Let me start off by saying I’m fairly new to surfing. I was visiting a friend in Santa Cruz for the weekend and we stopped by a local surf shop (s/o to Shop Surf). I wasn’t shopping for a board as it would’ve been a hassle to transport one home (I flew). I was stopped dead in my tracks when my eye caught a glimpse of what I thought was a fomie from the future.
The guys at Shop Surf gave me all the deets on what I found out was a Formula Fun 7’10” Noll in black. I wanted to buy it right then and there. When I found out the company was based out of Irvine California, I knew this was a sign from the surf gods as I happened to live just 20 minutes south of there. My plan was to go there first thing once I got back home.
Work was brutal come Monday as all I could think about was racing over to the shop in hopes of snagging my very first surfboard. I was greeted at the door by a very friendly receptionist who grabbed the guys from team at Marko Foam (I was occupied by their sweet pups while I waited). Ty and Coby were EXTREMELY helpful in answering all my questions about the board. I originally went in to buy the Black version but when Ty let me know they had just released the Noll in this beautiful Yellow colorway I had to have it.
I purchased the Formula Fun 7’10” Noll in Yellow and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. The first time I took it out, heads were turning left and right trying to sneak a look at my new board.
Now what this board brings to the table in terms of style, it doesn’t stop short in performance. With the center groove, the board was easy to carry and handle. One I was out on the water, paddling out was a breeze. I found that balancing on the board was very easy as well. Once I caught a wave I was surprised how nimble and maneuverable this board was for its size and weight. I also didn’t have to worry about getting hit with the board after a wipeout or dings/nicks when transporting due to this board being foam. Great plus for a beginner. Overall I found this to be the perfect board for me and I look forward to getting many fun years of use out of this board as I progress. Thank you for making my experience a great one. Would recommend 10/10.