Epoxy Surfboard Buyers Guide
Epoxy surfboards are known for being lighter and stronger than traditional fiberglass surfboards. In general, a lot of people like epoxy surfboards because of their durability, strength and buoyancy. Epoxy surfboards are made out of very buoyant materials and therefore when put together they make a surfboard that has great floatation. However, a lot of people also feel epoxy surfboards do not ride the same as a traditional fiberglass surfboard. Some people complain that they are too stiff and too light, but others enjoy those characteristics of epoxy boards as well. We make two different types of epoxy surfboards.
eS1 Epoxy Surfboards: The eS1 surfboard is a very light weight and strong construction. The board starts out as an EPS foam core and it is layered with a combination of hexcel fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. We then top the board off with a layer of our eS1 composite sheet for flex. The board is then sanded down and painted with an exterior coat of high density gloss paint. Every eS1 epoxy surfboard then gets finished with a protective layer that will keep your surfboard looking good for years; it will never yellow!
eS2 Epoxy Surfboards: The eS2 surfboard is made the same way as our eS1 epoxy surfboard, but with different materials. The board is shaped from a high density extruded EPS foam core. Next, it gets layered with a combination of JPS fiberglass cloth and resin research epoxy. We then add a layer of our new eS2 composite sheet for flex. The combination of all these materials create a surfboard that is very responsive, light weight and similar to the feel of a fiberglass board in the water. Lastly, the board also has the appearance of a fiberglass board! Our eS2 epoxy surfboards get painted on the foam just like a fiberglass board and since resin research epoxy is crystal clear, the designs look great.
All Epoxy surfboards are great surfboards because of the floatation, weight and strength. With an epoxy surfboard the floatation makes it easier to paddle and catch waves. The epoxy resin is about 35% stronger than the resin used with fiberglass surfboards, so therefore it is more resistant to dings. It is very common to put a lot of dings into your surfboard. Epoxy surfboards help people keep their surfboards in good shape and they are less fragile than a fiberglass surfboard. All these features make epoxy surfboards great for beginners to advanced surfers.
If you have never surfed an epoxy surfboard, it's worth giving one a try and seeing what all the talk is about. Hopefully this surfboard buyers guide taught you a lot of information about epoxy or EPS surfboards. Let us know if you have any questions about which type of surfboard is best for your surfing level !!!