. This lets you paddle onto waves with minimal effort and feel confident once you're on your feet.

These surfboards are designed to withstand the toughest of treatment, making them ideal for surf schools. The vacuum construction process eliminates hard or sharp surfaces, and prevents peeling or bubbling. A reinforced tail zone also provides added protection.

Available in a variety of sizes from 9 foot right down to 5'6" for the super groms. Each board comes fitted with a convenient carry handle, traction pad, and an easy-to-use fin system complete with flexible thruster fin set.

Your initiation into the world of surfing starts with a Gnaraloo Softshell surfboard.

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      Softshell was developed for surf schools and beginner surfers who required a safe, durable, easy to ride surfboard. Softshell is essentially a thick Polyethylene skin wrapped around the deck and rail of the board, combined with a soft slick bottom surface that keeps novice riders safe in the event of impact.
      Using a vacuum construction process eliminates peeling or bubbling and allows Softshell boards to withstand the toughest of treatment, while providing many surfers the opportunity to safely catch their first wave.

      You can find out more about GSI's surfboard construction on our surfboard technologies page

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NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
6'0'' 19 1/2'' 3 1/8'' 48 ltr Soft Post 65kg / 143lb
6'6'' 21 3/8'' 3 1/4'' 56.4 ltr Soft Post 70kg / 154lb
7'0'' 21 7/8'' 3 1/4'' 69.8 ltr Soft Post 75kg / 165lb
7'6'' 22'' 3 3/8'' 75.7 ltr Soft Post 80kg / 176lb
8'0'' 22 5/8'' 3 1/2'' 85.4 ltr Soft post 90kg / 198lb
9'0'' 24'' 3 3/4'' 105.6 ltr Soft post 95kg / 209lb +

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2/22/2014 7:33:00 AM
Helen-Ann Lloyd from New Jersey, United States says:

I bought a 6'6 Gnarlaoo soft board for my son who was 7 at the time. He loves it and has been avidly surfing with it for two years now. This is an awesome product and well worth the minimum investment. He is now competing and loves his board!

1/11/2014 4:18:00 AM
Edwin from NY, USA says:

I love this board. Originally got it to teach friends on. But in the smaller surf out here in NY, I find myself riding this all the time. The 6'6 fits in my car and is super floaty and light (13.3 lbs). Don't need to wax it (very convenient). And durable as hell. I'll surf the wave straight onto the beach, maximizing my ride time. Wish I bought this way sooner. All the advantages of a longboard/mini mal without the disadvantages. Only thing I find annoying is the handle in the middle. Should not be there on the shorter boards as it sometimes messes with my toes/feet and the plug it comes with will pop out with ease. Also, would be nice if weights were posted along with volumes for all the other boards! Normally ridden in waves less than 3.5 ft without a leash. I weigh 145 lbs and am advanced/intermediate level.

4/4/2013 9:56:00 AM
Peter Skinner from Queensland, Australia says:

I've been surfing a long time so am pretty comfortable on fishes and mini mals (at 67 I stay away from short boards, the domain of the young-er and fitter surfer) but not too long ago tried a soft board just for the heck of it. I forget its make but it felt a bit cumbersome. Then someone mentioned the Gnaraloo so I demoed a 7'6" and liked it straight away. I bought one mainly as a loaner for friends and rellies but I used it myself and after a while got to really like it and now use it most of the time. Buoyant, easy to paddle (catches a lot of waves) and turn, stable and manoeuvrable, and when trimmed quickly is pretty fast too. Tends to bounce a bit in white water but on a clean face it's a really fun board. At the suggestion of one of the local surfing instructors I replaced the soft fins with FCS fins and that stiffened it up a fair bit and improved performance, especially turning and trimming. I did cop a bit of a ribbing from some of my mates when I first started using the Gnaraloo but not anymore! It's a great fun board—good for beginners but lots of fun for more experienced surfers too. And isn't surfing meant to be about having fun? Another bonus: it probably won't hurt (well, not much) when it hits you or someone else. Have yet to do that but the possibility's always there.

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