The Hidden Cost of Cheap Surfboards

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Surfboards

At Formula Fun Foam Surfboards, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, American-made surfboards that offer an exceptional surfing experience. While our boards are crafted with premium materials and superior craftsmanship, we understand that shipping costs can be a concern for many customers. In this blog post, we’ll explain why our shipping fees are necessary and how we ensure the best value for you.

Part 1:
Why you might be seeing cheaper shipping somewhere else

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Surfboards
Many surfboards on the market are made overseas with cheap materials and lower quality standards. These boards might have a lower price tag, but they often compromise on durability and performance. 

Compromised Quality
Many overseas boards use inexpensive materials that can’t withstand the rigors of regular surfing. This often results in cracks, dings, and other damage that diminish the board’s performance and lifespan. When you opt for a cheaper board, you might save money upfront, but you’ll likely end up replacing it sooner than expected, which can be more costly in the long run.

Short Lifespan
Lower quality standards mean these boards often don’t last as long. Substandard construction techniques and materials contribute to a shorter lifespan, making it necessary to replace your board more frequently. Investing in a high-quality board from the start can save you money and provide a better surfing experience over time.

Part 2:
Why we're doing it different

The Formula Fun Difference: Made in the USA

At Formula Fun, our surfboards are proudly made in the USA. This commitment to local manufacturing allows us to maintain strict quality control and use premium materials, ensuring each board meets our high standards.

Free Pickup in Huntington Beach: Save on Shipping Costs
We understand that shipping costs can be a burden, which is why we offer free pickup options for local customers.

By choosing free pickup, you can avoid additional shipping costs and get your board at the best possible price. This option is ideal for those who are able to pick up their board locally.

Premium Materials
Our surfboards are crafted with top-quality materials that enhance durability and performance. This means you get a board that’s built to last and provide an exceptional surfing experience, wave after wave.

Exceptional Craftsmanship
Our boards are designed and constructed with superior craftsmanship. Every detail is carefully considered to ensure you receive a product that not only looks great but also performs at the highest level.

Shipping: The Real Cost of Quality
Shipping surfboards is inherently expensive due to their size and the care required to transport them safely. However, we work diligently to minimize these costs without compromising on quality.

Costly but Essential
The size and fragility of surfboards make shipping a significant expense. We invest in secure packaging and reliable shipping methods to ensure your board arrives in perfect condition. This investment in quality is essential to maintain the high standards we set for our products.

Best Rates
We’ve built strong relationships with shipping companies to secure the best rates possible. These partnerships allow us to pass savings on to you, helping to offset the inherent costs of shipping large, delicate items.


Our free pickup option is designed to be easy and convenient. Simply choose this option at checkout and pick up your board from our local facility, ready to hit the waves immediately.

Why We Charge for Shipping
Charging for shipping helps us continue to produce high-quality, American-made surfboards without compromising on materials or craftsmanship.

Maintaining Quality
Shipping fees ensure we can maintain our high standards and continue using premium materials. This means you receive a top-quality product that delivers exceptional performance and durability.

By covering shipping costs, we ensure the sustainability of our business. This allows us to keep providing the best surfboards on the market without cutting corners or lowering our standards.

Get the Best Value with Formula Fun
Choosing a high-quality, USA-made surfboard from Formula Fun means investing in a product that offers exceptional value and performance. While shipping costs are a necessary part of this process, we strive to keep them as low as possible and offer free pickup options to help you save even more.