The Liquid Shredder Surfboard Review

Five Fantastic “Foamies”

Incredibly fun! Highly durable! Eye and wave catching!

Fast, streamlined and maneuverable are not typical words used to describe the average “foamie” surfboard. You don’t hear words like sleek, retro or hand-shaped either. However, when describing Liquid Shredder’s Foam Special Edition (FSE) Surfboards, these are exactly the words you would use. The shape, rail and rocker design is similar to fiberglass boards, and these qualities set the Liquid Shredder FSE boards apart from other foamies on the market!

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Even better than fiberglass because they are more ding-resistant, these slick-bottomed boards can generate speed. The rubber sealed, flexible fins resist leakage, and the closed-cell foam construction resists water absorption. With excellent buoyancy, these boards catch waves easier. Because they are lightweight, you can be more agile and quick on a wave. Additionally, they come in a range of fun flashy colors!

If you’re just learning to surf, or if you’ve been surfing for a while and are looking to improve your skills, the Liquid Shredder FSE Surfboards are worth looking at. They are durable boards and even used in sanctioned surf competitions!

No matter the board length, the rail and rocker design of the Liquid Shredder FSE boards make them similar to fiberglass surfboards. The absolute best part is these boards are low-priced for their quality construction and perfect for first-time board buyers because they hold their resale value.

Here is a review Liquid Shredder’s five FSE Surfboards.

5' 10 Retro Fish FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard

Cool Retro

Liquid Shredder takes highly advanced technology and mixes it with their high performance expectations to make a highly maneuverable foam board.

The cool twin-fin set up is just plain fun; you can really carve those wave faces because the swallowtail shape gives the board more hold and traction.

You can get through those slower sections and still maintain control in and out of your turns. A well-rounded nose gives this board a lot of stability when paddling.

Great for novice wave riders, but the more experienced surfer would have a blast on this board, too!

  • Shape: Fish, full-rounded nose, low rocker, swallow tail
  • Dimensions: 5’10” x 21” x 2.5”
  • Dimensions: 5’10” x 21” x 2.5”
  • Board weight: 8.5 pounds
  • Weight capacity: 90-120-pounds
  • Best for: Novice & Experienced surfers; 2-5’ waves
  • Characteristics: High-performance “RAD Ripper”
  • Materials: EPE deck, EPS core, PP hard slick bottom; Heat laminated (no glue)
  • Fin System: Removable Twin-fin, included
  • Stringer(s): Dual wooden
  • Leash: Sold separately
  • Warranty: 90-day non-commercial use warranty through Liquid Shredder
  • Best Feature: Highly maneuverable
10 Retro Fish FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard review



6ft FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard

Stylin’ Short Board

Look good and surf like a pro on this classic short board foamie.

The dimensions and weight make this board easy to carry around in your car, as well as to and from the beach, and easier to maneuver in the water also.

With a sharper shape to the nose, it’s easier to duck dive this board in whitewater and to drop in on steeper waves without pearling. Get waves, short board style!

  • Shape: Classic short board
  • Board weight: 9-pounds
  • Dimensions: 6′ x 20″ x 2.5″
  • Weight capacity: 95-120-pounds
  • Best for: Novice & Experienced surfers; 2-5’ waves
  • Characteristics: Maneuverable
  • Materials: EPE deck, EPS core, PP hard slick bottom; Heat laminated (no glue)
  • Fin System: Removable Tri-fin Thruster, included
  • Stringer(s): Dual wooden
  • Leash: Sold separately
  • Warranty: 90-day non-commercial use warranty through Liquid Shredder
  • Best feature: Sharper nose-shape
6ft FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard review


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7ft FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard

Malibu Style

This is the classic shape for fun wave riding in all kinds of conditions. You get aspects of both a short and long board all in one.

The dimensions give tremendous stability whether you’re in slow mushy waves or fast heavy ones. The somewhat rounded nose is in between a pointed and full round nose.

The nose fullness helps with catching waves and keeping balanced, but may be a little harder to maneuver unless you’re back on the tail, hence the longboard aspect.

However, the short board aspect is the squash tail, which is edgy and angular, making the board very responsive and allowing for sharper, looser turns.

The wider tail has more surface area, which translates to more lift and ease of maintaining speed, is super handy for getting past slower wave sections. A squash tail also gives you more control in steeper and bigger waves.

  • Shape: Mini-Malibu fun board
  • Board weight: 10-pounds
  • Weight capacity: 95-140-pounds up to 190-pounds for more experienced riders
  • Best for: Beginner, Novice & Experienced surfers; 1-7’ waves
  • Materials: EPE deck, EPS core, PP hard slick bottom; Heat laminated (no glue)
  • Characteristics: Perfect combination of short and long board features
  • Materials: EPE deck, EPS core, PP hard slick bottom; Heat laminated (no glue)
  • Fin System: Removable Tri-fin Thruster, included
  • Stringer(s): Dual wooden
  • Leash: Sold separately
  • Warranty: 90-day non-commercial use warranty through Liquid Shredder
  • Best feature: Versatile
7ft FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard review


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8ft FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard

Toes off the Nose

It’s the classic longboard shape with the classic wave carving capabilities!

This board is on the shorter end of the spectrum of longboard lengths, but the shape is what gives it the smooth riding qualities, the wider nose for hanging toes, and excellent stability.

Like all Liquid Shredder FSE Surfboards, the design makes this board sleek and maneuverable!

Have fun walking the length, from tail to nose to hang ten!

  • Shape: Classic Longboard
  • Dimensions: 8’ x 21.5” x 3”
  • Board weight: 13.5-pounds
  • Weight capacity: 95-175-pounds, up to 200-pounds for more experienced riders
  • Best for: Beginner, Novice & Experienced surfers; 1-7’ waves
  • Characteristics: Sleek, longboard wave riding
  • Materials: EPE deck, EPS core, PP hard slick bottom; Heat laminated (no glue)
  • Fin System: Removable Tri-fin Thruster, included
  • Stringer(s): Dual wooden & one fiberglass
  • Leash: Sold separately
  • Warranty: 90-day non-commercial use warranty through Liquid Shredder
  • Best feature: Carves waves with ease
Liquid Shredder 8ft



9ft FSE Foamie Soft Surfboard

The All-around Board

“Fun, easy, the whole family uses it,” is a popular response by reviewers of this board.

Like all their boards, this one also has a soft, but durable ding-resistant deck and flexible fins that greatly reduce your chances of incurring injuries.

A broad, stable learning platform for the beginner and sleek rail design for the more experienced make this longboard fun in the water for any level of wave riding.

Particularly a great board for giving surf lessons with, and is perfect as a rental board.

  • Shape: Classic Longboard
  • Dimensions: 9’ x 24.5” x 3”
  • Board weight: 17.5-pounds
  • Weight capacity: 95-190-pounds, up to 220-pounds for more experienced riders
  • Best for: Beginner, Novice & Experienced surfers; 1-7’ waves
  • Characteristics: Perfect beginner board
  • Materials: EPE deck, EPS core, PP hard slick bottom; Heat laminated (no glue)
  • Fin System: Removable Tri-fin Thruster, included
  • Stringer(s): Dual wooden & one fiberglass
  • Leash: Sold separately
  • Warranty: 90-day non-commercial use warranty through Liquid Shredder
Liquid Shredder 9ft




FAQ

Do I have to wax my foamie?

You don’t have to – the unique deck material is non-skid even when wet. However, it’s probably not a bad idea to apply a light coating of wax your first few surf sessions.


Are fins, spare parts and repair kits available for these boards?

Yes, original parts and replacements are available, obtained online directly through Liquid Shredder.


What kind of warranty do you get from Liquid Shredder?

Liquid Shredder guarantees the FSE boards reviewed here as well as their parts and accessories for 90-days from the date of purchase. If you buy directly from Liquid Shredder, there is no need to register the products(s), however if purchased elsewhere, you have 30-days to register the purchase.

Warranties do not cover boards damaged by impact or those neglected and left in extreme temperatures that compromise the material. Additionally, the warranty will cover the original purchaser and it is transferrable within 90-days to another person, should you sell the board, provided you supply the original and dated proof of purchase.


These boards do not come with leashes – how do I pick the right leash?

Your leash should be at least the length of your board. Too short a leash will cause you and the board to collide more. Verify if the specified length is just the leash length, or if it includes the cuff and rail saver.

For bigger waves, you want a longer, thicker leash, but both these factors create drag. Beginners might go with a thicker leash that is about 1-foot longer than the length of the board while more experienced riders can use a thinner leash about 6-inches longer than their board. If you compete, go with a thinner leash for less drag.

Most importantly, get a leash that has stainless steel swivels. You can a leash that has only one swivel, but serious surfers want a leash with two! Find a comfortable cuff with padding and a double wrap system. Cuffs come in all different sizes. One that is too big will have overlap on the wrap and will tend to circumnavigate your lower leg as you surf or come off altogether. Cuffs with key pockets are very handy. The rail saver may seem insignificant, but it’s not – while similar, rail savers differ in subtle ways, so take a good look at what you’re getting. Too thick and you have drag, too thin and you have no protection for your rails with the added worry of it snapping.

Finally, any leash will stretch with repeated use. Over time, inspect the stretched length of your leash – it may be that you need to shorten it up by replacing it!


Are foamie surfboards cool?

In the past, no – they labeled you as a beginner. However, foamies have come a long way in their shapes and designs. Nowadays, even experienced surfers enjoy riding foamies. On those tiny days when there’s only a hint of a wave, a longboard foamie is super fun. On bigger days, it’s a bonus when you can get into the waves earlier, and the foamie’s buoyancy lets you do just that!




The Verdict

The Choice is Yours!

The choice really depends upon your current wave riding abilities, your personal surfing goals, and your individual physique, specifically, height and weight. Further, you may want characteristics in a board that are suited for your home break – where you’ll do a majority of your surfing. Maybe you wish to travel more with your board or challenge your skills with learning new tricks. Whether it’s a step up or a step down in size, any of these boards will be fun to ride!