BZ Soft Top Foam Surfboards Review

Get Your Body on a BZ Surfboard

Learn to surf waves, have fun in the ocean, and advance your skills sooner rather than later with one of these amazing soft-top surfboards from BZ.

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Known mostly for their superb line of bodyboards, BZ also makes safe and reliable surfboards. Surf school instructors and those new to surfing should have BZ Surfboards on their radar!

Several characteristics make BZ Surfboards a great choice. BZ Surfboards have dual maple wood stringers embedded into the strong PH core.

Stringers add strength, which prevents the board from snapping or getting too flexible with repeated use.

Stringers also give you the most solid ride you’ll get from a soft top!

BZ shapes their surfboards beautifully. They have a full body that gives them buoyancy and the ability to catch waves easily. There is some rocker, which helps the rider do more turning on a wave than pearling trying to catch it. The squash tail is one of the most versatile shapes because it gives you more control when waves are soft and slow as well as when they’re pumping with some size.

The best thing is BZ uses stainless steel screws instead of plastic plugs. You get a reliable, safe and well-made board without down time waiting for replacements of special-sized plastic plugs and fasteners that come loose or break off on your first use.

The only problem . . . should you get the 6’ or the 7’ board? Good question! Let’s take a look at each.

Product Line


BZ 6’ Soft Surfboard

7ft Soft Foam Surfboards

  • Shape: Short board, narrow nose, squash tail, slight rocker
  • Dimensions: 6’
  • Best for: Novice to Intermediate surfers; 2-4’ waves
  • Materials: EPS core, HDPE slick bottom, PE non-skid deck; heat laminated
  • Fin System: Tri-Fin set-up, 3 semi-rigid fins included
  • Stringer(s): Dual maple wood
  • Leash: Included
  • Best Feature: Stainless steel screw attachments as opposed to plastic plugs

BZ’s Blazing Short Board

The BZ 6’ Soft Surfboard is perfect for the person looking to progress into surfing a shorter board, and would be ideal to use as a transition to a fiberglass board.

Still buoyant and stable, this 6’ has a slick surlyn bottom for smooth gliding, and a short board shape to let you start developing your unique surfing style.



BZ 7' Soft Surfboard

BZ 6' Soft Surfboards

  • Shape: Fun board, full-rounded nose, squash tail, slight rocker
  • Dimensions: 7’
  • Best for: Beginner to novice surfers; 1-3’ waves
  • Materials: EPS core, HDPE slick bottom, PE non-skid deck; heat laminated
  • Fin System: Tri-Fin set-up, 3 semi-rigid fins included
  • Stringer(s): Dual maple wood
  • Leash: Included
  • Best Feature: Stainless steel screw attachments as opposed to plastic plugs

BZ’s Fun Fun Fun Board

BZ 7’ Soft Surfboard is perfect for beginners yet still offers the novice surfer a fun ride. The full-rounded nose, squash tail and incredible buoyancy all help to give the rider moderate maneuverability with a very stable platform to stand on.

This board is great for kids just learning to surf. Being a foamie with semi-rigid fins there is less chance for injury should the board hit the rider. One thing to note, however, is that it may be a bit big for a kid to carry alone.




FAQ

Does the non-skid deck of BZ Surfboards need wax?

Only a light coating of wax is necessary. The polyethylene decks have a texture designed to hold the least amount of wax while providing the most grip.


How do I keep from digging the nose in when paddling for a wave?

BZ Surfboards have a bit of rocker to reduce the chance of pearling on your take off. Try laying further back on the board, arching your upper body when paddling, and catching a wave early, before it actually breaks.


Which ankle wears the leash?

If you ran up to slide across a patch of ice, you’d wear your surf leash on the ankle of the back leg, not the forward foot initiating the slide.




Verdict

It is hard to go wrong buying a BZ Surfboard. They are resilient! You’ll spend more time surfing and less time on ding repairs. They are durable – you can bounce them off the bottom, surf them right onto shore, and drop them accidentally.

To decide between the 6’ and 7’ lengths depends upon your surfing skills. A longer board is better for beginners and a shorter board caters to those who want to advance their surfing abilities. Making the transition from surfing a longboard to surfing a short board is easier with the 6’ model. Either way, BZ surfboards are worth the price!