Softboard Riversurfen

Softboard Performance Redefined

For the “Puffin” pool and- river surfboards we have reinvented the softboard. Our goal for these surfboards was very simple: maximum possible softboard performance and best possible durability. We believe that these boards are the best performing softboards for rapid, pool & riversurfing on the market.

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The construction, board geometry and the fin setup were all developed specifically for the requirements of pool & river surfing and satisfy the highest demands. The shape of these boards corresponds to our hardboard shape “Space Twin”.

The Shape

This shape offers a completely new approach in this board class and can be classified as a “Performance Alternative Shape”. The shape generates a lot of speed and allows style-oriented high performance surfing.

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The top of this board features a special concave shape, which results in reduced thickness. The shape covers a very wide range of use and is also particularly suitable for surfers who regularly surf waves of both “powerful” and “medium” wave classification.

The Construction

Here we use only the highest quality materials. The look of the surfboard is that of a classic softboard, but the construction is that of a hardboard with a softshell. This makes the surfboards as stiff and direct to ride as hardboards. The board is made of EPS Foam Core, top laminate with 2 x 6oz fiberglass and a sandwich wood layer, which make the boards resilient to pressure dings. Bottom laminate is 2 x 4oz fiberglass. The IXPE soft top layer has a “crocodile emboss” structure, which makes waxless surfing possible. The HDPE bottom layer is extra impact resistant.

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On the fin setup, we go new ways. Instead of the usual thruster setup, the Space Twin series has a twin fin + stabilizer setup. Whether you want to ride the shape as a twin fin or as a twin fin with a small center fin is a matter of personal taste.

Instead of laminated fin boxes we use “through the deck” Softfin FCS I Plugs. These can be equipped with soft fins, composite fins or fiber reinforced fins. If a fin box gets damaged, it can be replaced with a few simple steps.

The Range of Use

We have already tested the Space Twin Shape on all major rapid, pool and- river waves. The alternative performance shape results in a very wide range of use.

4’10 Space Twin riders weight
weak wave
30-45 kg
medium wave
40-65 kg
powerful wave
55-75 kg

weak: Plattling, Bremgarten, …
medium: Floßlände, Almkanal, Cunovo (CZ)
powerful: Eisbach, Citywave, UNIT Wave

5’0 Space Twin riders weight
weak wave
35-50 kg
medium wave
50-75 kg
powerful wave
70-90 kg

weak: Plattling, Bremgarten, …
medium: Floßlände, Almkanal, Cunovo (CZ)
powerful: Eisbach, Citywave, UNIT Wave


  Available Sizes: 4’10” & 5’0″
  4’10” x 19″ 1/8 x 1″ 5/8 @ 23,7 liter
  5’0″ x 19 3/4″ x 1″ 5/8 @ 25,1 liter
  Resin & Core: Epoxy, EPS Foam Core
  Construction: Sandwich / Wood / Fiberglas
  Waxless “crocodile emboss” Softtop
  Impact Resistant HDPE Bottom Layer
  Fin Setup: FCS I Twin + Stabiliser