Subtle and simple, the Lowrider was created to enable grip and control on the deck of any surfboard, for surfers who want to maintain sensitivity between their back foot and the deck of their surfboard.
A more natural feeling when compared to larger tread patterns, the Lowrider is a favorite when seeking enhanced control without sacrificing flow and finesse.
With a low incline tail kick trimmed at the heel and toe edge of either side of the pad, the Lowrider has just enough elevated surface area behind your back foot to enable turns as tight as you can drive them.
Cut from thin rectangle grooves, this pad’s minimalistic approach is offset by an extra firm arch bar, creating one of our favorite Algae Traction pads yet.
Designed for the surfer seeking trim and glide above all else, but just enough grip to accommodate drawn out shoulder turns better than wax can, the Weekend pad was created with mid lengths in mind.
Designed in four pieces, the Weekend is longer than most traction pads, cut specifically to accommodate different turning positions beneath your back foot, whether climbing the wave face with back foot more forward on the tail, or cutting sharp angles in the pocket with back foot behind the fin cluster.
Riding mid length surfboards creates opportunity for shuffling stance, and the Weekend accommodates this perfectly.
Kelly asked for an additional ‘cutaway’ on the arch. And our audience on Instagram asked for an arch pad with square tread.
Cutaway sections in the back third of the pad are placed for tight angles off the bottom. And circular and parallel cutaways in the first two thirds are placed for pumping with foot further forward.
12.5” W x 12.75” H 3 Piece pad Arch Square tread 3M adhesive backing
BLOOM is a high-performance flexible foam made from algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources throughout the world. The BLOOM Foam process:
• Helps improve the quality of waterways by removing excess algae that harms plants, animals, and people who rely on the ecosystem for survival. • Recirculates fresh water back into the habitat. • Aids CO2 capture and sequestration. We’re literally scraping pond scum, solar drying, and pulverizing it before foaming the material to create a pad that helps re-balance the natural ecology, and reduces our dependence on non-renewable oil.
Through this patented algae-technology, we have created a product with increased durability, improved shock absorption and reduced weight over conventional foams. The packaging is made with post-consumer backing, soy-based inks and a biodegradable wrapping.
By choosing this traction, you are helping make the world a cleaner place.