The eight-foot Heritage surfboard by Gold Coast Surfboards is a longboard that’s perfect for beginners. The board features a squash tail, round nose, and soft top. A board that’s designed with the newbie in mind, you’ll find it’s easy to catch waves of any size with the Heritage.
A great, affordable board that’s perfect for beginners and one that will work for the more advanced surfer as well, the Heritage is definitely a board you can grow with.
Overview and Features
This model offers a unique soft top design and comes loaded with features that promote durability and easy handling, especially when compared to other longboards in this price range.
Fast and highly maneuverable, this board allows the beginner to catch a wave early on, offering impressive acceleration and an innovative design that makes this board one of the most stable models around.
This board comes with a leash plug, five fin screws, three thruster screw-in fins, a nine-foot surfboard leash, and of course, the soft top board.
This eight-foot longboard is just under two-feet wide and comes equipped with a squash tail complete with a rubber bumper. This type of tail design is perfect for executing sharp turns.
The XPE foam deck features a compressed croc-skin texture, which means no board wax is required. The bottom of the deck features an HDPE surface, with a double concave design that runs from the tail to the nose. The slight tail rocker allows the surfer to easily handle sharper turns.
The nose rocker is beginner-friendly and helps to prevent nose diving.
The EPS closed cell core features three stringers: 1 2/3 length fiberglass center rod, and two full-length wooden stringers.
This board has a max weight capacity of two hundred and seventy pounds, which is pretty impressive for a model in this price range.
In terms of construction, Gold Coast uses a type of mold and vacuum sealed process to improve the board’s overall durability. This production process is more effective than the methods and materials used by competing manufacturers. Commonly, other boards in this price range are made out of a type of low-quality heated laminate. Many lower priced boards that are made out of heated laminate don’t have a reputation for lasting very long.
The bottom deck design features cross-hatch impact threading that’s designed to disperse and absorb direct impact.
- The rails are hand tapered.
- A fast board that catches waves easily, and floats well.
- Higher user weight capacity compared to competing models.
- This board can handle large and small wave sets with ease.
- Steady even in choppier water conditions
- Offers a lightweight design, weighing in at just twenty-three pounds.
- No board wax needed
- This board comes with some great extras, so you’ll have everything you need to get started.
For some surfers, the thickness of the board can take some getting used too.
If you’re searching for a board that’s easier to handle, check out this best-selling foam model, the Raystreak 7’2″ Crocodile Groove Soft Surfboard.
Conclusion and Rating
If you’re a beginner who’s in search of a surfboard that’s highly stable, look no firther.
The Heritage by Gold Coast Surfboards is fast, highly maneuverable and it can handle a wide variety of water conditions. Plus, it’s just plain fun to ride. The soft top, sleek design, and reputation for durability make it one of the best surfboards for beginners. Additionally, the board’s durability and easy handling make it a great board to progress with and a model that will last for several seasons to come. We gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars.