Surfboard Test Centre

Surfboard Test Centre

Granite Reef Surfboard Test Centre

Choosing the right surfboard can be a daunting task, so to make sure that you get the best possible shape, we've gathered a range of boards for you to demo before you buy. For only £30, you can take a board away for 2 days and give it a whirl. Hire as many times as you need to get the right shape, and if you buy a board after, we'll deduct the cost of up to 2 hires from the price.

If you're interested in trying out a board, give us a ring on 01224 252752, drop us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or pop instore for more info.

Please note that we will be adding new 2016 boards to the hire range as and when they arrive. If you're looking for anything in particular that you think we might not have available, don't hesitate to give us a shout and we'll see what we can do about getting you hooked up.

For our standard beginner surfboard and wetsuit hire, click here.

Current Boards available:

Red Paddle Co. Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Surfboard - 10'6 / 10'8

No waves? No worries - head out for a mellow cruise on one of these Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP boards. These fit neatly into their own hold-all, so you don't need a flatbed truck or even a roof-rack to get out for a paddle. Pack comes with it's own Ezee hand pump with pressure gauge for quick and easy inflation, as well as a 2 piece adjustable paddle.

10'6" is an all-rounder suitable for flat seas or wave riding, recommended for virtually any riders, with the 10'8" being much the same, simply longer, wider and more stable, so again suitable for complete beginners and buoyant enough to take the kids for a float.

The Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs are also available to buy as new - click here to check out the full range.

£30 will get you 48 hours with one of our more progressive boards (Please note: The SUP package is £50 for 48 hours). Picking the right board can be tough, and we want to make sure you get the most out of the swell. We'll talk you through the specifications of each board to help you decide which suits you best.

Terms, Conditions and other important stuff...

We require that you sign a waiver form and provide 2 forms of ID, at least one photographic, of which we will keep a photocopied record. Compensation for damages is at the store's discretion: small dings will be £10-£20 depending on our assessment and any critical damage rendering the board un-useable will be charged at £200 (you can keep the board). Boards returned late will be subject to as further booking fee to be paid upon return. You can demo a board as many times as you want, but if purchasing the board afterwards you will receive a maximum of £60 (cost of 2 hires) off the price of the board.

We strongly recommend calling the store first on 01224 252752 to check on availability.
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