Tom Carroll Paddle Surf Loose Leaf V2 – CX


The Tom Carroll Paddle Surf (TCPS) Loose Leaf V2 stand up paddleboard (SUP) sits within our range for the paddle surfer looking for uninterrupted glide and speed, without compromising manoeuvrability within a more compact design.

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Product Description

The Tom Carroll Paddle Surf (TCPS) Loose Leaf V2 stand up paddleboard (SUP) sits within our range for the paddle surfer looking for uninterrupted glide and speed, without compromising manoeuvrability within a more compact design.

OVERVIEW: Loose Leaf V2 is a strenuously researched upgrade to it’s predecessor, offering subtle shifts in volume placement, bottom curves and outline while adding stronger lightweight construction methods.

DESIGN: The wide point has been brought incrementally forward creating a broader nose and narrower tail plan shape, especially at 12″ – 24″ up from the tail. This coupled with a classic forward foil thickness enables increased stability around the relaxed central paddle zone, then step back to manoeuvre with direct response over the deep double concave vee bottom, and a narrower tail.

CONTOURS: We maintain the original chine rail and displacement bottom contours, with some very subtle adjustments to the concave depths to offer a touch more displacement and better control when transitioning between turns. This combination of bottom curves allows water to travel easily under the large surface area while reducing slapping and sticking.<p>

ROCKER: Lower entry rocker and increased tail rocker both creates simpler glide into unbroken waves, then once we step back its easier to engage tighter turns off the tail area.<p>

PERFORMANCE: We bring four sizes into the Loose Leaf V2 range via co-designer Blane Chambers’ inspired marriage of chine rail and hydrodynamic hull. This effectively reduces rail volume for ease of engagement when moving from rail to rail, while delivering an underlying feeling of manageable sensitivity. Now working with the lighter, more responsive and durable Carbon Fusion (CX) Construction offers the rider stable paddle glide, controlled wave trim from nose to mid-section, with tighter changes of direction from the tail.

FIN RECOMMENDATIONS: FCS II Tom Carroll SUP Quad for larger open face waves. FCS II 6″ LB Connect PG FCS II TC SUP Quad rears as side bites (2 1) for conditions demanding fast pivot turns. I like to ride with the centre fin as far forward as possible.


LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (supplied with board)Approx Weight Range
(based on novice to intermediate skill level)
8'0''26 11/16''3 13/32''76 ltr7.25" TC Center70kg / 154lb or less
8'8''29''4 5/16''112 ltr7.25" TC Center85kg / 187lb +
9'0''31''4 3/32''120 ltr7.25" TC Center90kg / 198lb or less
9'6''32 13/16''4 7/16''141 ltr7.25" TC Center95kg / 209lb or less


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Technical Info

Construction CX Constuction

Carbon Fusion (CX) is a multi-layer sandwich construction that’s formed through the use of several vacuum bag processes. The goal of this construction is to build a light-weight, strong and performance orientated board. Consisting of two layers of carbon, multiple layers of fibreglass and unidirectional carbon tape applied to a medium density EPS core, the vacuum bagging process is done after each layer is applied to ensure the maximum bond is formed, without an excess use of epoxy resin. This process produces a superb product that will more than meet the requirements of paddlers who want to push their performance.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our SUP construction page.

Board Concave Double Concave
Rail Chine Rail Bevels
Rider Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Wave Height 1-8ft Waves

3 reviews for Tom Carroll Paddle Surf Loose Leaf V2 – CX

    Florian Werbke November 28, 2018

    Loose Leaf 8,8 Version 2 is available since spring 2018 in Europe, too. The shape is little more flatened in the nose area with volume well spread what makes the whole board more stayable and relaxed moving in the line up and on the wave. Down the line you have that endless glide feeling even when doing those carve turns off the lip bs and fs. All in all the best SUP board to have in conditions around the globe including choppy wave conditions like mostly ever in the Baltics… Love SUP Surfing!

    Nick Paden August 29, 2018

    Had my Loose Leaf 9’0 V1 for a year am still so stoked with it. ..Brilliant to paddle out on and a ton of fun to ride I really like the stiffness and sensitivity .. with back foot planted I have total confidence to gouge a bottom turn and yet the board has such great glide down the line. Love it ! Perfect for North Sea and Scotland juice!

    Florian Werbke September 29, 2017

    We ride the Loose Leaf 8,8 Version 1 here down Northern parts of Europe. We ve been riding all those big name companies in SUPsurfing before but never had that perfect glide and endless surf feeling like on the Tom Carroll Loose Leaf in the past! Great experiences and development of Tom Carroll and Blane Chambers- thank you so much for it. Hope to get the Version 2 soon here in Europe.

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