5'6" Mini Simmons - Foamy
The Paragon Mini Simmons is all about speed and flow. The front third of the board is very flat (speed), while the rest of the board transitions from a single to double concave with vee out the tail (loose). This board excels in small conditions and it will guarantee to increase your wave count.
Unlike other soft tops on the market, this board is constructed from a hand-shaped epoxy core and has a high-density wood stringer. The rails and bottom contours are also hand-shaped, and the board is finished with Hexcel cloth and epoxy resin. The top deck/rails are wrapped and vacuum-sealed with a texturized EVA foam.
As a result, this board has the cushy feel of a foamy coupled with the performance/durability of a high-performance surfboard. Gone are the days of waxing up your board or having to worry about rail dings
- 5'6"x20.25"x2.5" (37L)
- Material: FoamTech
- Fins: Twin-fin (Future)
- Bottom: Single to double concave w/ vee out the tail
- Glass: Top-6oz + 6oz, Bottom-6oz + 6oz.
- US - Free
- Hawaii - $199/board
- Arrives within 5-10 days
- Contact local dealer for discounted pick-up
Don't overthink it. For the price, you're setting yourself up for having a maximum "have fun" board in your quiver. Just bought one from a local seller this weekend and had it out in mushy high tide 2-3' surf, and was able to catch everything. Can't wait to have this with me all summer. The Mini Simmons paddles like a long board, but turns on a dime! Not to mention, calling this a "foamie" in its true sense really under-sells the quality construction of the board. UPDATE: Fin box became dislodged in the bottom. Could be a mix of how/when it was being ridden, but that's the first time I've ever broken a futures fin box on a fiberglass bottom.
Really well made, great shape, so fun to ride. A little heavier than expected, but not your typical soft top. Very impressed.
This board is perfect if you wanna have a blast during the small summer days. I've been riding it around my house in Redondo Beach on crappy 2ft mushy close outs and it was still so much fun! This thing catches waves like a longboard, but turns just like if you were on a fish. Best small wave board, hands down.
I was a little hesitant to order a board on Amazon but when I saw that this Mini Simmons shape was available as a foamy I had to give it a try. Very impressed by how easy it is to catch waves with this board and how fast it rides. Its performance is nothing like a foamy. I showed it to my local surf shop and they were impressed too. It’s definitely a user friendly shape, which I like. I’ve been recommending it to all of my friends, most of them average surfers, to ride it as their small wave board.