R-Series 8'0 Joy | SAGE

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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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Jon H.
United States United States
Jack of all waves

I got this board about two years ago to surf on the east coast, gulf, and to my surprise, behind boats and on rivers as well - this board can literally catch anything. The volume makes it so easy to paddle. Early and often is no joke on this thing. Prepare to catch whatever you paddle for. The real rails also make this feel so much more like a fiberglass board on the wave. It can take a beating too! Been on 2 cross country road trips with it on the top! It’s a blast I would highly recommend! I’m 6’ 160 lbs

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John W.
United States United States
Best Board Ever

I love my R-Series 8' Joy. I am a beginning surfer and had been using a cheap Wavestorm board. I had no idea what a difference a board could make. I am ale to get up on my board and catch a lot more waves, including smaller ones. Plus the board looks super cool and I have had people approach me to ask where I got it. I ended up buying a second one when I have friends over to surf. Both boards I bought on-line and picked them up at the Almond Boards shop in Costa Mesa. Great customer service and a great product! Definitely recommend.

A Almond Surfboards Customer
United States United States
R-Series 8' Joy

The joy is a joy! I bought this board as my first surfboard, to surf in the PNW. I had only ridden a typical rental foamie once before hopping on the Joy. This board is WAY lighter but just as surfable as a chunky rental AND it gets a lot of attention. This is my second year surfing this board and I don't see myself swapping it out anytime soon. If you want a board that is light, surfable, and sustainable (who wouldn't want all of those things) this is the board for you, . If it can surf the PNW, it can surf anywhere.

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Benjamin D.
United States United States
High Performance Foam

Glad to fit the 9" Joy in a foam type board!

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Sam M.
United States United States
Love the board, so does everyone else

The buying experience was quick easy, the shop was super friendly, and the board is beautiful. I’m just learning to surf, and couldn’t be happier to be learning on this board! I get tons of compliments on the board from people at the beach too. :)