Softies, Coolites, Foamies, Softtops, Beaters, Esky lids… Bondi is the global mecca of these incredibly buoyant surf vehicles. Everywhere I look these days I see Softies in the surf at Bondi. It’s a revolution! There are more soft boards than hard boards these days. Not saying it’s bad or nuttin’ – just an observation.
My kids ride mini softies, the Dune Buggy, and love ’em. The wifie thinks she’s ripping on her huge chunk of foam. I saw this Modom softie up at Surfculture, which is the closest thing to a normal PU board I’ve seen (not sure you could ride it in the flags though.) I’ve heard great things about Mick Fanning’s foamies, but you’ll pay for it as they’re priced close to a normal PU shortboard.
Summer’s coming, Tama’s flags will be up soon and they haven’t banned softies at North Bondi (yet). What’s your favourite foamie brand/model?
Today – NE winds and swell, occasionally head high. Very overcast. North Bondi has some grovelling type peaks, but Tamarama had the best wave, but the 5:30am high tide was killing it. Super fat. Better on the low, and you can check out the Scultpures by the Sea which kicks off today.
See you down at Bondi with Prince Harry and Megs tomorrow.
Onya, :: uge