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Gnaraloo Soft Surfboard

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

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Product Description

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.

Endorsed by Surfing Australia

Specifications

LENGTHWIDTHTHICKVOLUMEFINS (supplied with board)APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
5'6''19 3/8''3 1/8''40.8 ltrSoft Post60kg / 132lb or less
6'0''19 1/2''3 1/8''48 ltrSoft Post65kg / 143lb
6'6''21 3/8''3 1/4''56.4 ltrSoft Post70kg / 154lb
7'0''21 7/8''3 1/4''69.8 ltrSoft Post75kg / 165lb
7'6''22''3 3/8''75.7 ltrSoft Post80kg / 176lb
8'0''22 5/8''3 1/2''85.4 ltrSoft post90kg / 198lb
9'0''24''3 3/4''105.6 ltrSoft post95kg / 209lb +

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Softshell Construction

Boards with Soft Shell construction feature much more technology then the eye can see. They are a combination of materials designed to allow the board to perform to the highest levels given the constraints of the flexibility of the materials.

All boards feature an integrated Fin System, 2 or 3 Wooden Stringers depending on the size of the board to ensure the board is stiff enough. A light weight EPS core combined with a PE foam layer on the deck and a High Density PE Slick that is mounted to a thin PE Foam layer on the bottom give the board an awesome feel in the water.

Soft enough not to hurt should you fall on it but hard enough to handle the power of the waves.

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

Board Concave

Flat Bottom

Flat bottoms are quick to plane and loose.
Rail

Full

This is a high volume rail.
Surfer Skill Level

Beginner

 
Wave Height

0-3ft Waves

 

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  1. 5 out of 5 Great beginner board

    Bought a 9’0″ for my teenager and ended up also using it myself for some fun little waves, and for my 9 yr old because it’s much more stable than the shorter cheapo board we already have. That board will probably stay at home now. This thing is tough, lightweight, and the handle makes it so easy to carry from the car to the beach that any of us can do it- which means no more multiple trips for me. Couldn’t be happier.

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  2. 5 out of 5 Gnaraloo 7'6"Softboard

    Purchased the 7’6″model for my 6 and 8 y.o. daughters after they were struggling with a shorter cheaper competitors board. I was concerned that it may be too long but it is perfect for a young beginner. with the extra length and volume the board runs really well on small waves and is very predictable. The quality is fantastic! You pay a bit more for the Gnaraloo boards but when you compare cheaper boards side by side, you’ll see that you get what you pay for.

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  3. 4 out of 5 Fun and safe surf

    I am an absolute beginner to surfing and tried out a variety of boards in Weligama, Sri Lanka. Gnaraloo is an absolute winner. It was stable and easy to catch waves. The only thing I would change is the carrying hole n the middle of the board as it frequently interfered with my feet as I was trying to learn. I am landlocked now, but would buy this board in a heartbeat if I lived near the beach.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    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.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    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 boardβ€”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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