Catch Surf has a ton of boards variations they offer in their Beater surfboard line. We are going to break it down so you can make an easier decision.
Whether you're a seasoned or beginner surfer. In fact, Catch Surf's first surfboard produced is are actually The Beater. It has a water-resistant cores, dual wood stringers that runs vertical in the foam that give the board extra support, and high-density bottoms which make these boards stiff, durable and fun to surf. If fun is your surfing goal, Catch Surf is a good place to start.
Catch Surf - Beater Surfboards Review
For the beginner surfer: Be sure to get one of the bigger Beaters that has fins. The pop-through fins will work for your first season. Also, get leash. You want to catch as many waves as you can, not swim for your board every time you fall.
For the experienced surfer: Get a board that is going to float you well. You can go much smaller with these softboards because, well, they are softboards and they float great. Go for one of the Pro models that have the hi-performance fin system. This system will mimic your fiberglass board more closely than one of the Beaters with the pop-through fins systems. The extra money spend will be worth it.
We don't see a need to consider any of the finless boards when you can just take out the fins of one of the Pro models if you want to do 360s when you surf. The only exception is if you want to treat your Beater like a skim board. If that is the case, consider a finless Beater as dragging the fin box into the sand will most likely damage the fin box at some point down the line.
All of the Original PRO models come with the hi-performance fin system and 4” Beater PRO model Keel fins. These are the standard fins. If you really want to push your surfing on a Beater buy the ULTRA Hi-Perf Tri Fin set or Quad Fin set.
There looks like there is a lot to choose from among the Beater Board variations, and there is but we can simplify it a bit. The bigger the board buy, the more you are going to pay. The better the fins and the fin system, the more you will pay. Our recommendation ist to go for one of the pro models, up grade the fins and hit the water. Catch Surf gives you plenty to choose from on Amazon.
Here is a general breakdown of all of Catch Surf's Beat Boards:
Catch Surf 54" Twin Fin and Finless Surfboard Review
This strong, lightweight and water-resistant, multi-purpose board is fully customizable for boardsport fans of all ages. It has 3.5-inch or 4" keel fins depending on the model, which can be removed. Maximum performance and maneuverability come from the tapered D-rails and a twin-channel crescent tail. The maple and plywood stringer and high-density bottom construction make it one of the toughest boards on the beach.
It even has a pop-through leash at the tail to ensure the board stays with the surfer.The soft top and four-foot length make the original 54" twin fin a great beginner board for young kids or smaller adults. The two-fin design allows beginners to learn to maneuver in small waves before moving on to the big swells. It works equally well as a bodyboard or kneeboard.
Original 54" - Finless
- Art Options: Blue/Stripes, Pink/Tie Dye, Electric/Stripes, Pilsner/Checker, Turquoise/80's Steeze, White/Gradient, Black/Cheetah
- Length: 48"
- Fin set up: It comes finless.
Here's the finless shark graphic Beater from Catch Surf:
Original 54" - Twin Fin
- Length: 54"
- Fin set up: Twin fin with 3.5" or 4" fins
We have a couple of variations to choose from. The slightly terrifying shark model and the original graphics.
The below twin-fin comes with 3.5" keel fins.
The below twin-fin comes 4" Beater PRO model Keel fins.
Twin PRO 54" Kalani Robb Review
The Twin PRO 54" Kalani Robb model is lightweight, water-resistant and has durable board features such as custom graphics and an impact-resistant HDPE slick skin.
Four-inch Beater PRO model twin keel fins make up this high-performance fin system. Tapered D-rails and a twin-channel crescent tail give excellent performance for fast finless surfing. The board from Catch Surf includes a pop-through leash plug at the tail.
Perfect for teens or adults, the Twin PRO 54 Pro lets you take your surf game to the next level. You'll be charging and carving with the best of them.
- Variations/Art: Tyler Stanaland, Jamie O'Brien (JOB), Kalani Robb, Julian Wilson, Johnny Redmond, 10th Anniversary Edition (Double-butt shot)
- Length: 54"
- Fin set up: Twin fin.
Catch Surf Wave Bandit Surfboard Review
The Wave Bandit is a smaller foam board from Catch Surf coming it at 4'10. It's another great option if you want to get your foam-board freak on. This is a solid option if you want a foamie that performs.
Wave Bandit WB410T-BG Ben Gravy Performer Twin
- Graphics: White, Green with a skull pineapple
- Length: 4' 10"
- Fin set up: Twin fin.
- Needs wax: You want to wax this board.
- Surfing style: This foam board is designed with the performance surfer in mind.
- Stringer: It's got one.
Catch Surf Wave Bandit Shred Sled Twin Fin Soft Surfboard
This board is made for fun, not performance. It will lack the structural integrity of the Ben Gravy model. It's great for having fun, but not for the performance-minded surfer.
- Variations: Choose from black, blue or pink models.
- Length: 54"
- Fin set up: Twin fin
- Stringer: none.
Catch the Ultimate Wave With Catch Surf Review
Since Catch Surf boards are designed with removable fins, you may be wondering when to use or remove them. For use as a surfboard, attaching the twin fins is the way to go. For a day of leisure surfing without fancy moves and tricks, a single fin does the trick. One fin is also good for beginners, as it provides stability and control.
Catch Surf beater boards are available in a wide range of bold patterns, graphic prints, pastel shades and fluorescent hues to perfectly match your mood or personality. Surfers of all ages find these colorful and high-performance boards make a great first surfboard, extra board or bodyboard or kneeboard. Grab your Catch Surf beater board and embrace the waves, dude.