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The Rise of the Softboard

  With summer approaching and the thought of the swathes of colourful softboards soon to be pouring over the dunes and onto our beaches, we felt it necessary to look deeper into what we have deemed ‘The rise of the softboard’ !   Let’s start off by rewinding 5-10 years. Those choosing to hit the line-up with a soft surfboard were instantly placed in the beginner or even harsher ‘kook’ category. How times have changed! Today the surfer running past you with a colourful soft top under his arm may well be one of your beach’s best surfers or perhaps even a WSL standout or surf movie superstar!   Like it or not, softboards are here to stay and let’s...

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