Over at our onsite Surf Retail space we stock a pretty comprehensive range of high quality wetsuits, boards, clothing and accessories.

Surf Retail is a place where we like to showcase the best in new products, design and technology; kit and caboodle that is relevant to you whether you’re a fully signed up surf pro or a just-starting-out beginner.

With that in mind, we were pretty excited when we got the opportunity to become the only Wales stockist of a truly amazing and ground breaking surf training product: SmoothStar.

What is SmoothStar? Well we reckon it’s the closest you’re ever going to get to surfing on dry land. Yes really.

SmoothStar: the surf training tool

Whether you’d like to supplement your wave time with some land-based training, or you really want to work on a specific technique, SmoothStar boards will keep you well and truly stoked.

The SmoothStar boards replicate the surf feel due to the front truck featuring a special turning device known as the SmoothStar thruster.

The thruster makes the front of the board loose allowing the board to turn and drive off the back trucks – the same as you would with surfboard rails and fins. The feel is “rail-to-rail” surfing on land. The turns are not sharp or stiff – they are “Smooth” but as radical as you want them to be. That is why they call it “SmoothStar”!

Once the rider is pushing off from rail-to-rail, this creates a “self-propelling” motion, removing the need to push off the ground with the foot.

This is what our retail manager Josh has to say about Smoothstar:

“I’ve been using SmoothStar boards for a few years now, the connection between my upper and lower body when surfing has improved massively. I now rotate further and compress much deeper through my turns. I love that I can take surfing everywhere with me and it’s also a wicked workout for the lower body!”

Check out our video to see how a SmoothStar could improve your surfing too! 

Surf Retail is open daily from 9am until 5pm. Email us on [email protected] for more information about SmoothStar, or to enquire about any of our other retail lines.