We have curated this Wave Pool Surfboard collection based on feedback from a range of surfers of varying abilities but focusing on the beginner to intermediate surfer. The feedback is that the due to the fresh water, as opposed to salt water, the wave pool boards like a bit more volume.
We have selected a range that is tailored to maximize performance and enjoyment on the consistent smaller waves experienced in wave pools. From the speed and stability of low rockered surfboards to the agility of hybrid designs, each board was selected to enhance your wave pool experience.
We think the Wave Pool is much like a golf driving range. It’s a place to have fun and use the methodical nature of the Wave Pool wave to hone your skills, experiment with your surfing and really make the most of the fantastic opportunity that Wave Pools present to surfers around the world. This technology has taken a long time to get it. It’s time to make the most of it.

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The best surfboards for wave pools

When it comes to surfing in wave pools, selecting the best surfboard can significantly enhance your experience and performance. The ideal surfboard for wave pools should balance maneuverability, stability, and responsiveness, catering to the consistent and often smaller waves these environments produce.

The best hybrid surfboards for wave pools

A popular choice among enthusiasts is the fish surfboard. Known for its wider, flatter shape and shorter length, the fish surfboard excels in generating speed even on softer, slower waves typical of wave pools. The extra width and volume provide stability, making it an excellent choice for surfers of all skill levels. For those looking for more performance-oriented options, a hybrid surfboard, which combines elements of a shortboard and a fish, can be a fantastic choice. These boards maintain the speed and stability of a fish while incorporating the responsiveness and agility of a shortboard, perfect for executing more advanced maneuvers. We recommend the Modern Surfboards Highline 2.0 as a great fish/shortboard hybrid.

The best soft surfboards for wave pools

Choosing a soft surfboard for riding in a wave pool is also an excellent option for several reasons. Soft surfboards are designed with a forgiving, foam-based construction, which makes them incredibly safe and beginner-friendly. Their soft tops reduce the risk of injury, which is particularly beneficial in the controlled environment of a wave pool where falls can be frequent, especially for novices. Additionally, soft surfboards offer excellent buoyancy and stability, making it easier to catch and ride waves with confidence. Their durable, low-maintenance design ensures long-lasting performance, making them a practical choice for both beginners and experienced surfers seeking a fun, worry-free ride in wave pools. For begonners we recommend our range of Gnaraloo soft surfboards and for intermediate to advanced surfers looking for a lot of fun we recommend our Epoxy Soft range of soft surfboards.

Ultimately, the best surfboard for surf wave pools is one that matches your skill level and surfing style, ensuring an enjoyable and exhilarating experience every time you hit the waves.

To find out more about our range, get in touch with us today by email or call us toll free on 1300 857 791