Slater Designs Action 5-Piece Surfboard Tail Pad - Black/Grey

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The Action Pad is the real deal and will fit most boards out there and give you the grip you need.
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  • Name Slater Designs Action 5 Piece Surfboard Tail Pad
  • Size 12.65" wide by 13.5"
  • Construction BLOOM Foam (recycled algae)
  • Profile Centre Arch Bar
  • Colour Black/Grey


The Slater Designs Action surfboard tail pad is the latest bang on surfboard essential from the mind of the GOAT, Kelly Slater himself. He chopped a ‘ V ‘ into the tail kick to prevent the leash from catching in the middle. He also slit the arch, too. The arch support is just as wide as the arch support on the 3 and 5 piece arch pads, but it’s lower. It’s the exact feel that Kelly was chasing when previously cutting trenches into his arch support earlier this year. The square grooved edges on either side of the parallel slits give you a ‘hooked in’ feeling that other arch supports don’t. The Action Pad also gives you options; the choice to ride either a longer pad or a shorter pad, depending on how you chose to lengthen the the side pieces away from each other, or closer to each other..

This traction pad provides the necessary grip to push hard through hacks and increase speed and drive through every turn. The cutouts also create a closer connection to the board, giving the rider complete control.

Slater along with Firewire has collaborated with BLOOM Foam to create a collection of traction pads for the modern surfer with an eye on environmental issues and sustainability.

BLOOM is a high performance flexible foam made from algae biomass which has been harvested from freshwater sources around the globe.

The process literally involves skimming "pond scum" from affected sources, solar drying, pulverizing it and then foaming and forming into tail pads!

This patented technology results in a lighter, more durable and cushioned tail pad and at the same time improves the water quality in waterways by reducing the suffocating algae and re-circulating fresh water back into the environment.

The Action Pad is the real deal and will fit most boards out there and give you the grip you need.

Delivery & returns

  • Collection at Boardshop

    For collection (up to 17:30) from Mon 22 Apr 2024


  • Royal Mail 3 - 5 Working Days

    For delivery between Thu 25 Apr 2024 and Mon 29 Apr 2024


  • DPD Next Working Day

    For delivery on Tue 23 Apr 2024


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  • Saturday Delivery

    For delivery on Sat 27 Apr 2024



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Philippe Arendt
Verified buyer
Slater grip pad
I've been using the pad on my board for the Surf unit surf wave for a long time / the pad still looks almost like it did on the first day / it's comfortable on the foot and offers ideal grip / what I appreciate about slater design, the logo is small and not so intrusive / and offers a second very important aspect for me: sustainability / 5 stars very satisfied
Verified buyer
High quality, good adhesive, and great performance
A great buy to go on a Machado seaside, Ideal size, good adhesion and grip performance in the water. Like the eco qualities.
Tom Healy
Verified buyer
Great feeling tail pad, sticks on really well. The back ramp is great to nestle the foot into and there's the added bonus of helping the environment
Verified buyer
Nice, grippy (though I had boots on anyway!). does the job, nice big platform.
Adam B
Verified buyer
Slater Designs Action 5-Piece Surfboard Tail Pad
Service and delivery were excellent. Tailpad has really good adhesive to fix it on and great traction underfoot. Top quality all round.

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