The Joy

13 reviews   |  

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.

Nathan Adams 8'0 Joy from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo.


  • 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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5.0 Based on 13 Reviews
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8' JOY

I'm riding a classic longboard, but I've been more interested in board under 9 feet. After considering various mid length boards, I decided to order Armond JOY. Armond staff was knowledgeable and very kind to help me with my order. I was very surprised when the completed JOY arrived. The form is wonderful and the color scheme is as I expected and I am very satisfied. Also, the ride is the best. The optimally tuned pin tail for quick turns and enjoys riding differently than longboard. I think JOY is a must item for surfers who have a longboard. Everyone try JOY too!

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The Quiver Killer

I could not recommend this board more for anyone who is on the fence about it. It paddles like a log, pops up like a midlegth, and turns like a shortboard. It's everything you could ever want in a surfboard. I use my Joy in anything from 2-3ft days to 5-6ft days, perfect for a year round California board. Mine is 7'6 in Wolf Blue A6 tint.

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First Board

This was my first board at the beginning of college and it has always been my most versatile and fun! I can get into waves early without sacrificing any mobility on the wave. Won’t ever get rid of this board until it gives out!

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Joy Joy!

Love my new 8.0 Joy! This board let’s me get in early and tackle bigger steeper drop ins.

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7'10 Custom Joy

Recently purchased my first custom board (glass and polish)! ! I started surfing a year ago on a form board. I am so glad that I choose to have my first real surfboard made by Almond! Not only does is the Joy beautiful to look at, it rides so well! I wanted a board that is fun to ride and help improve my recreational skills. The team at the story was super helpful and so knowledge about when ordering. I told them what I was interested in, what I wanted to get out of surfing. I was so grateful to speak with workers who can help place me with the perfect board! I HIGHLY recommend ordering a board from Almond. You will not regret it!