R-Series 8'0 Joy | BLACK

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"The R-Series Joy is the best board for beginner to intermediate surfers looking to build confidence in the water."

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

 At 8'0 long and 22" wide, the R-Series Joy is designed to be the go-to surfboard for all ages and stages. (Appropriate for surfers from 65 lbs to 250 lbs)

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

The materials used in the R-Series surfboards can—and will be—recycled at the end of the board’s life, through our Recycling Loyalty Program. Please refer to our limited warranty for any questions regarding the R-Series surfboard.

  • 8'0" x 22" wide
  • 72.2 L
  • High Density Closed-Cell Foam
  • No-Wax-Necessary Deck Pad
  • Single Fin Box (Fin Included)
  • Leash Attachment
  • Recyclable (from Nose to Tail)
  • Made in USA


🌎International Customers: We don't have a default shipping method for international surfboard orders of this size, but we can get a shipping quote for you! 

Contact: International Shipping Requests

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4.8 Based on 159 Reviews
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Peter S.
United States United States
Blown out of the water!

The R-Series Joy is named appropriately. This board perform and rides smoothly and efficiently in small to medium sized surf. The board paddles easily and is light. But, the board has substance and gravitas in the water. I do not feel I am riding a “foamier.” The board is very attractive and sexy, yet “Full On” functional.

Almond Surfboards

Glad you're enjoying it! Cheers!

William K.
United States United States
Soooo much better than any foamie

The board came the same day we got the best swell I've ever seen on Lake Superior. First time riding it was on head high/ slightly overhead slabs. Could not be happier with it. Totally ripable board with the durability to survive dodging the ice chunks this winter (RIP to my old hard board that didn't survive last winter). If you're looking for something that will catch every wave, survive a beating, and still ride like a hard board, this is it.

Brett M.
United States United States
Great Board Rough Surface

Super fun soft board but the top is very rough. Rash guard and long shorts are a must. East Coast warm water equaled terrible rash. Would have been nice if this fact was in the small print.

Almond Surfboards R-Series 8'0 Joy | BLACK Review
Boris F.
United States United States
Epic board!!!

This board is so fun. Totally reminded me how fun longboarding is. Get it!!!!

Ryan Y.
United States United States
Defective fin box

Very good ride, but the fin box doesn’t fit the screw and fin provided.

Almond Surfboards

Hi Ryan, are you still having any trouble with the fin / finbox fit? Let's get you sorted right away if there's an issue.