standard eps surfboard
This is your standard EPS surfboard that you can order custom in our custom order page. Using a standard Expanded Polystyrene (EPS for short or think of the old esky’s, a very opened cell foam) with a plywood stringer blank after shaped it is glassed using epoxy resin with two layers of four ounce fibre glass on the deck and one layer of four ounce fibre glass on the bottom.
Usually added with a patch of carbon fibre or patches of four ounce fibre glass to wrap around the tail to prevent the rail/tail from crushing or denting severely (commonly known as ‘tail cancer’). Using an EPS blank it’s typically the lightest of the three foams used in surfboard construction resulting in a much lighter board translating to increased buoyancy and floatation!
The advantage of better buoyancy is added paddling speed and increased manoeuvrability allowing you to ride a smaller board. EPS foam core is also known for it’s great durability. Together these make your board marginally lighter then the standard PU surfboard. We recommend EPS technology with our small wave models for a very light and fun time in poor surf conditions.
Raw Material Summary/Legend
Blank: the core of the surfboard that is shaped
Stringer: plywood in middle of surfboard foam for strength
Polyurethane / PU core: a type of surfboard core foam used with polyester resin
Expanded Polystyrene / EPS core: a type of surfboard core foam used with epoxy resin
Epoxy resin: resin that is used to laminate either PU or EPS (more commonly EPS) surfboard foam
Polyester resin: resin that is used the laminate PU surfboard foam
Carbon: carbon fibre commonly used for added strength
Fibreglass: a woven fabric that waterproofs a surfboards core when applied with resin
4 oz: the most common strength of fibre glass weave used to waterproof and apply strength to a surfboard, also commonly doubled up for extra strength i.e. 4oz x 4oz
6 oz: the second most common strength of fibre glass weave used to waterproof and apply strength to a surfboard, also commonly doubled up for extra strength i.e. 6oz x 6oz
UL: ultra light, meaning the use of ultra light surfboard foam core or ultra light glassing using 4 layer not 2 layers of fibreglass.