Gnaraloo Beach Cruiser – Soft


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

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Product Description

Gnaraloo Beach Cruiser 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, the Beach Cruiser 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 6’0″. Each board comes fitted with a convenient carry handle and an easy-to-use fin system complete with flexible thruster fin set.

Your initiation into the world of surfing starts with a Gnaraloo Beach Cruiser.


NOTE: Fins supplied with the board / Rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level

LengthWidthThickVolumeFins Approx Weight Range
7'0''21 7/8''3 1/4''69.8 ltrSoft Post (supplied)75kg / 165lb
7'6''22''3 3/8''75.7 ltrSoft Post (supplied)80kg / 176lb
8'0''22 5/8''3 1/2''85.4 ltrSoft post (supplied)90kg / 198lb
9'0''24''3 3/4''105.6 ltrSoft post (supplied)95kg / 209lb +

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Technical Information

Construction 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 construction page.

Board Contours Flat Bottom
Rail Full
Wave Height 0-3ft Waves
Rider Skill Level Beginner

10 reviews for Gnaraloo Beach Cruiser – Soft

    Chad Williams March 11, 2018

    I bought a 9’0 Gnaraloo in 2014 as I got involved as a coach with Special Olympics surfing here in Palm Beach County, Florida. I’ve been surfing for about 15 years, so I grabbed this softtop for the lessons and never expected for it to actually become the most versatile weapon in my quiver for years to come. Not only did the Gnaraloo excel in the ‘beginner surf lesson’ department, but it quickly proved itself to be way more than the average softtop is mocked to be. I started taking the Gnaraloo out on my own personal sessions, having only ever shortboarded before, and quickly grew to love the soft log. Soon enough, I was taking it out on the days that I did not have a step-up to handle (albeit few and far between big sessions in Florida). This baby blue Gnaraloo reacted so well to everything I threw at it. I eventually ripped the leash plug straight out of the back of the board on a big day, but fixed it with some spare wood and gorilla glue. Just last week, I had to say goodbye to the Gnaraloo, as I paddled it out in heaving 10ft+ winter storm Riley surf. She handled some massive moments, but succumbed to one massive clean up set I simply could not avoid. 4 whole years of lessons and personal surf sessions in all kinds of waves flashed before me as I came up with the board in two pieces.

    These Gnaraloo boards are outrageous fun. They’re build sturdily, safe for beginners, and can far surpass your expectations if you plan on surfing it in some real swell. I, also, never had to wax my original Gnaraloo, which was nice. The day my old-faithful 9’0 snapped, I immediately went and got a new one, this time an 8’0. I can tell there have been some design and construction improvements, and I cant wait to use this newer one as my go-to for all sorts of conditions. The boards simply feel and ride nicer than any other softtop brand I have tried.

    Here is a video of one fun time on my Gnaraloo softtop here in Florida

    I tell all my friends to give my Gnaraloo a try, and a lot of them have since gotten their own. I recommend you try one, too.
    -Chad from Florida

      • kelsurfs April 11, 2018

        probably the best review of any of our products ever. Thanks Chad. Amazing Video by the way.

      Malika October 16, 2017

      Love it, I can get up and ride on our small 1-2 footers. Still having trouble turning into the line of the wave, but So much fun!!! This is my beginner board and very encouraging. Any suggestion on what might be good for my next beginner/intermediate board? I’m 5’4″ and 125lbs. Thanks

      Melanie Dixon April 15, 2017

      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.

      Monique March 14, 2017

      Hi so im 5’8” and 175 what size board is best???

      Chris C February 10, 2016

      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.

      SurfKat November 18, 2015

      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.

      Kimberley October 9, 2015

      Hi, brand new to surfing looking forward to learning, which board would you recommend? im 5’5 weigh 106 pounds

      Layne June 14, 2015

      This product seems like it would be perfect for me as a beginner and I can’t wait to try it! The only the I’m wondering is what the right size is for me. I’m 4’11” and I was thinking either the sizes, 5’6″ or 6’0″. I also love how the shipping is absolutely free and it only takes 3-7 days to arrive at your door!

      Edwin January 16, 2014

      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.

      Peter Skinner April 4, 2013

      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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