The Joy

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Beat the crowd with The Joy, our most popular, and most versatile surfboard model. 

The Low-rocker and substantial volume will help you to catch more waves, and get into those waves earlier. Pintail and slight vee to help it turn with ease, even from the middle of the board. 

Midlengths offer the ability to glide on smaller days, or to get into waves extra early when it’s a little bigger. More "cruisey" than the Pleasant Pheasant; the Joy is a safe bet no matter who is asking.

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  • 6'4 and 8’0 long
  • 7'0 by 21 3/8 and 2 13/16 thick | 48.1
  • 7'2 by 21 1/2 and 2 13/16 thick | 49L
  • 7'4 by 21 5/8 and 2 13/16thick | 51.06
  • 7'6 by 21 3/4 and 2 7/8 thick | 53.59L
  • 7'8 by 21 13/16 wide and 2 7/8 thick | 55.1L
  • 8'0 by 22 1/4wide and 2 15/16 thick | 60.5L


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Michael H.
United States United States

This board is everything I was hoping it would be! One of my favorite spots to surf is Doheny especially during the summer it's a fun place to be. I was worried I would have a hard time getting into waves because it's a longboarding spot but this board is a wave catching machine and so smooth to ride! Definitely one of the most fun sessions I've had in a while! Thanks!

Almond Surfboards The Joy Review

I have a 7'6" Joy and I had a 6'4" Joy and both are (were) great. The 7'6" Joy is a super fun mid-length that has an amazing amount of versatility in terms of how you can surf it. The pintail gives the Joy a lot of drive and hold on the face that is really interesting to play with, and you can actually push it harder on waves than you would think. My 7'6" Joy is the perfect mid-length. Reef points seem to work best (Swamis down here in San Diego, for example), but I've had it out in beach breaks and it excels in steeper waves too with the right timing. Someone else noted that the smaller length Joys had a different feel and I think that is entirely true. My 6'4" was amazing, but I noticed that I surfed it a bit differently than the 7'6". I had some great rides on the shorter Joy, but it actually seemed to fit somewhere between a mid-length and a shortboard. I ended up surfing it more like my shortboards, taking off closer to the peak/critical section. When I did that, it worked really well and was a blast to play with. With this approach I really reaped the benefits of the pintail design; it excelled with a more critical take off, because it gave me a lot of "hold" for a single fin. I ultimately switched out my smaller Joy for a Pleasant Pheasant but only to diversify my quiver. If you are looking for a really versatile mid-length that can be both cruisey and a little more aggressive when needed I'd definitely recommend the 7'6" Joy. If you are looking for a really unique single fin surfing experience on a board that can be pushed in faster waves but still can get you down the line then try your hand at a shorter (maybe sub-6'8" model) Joy. Either way, you'll be happy and racing down the line!

Michael .

I ordered the Joy in a 6’4. Im 5’8” 150 lbs. The board was fine down the line and worked well in all waves how ever I Belice I ordered it too small. I think I should of had a 6’10” minimum. It didn’t pick up waves early as I had wanted and paddled a bite sluggish because not enough water line. I recommend a 7’4”!for my size . Good true mid range board. Looks cool in the 6’4”!and got lot is compliments!

Sean .
7’8” Joy

The Joy is a true joy. I love this board. Jeff was awesome getting me squared away and I can be a pain in the butt when ordering something something like a board that is a true investment. I’d been wanting this board forever and finally have it. Catches waves well, paddles easily and is awesome craftsmanship that you’ve come to know from Almond.

Daniel L.
Los Angeles, CA
Wonder what it feels like to surf a cup of coffee?

Well wonder no more. I got me one of these Almond Joys with the coffee splash design...let me tell ya, it looks prettier than the iPhone X. It's got some great curves & colors, real hard to take your eyes off it. I currently keep mine in my closet and don't get to see it much, but that's not really the fault of the board. And don't even get me started on how it rides - as effortless as crema floating on top of espresso. Wait no longer. The boys over at Almond are the perfect barista in the coffee world of surfboards.