Triple X Surfboards Review

Fun, Fast and Phenomenal – Triple X Soft Top Surfboards

Triple X offers an appealing line of Soft Top Surfboards. Their models differ in board shapes, lengths, and tail designs. From fun boards to classic beater board styles, these foamies are fun and affordable.

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Since 2004, this family-owned and operated company based in Jacksonville, Florida, has been in the business of making wave-riding boards for the beginner as well as the expert surfer.

All their boards are fun boards because of their versatility.

With removable fins, you can wake surf, skim board, and even body board on these durable and sturdy foamies.

When you’re off to the beach, the lake or the wave pool, grab a Triple X Soft Top Surfboard to guarantee the fun!

Wave riding options for everyone!

4'11" Bullet Black Ball Beater Style Soft Top Surfboard

4'11

  • Shape: Egg-shaped, full rounded nose, chop tail
  • Dimensions: 4' 11" x 21 x 3"
  • Best for: Beginner to Intermediate; 1- 3’ waves
  • Best Feature: Versatile board! Can use surfing, skim & knee boarding and wake surfing
  • Materials: IXPE skin heat laminated to commercial-grade foam core, HDPE bottom
  • Stringer(s): None
  • Fin(s): Twin thruster, fins removable and included
  • Leash: Double swivel leash

Why would you settle for a fun ocean day when you could have an unforgettably epic one?

At the beach, use this classic beater board to standup surf, skim along the shore where water meets sand, and body board. At the lake, tow it behind and ski boat and wake surf, or just float with it under the afternoon sun. An excellent choice for wave pools, too, because they are small and lightweight for travel.

This board surfs waves that are mushy and foamy, and waist-high waves with power. The chop tail moves a lot of water very quickly off the rails, making it a fast tail shape. Don’t waver on the 4’11” Waverly!



5'10 Soft Top Fishboard Surfboard

5'10 Soft Top Fishboard Surfboard

  • Shape: Hybrid fun / fish shape, full rounded nose, swallow tail
  • Dimensions: 5' 10" x 22 x 3"
  • Best for: Beginner to Intermediate; 1- 4’ waves
  • Best Feature: Board and tail shape makes turning on the rail a lot of fun!
  • Materials: IXPE skin heat laminated to commercial-grade foam core, HDPE bottom
  • Stringer(s): None
  • Fin(s): Twin thruster, fins removable and included
  • Leash: Double swivel leash

This is a fun shape for a board! Small in length but mighty in power, the rounded curves and swallow tail make this a great board for small wave days.

With this tail shape, it’s harder to pull off turn after turn because the “double pin” makes rail transitions harder. However, these pins give you the necessary bite to get into and stay riding those barreling steeper waves.



7'0 Soft Top Funboard Surfboard

7'0 Soft Top Funboard Surfboard

  • Shape: Fun board shape, rounded point nose, squash tail
  • Dimensions: 7’ x 22” x 3”
  • Best for: Beginner to Expert; 1- 5’ waves
  • Materials: IXPE skin heat laminated to commercial-grade foam core, HDPE bottom
  • Stringer(s): None
  • Fin(s): Tri-fin thruster, fins removable and included
  • Leash: Double swivel leash

The mini Malibu shape, the rocker and rail contour, and the three-fin thruster make this board great for intermediate and expert level riders, yet it has the stability and floatation to make it an easy board to learn on. The squash tail is a favorite for speed and maneuverability.

Grab this stick and hit the waves for an exceptionally fun time in the water, whether the waves are mushy white water or solid and clean-faced. This is a great board to add to your quiver!



4'11" Bullet Black Ball Beater Style Soft Top Surfboard

4'11

  • Shape: Hybrid egg- / fish-shaped, rounded nose, shallow V rounded swallow tail
  • Dimensions: 4' 11" x 21 x 3"
  • Best for: Beginner to Intermediate; 1- 4’ waves
  • Best Feature: Cool graphics
  • Materials: IXPE skin heat laminated to commercial-grade foam core, HDPE bottom
  • Stringer(s): None
  • Fin(s): Twin thruster, fins removable and included
  • Leash: Double swivel leash

Like the Waverly, the 4’11” Pink Hibiscus is a great board to use in most surf free/black ball zones. It is also a versatile board like the Waverly because of its many uses.

The pleasingly pink Polynesian hibiscus deck graphic is a tropical treat on any beach day. Don’t let the pink fool you, however. This board is a red-hot shredder, even on small wave days!

With it’s swallow tail, you get quick release of water off the rails for speed, and a concavity in the flow of water coming off the back for increased control throughout turns!



FAQ

How do I pick a good break for learning to surf?

If you find a break that consistently has mellow waves and longboarders careening down the line, you’ve found a pretty nice place to learn to surf. However, there are a few other things to pay attention to when scoping out your learning break, and sometimes these are more important than just a place with a consistently smaller wave size.

Get familiar with the general characteristics of the place. Learn what the tides do to the waves, how currents move through the area, and how different wave directions affect the break. Some waves work best on a pushing east tide (low to high) while others turn on only with a south swell at low tide. Always watch for currents – triangulate yourself in the water with landmarks to keep from drifting. Further, know the bottom – is it rock, sand or coral, as well as the type of break – point, beach, A-frame. It will likely become your home break, so you’ll want to get to know it inside and out as you surf it regularly over time.

Last, be observant of what the local vibe is. Some locals are more tolerant and helpful toward new comers than others. Be respectful – some of those locals grew up at that break. It’s their home. Show up regularly, and they’ll see that you’re serious about surfing. They’ll welcome serious and considerate surfers.


If I’m serious about learning to surf, what’s the best way to start?

The person serious about learning will want to start out with proper technique. Don’t learn bad habits you have to unlearn later. Get an experienced instructor or surfing friend who has successfully taught others to show you the basics and get you started on the right foot – or the left one, if you’re goofy-footed!

Surfing is a complex activity that requires a lot of practice with returns that are hard to appreciate until the time when things start to “click” for you.

Surfing is not so much a sport or activity. It’s a way of life. Best way to start becoming a surfer, is to start living like one.


What will make a fast board, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or Polyurethane (PU) foam?

Either. The foam type affects flex and durability more than speed.



Verdict

These are fun boards no matter the pick. Each of these boards is great for use in various conditions because of the removable fins and overall durable foam construction. You get great floatation, even with the smaller-sized boards.

If you have absolutely no experience with surfing, any of these Triple X boards will be fun to get in the water with. Play around on small to medium-size days, or challenge yourself by trying a shorter board. Triple X has a ride for you!