Surfboard Tail Pads & Traction Pads
If you want to take your surfing to the next level, take a look at our range of surfboard grip pads. These pads are designed so your back foot has maximum stability, giving you a solid platform to push into turns for performance surfing. Here at Wetsuit Centre, we offer a choice of surfboard tail pads from some of the UK’s top brands including Ocean & Earth, Dakine, Gorilla, FCS and Creatures of Leisure. Each surfboard tail pad gives you plenty of traction, so you do not need to apply wax on the tail of the surfboard. Our surfboard deck grips come in great designs and shapes to help you to customise your board to suit you. Each of the tail grips that we stock suit a wide variety of surfboards and will help you to stand up whilst protecting the tail end from damage.
Surfboard Grip Pads
When you start to do turns and tricks on your surfboard, you may notice that you need a bit more push from your back foot. A surfboard pad provides more traction than surfboard wax, allowing you to make those tough turns. Tail pads are perfect if freestyle is something you enjoy as you will be able to nail much harder tricks and take over the waves.
How to Choose a Surfboard Traction Pad
The basic role of a surfboard grip pad is quite simple, so as long as you pick a quality pad, you should be fine. However, there are some features that might vary across different pads. Different textures and patterns can offer a different feel underfoot when you surf. Each pad has a different-sized arch bar running through the middle, which helps with both grip and also knowing your foot’s location on the board. Finally, most tail pads come with a kick – a small step on the back that helps when performing near-vertical moves. Each of the tail pads that we stock are made of the highest quality material and are easy to apply to your surfboard. Each surfboard tail pad locks into the board to ensure that it doesn’t move with the board as this could lead to problems on the water. If your tail pad is slightly bigger than the foot of your board, most can be cut down, just make sure this is done carefully to avoid damaging the pad.
If you want more information on our products and which pad is best for your board, don’t hesitate to get in touch.