Soft surfboards have a few performance limitations that can affect your surfing experience. For example, the soft rails make it challenging for surfers to drive through turns and manoeuvres. Although, the major drawback of soft surfboards is the environmental impact. Since soft top boards cannot be recycled, they go to the landfill upon breaking or getting worn out. But I guess so do fibreglass surfboards as well.
Enthusiast surfers are investing in soft-top surfboards because of their affordability, longevity, design, and versatility. The use of modern construction techniques and improved materials have revolutionized foam surfboard sales.