The right tail pad makes all the difference to a brand new board. Whatever your preference - arch bar, flat two-piece, wide pad for hybrids, round tail pad for pin tails - Freeride has them all. With our leading surfboard traction brands, Modom, Shapers and Famous, you’re covered for all your surfboard tailpads and traction needs.
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Here’s why you need a tail pad for your surfboard
There’s no feeling like buying a new surfboard. It’s shiny and it’s filled with possibilities - but that thing is slippery. Traction pads help us get some grip on the board. Because, while wax is great in some circumstances, most surfers would rather spend their time nailing tricks - not scraping old wax off and putting new wax on.
Generally, a tail pad for your surfboard is the superior choice. They deliver high traction and are a long-lasting, no-maintenance alternative to traditional wax whenever we need grip and under-foot comfort.
Tailpads engineered for modern surfing
You’re always capable of doing more, and the right surfboard tail pad helps you push your limits with confidence. This range curated by the surfers at Freeride goes beyond adding personality and colour to your board. It has been shaped to suit modern surfing styles, with tailpads that elevate the ride of even the most aggressive surfer.
A surfboard tail pad is right there with you as you take on tight cutbacks, aerials and long tail slides. As you start to progress your turns and tricks and rely on the push from your back foot, you’ll get the traction you need to achieve tough turns. Take advantage of the extra grip and generate more speed to increase your turns per wave.
Whatever your goals, Freeride has the surfboard accessories to get you there. In addition to tail pads for surfing, you can level up your board with surfboard fins and surfboard leashes.
How to choose a surfboard tail pad
Feeling overwhelmed at the choice of tail pads for surfboards? We get it. There are heaps on the market and you want to make sure you’re choosing the best tail pad for your board. After all, these pads are durable; they’re likely to outlive the board itself!
To keep things simple, remember that as long as you’re choosing a quality pad, you can’t go wrong. And, since Freeride only partners with trusted brands like Shapers, Modom and Famous, you know you’re getting quality every time.
If you want to get more specific when choosing a tail pad for your surfboard, take a look at the different textures and sizes available. Each offers a different underfoot feel, and the arch bar is important for grip and positioning. Most tailpads also come with a kick, a step a the rear that assists with near-vertical moves.
The tailpads in this range are high-quality and easy to apply. If you have any questions about choosing the right one for your board, just reach out to our team.
Boost your performance
Whatever your surfing style and aesthetic goals, there’s a surfboard tailpad at Freeride for you. Find your perfect pad online and we’ll ship it across New Zealand. Plus, you can buy now and spread the cost with afterpay!
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