The Casper foamie surfboard by Gold Coast Surfboards is the best surfboard for beginners for a number of reasons. To start, it measures in at six feet, eight inches, so it’s the perfect length for the newbie in search of a board that’s easy to transport and handle.
In terms of thickness, it’s just under three inches. Designed for speed and durability, this is the ultimate board to learn on and one that won’t let you down.
Overview and Features
This board is perfect for surfers of all skill levels, but it’s a great buy for the beginner who is ready to advance from a longboard foamie to a shorter board with a more aggressive design. The board’s versatility makes surfing in any type of water condition totally possible.
The Casper weighs in at just fifteen pounds and has a user weight limit of two hundred and fifty pounds.
Often, foamies aren’t recommended for intermediate or advanced surfers, but the Casper features an innovative design that makes it perfect for surfers of all skill levels.
As far as handling, this model can take on small or large waves easily, thanks to the swallow tail and performance thruster nose that gives the surfer total control in any type of water condition.
Beginners and seasoned surfers alike will enjoy the board’s smooth turning capabilities, speed, and textured surface.
A board that can easily carve down the line and makes tight turns, the beginner will benefit from a board that’s very stable and buoyant.
This package comes with a fingerprint textured foam deck, FCSII fin boxes, rubber die-cut logo, GoPro mount, and leash plug.
The board features real layers of bamboo complete with a slick HDPE plastic bottom for ultimate speed.
This foamie was built for speed. Just take a look at the hand tapered rails that allow the board to slice through the water cleanly, at impressive speeds.
The nose and tail design make it totally possible to handle any sized wave, easily.
For added release on turns, the board is equipped with a single concave design through the bottom of the board. The I-beam stringer, which covers the full length of the board, adds to its stability
The fingerprint texture on the top of the board makes pop-ups and riding waves a cinch. Unlike other boards that require wax to improve gripability, board wax with the Casper just isn’t necessary.
The enclosed foam core is made out of tough EPS foam, for a board that’s one hundred percent waterproof.
- This board is CNC machined for improved durability.
- The rails are hand tapered.
- Comes complete with a thruster nose and squash tail.
- The bamboo layers improve rigidity and handling.
- The wide tail and low rocker make this board great for rough waves.
- Solid FCS plugs.
- With no unwanted flex, this board offers a more stable ride.
This board doesn’t come with a leash or a tri-fin system.
This user-friendly board is perfect for larger surfers of all skill levels.
For some, the price was an issue.
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly buy, check out the Gold Coast Surfboards Heritage Soft Top Foam Surfboard.
Conclusion and Rating
Gold Coast is a leading brand in the industry, and with the introduction of the Casper, you can easily see why. Aside from the difference in weight, you’ll find yourself forgetting that this is a foamie and not a true epoxy or fiberglass surfboard. Made from top of the line materials that focus on rigidity, durability, and speed, the Casper is a foam surfboard that has it all. We gave this model a rating of five out of five stars.