Gorilla Surf

Gorilla Surf

Gorilla Surf is known for their surfboard tail pads which are made of lightweight EVA foam that comes with super strength glue. Formerly known as Gorilla Grip, the company's been in business for three decades and have provided some of the first traction pads available commercially. Gorilla continues to revolutionise the tail pad by improving the gripping capability and aesthetic. Their tail pads are among the coolest, craziest and most colourful surf products you'll find today. Shop for Gorilla tail pads, leashes, fins and more surfing accessories with our awesome FREE UK delivery service only here at Yakwax.

Gorilla Surf Tail Pads, Leashes & Accessories - UK Store

The early days of surfing has opened up various opportunities for a number of product innovators. Among them was Gorilla Surf (a.k.a. Gorilla Grip back in the day) which introduced the traction pad in 1985.

Traction pads provide a surfer's rear foot more grip on the board which allows for harder manoeuvres without the worries of not having enough wax for proper grip and footing. Gorilla's tail pads use cutting edge technology, high-quality lightweight EVA and PE foams with interlinking grooves and heel arches that enable the tightest grip possible. Premium quality industrial grade adhesive is used to ensure the pad sticks firmly onto your board while you're out there shredding even the wildest waves.

Other core surf product offerings by Gorilla include board socks, fins, leashes and accessories - all of which are high-quality, stylish and edgy. Quite often, these products appeal to the younger generation of surfers because of their unique but weird, fun and wacky designs and bright colours.

With great traction pads comes an equally great team of pro surfers. Gorilla Surf boasts a list of surfers including (Australia) Ozzie Wrong, Kai Otton, Kyuss King, Otis Carey, Matty Wilkinson, (USA) Erick Geiselman, Nick Rozsa and Andrew Doheny.

Rocket Block and the Gripping Stuff

Gorilla's tail pad deck grip was coined 'the original traction pad' and was named Rocket Block in the 1980's. This product kicked-off the evolution of the traction pad and soon enough, the company's range of surfboard grip pads began.

Surfers everywhere have adopted the use of grip pads. Gorilla's elite team of pro surfers were killing the Pro Tour with full deck grips. Team rider Damien Hardman won the world title using a full deck in 1987.

In the late 80's to early 90's, the cult video series "Gripping stuff" were launched by the brand. These surfing documentaries were under the production of Tim Bonython and Jason Muir. The videos feature radical surfing in contrasting and phosphorescent colours.

Three Decades and Still Gripping

Gorilla Surf keeps on innovating their product offerings. They have been merging function and fashion in their designs, continuously improving their traction patterns, and introduced the first printed tail pads around the early 2000's.

The beginning of the millennium also marked the end of Gorilla Grip and the beginning of Gorilla Surf. With this name change, the company also made major changes within a few years after. That's why we see more wacky and fun designs and colours instead of the usual solids and standard designs on tail pads and other surf accessories in the market.

From this point on, we can be sure to find more unique and engaging designs from Gorilla. Their website even exudes the same vibe as their products. Their pro team members are jovial, weird and wacky in their own way when you look into their photo galleries. Without a doubt, Gorilla is a fun-loving and dedicated company that continues to wow surfers and surf fans across the globe.

If you want uniquely designed tail pads and other surfing accessories, you can count on Gorilla to deliver the goods. Shop their entire range with our Epic FREE UK delivery Service only here at Yakwax.

Gorilla Surf


  • Colour options: Black, Slate, Mustard
  • Regular leash
  • Material: Polyurethane
  • Detachable rail saver and cuff
  • Stainless steel swivels
  • Padded neoprene ankle strap
  • Extra strong rip and grip velcro at cuff and saver
  • Length: 7ft
  • Thickness: 7mm

The new 7ft Regular Leash from Gorilla offers you an ultimate strength, stretch and elasticity on waves! This leash comes in a cool black, slate and mustard colour options and made with an extra strong rip and grip velcro at cuff and saver to make sure that your board won't come off!


    • Colour Options: Black, Slate, Mustard
    • Regular leash
    • Material: Polyurethane
    • Detachable rail saver and cuff
    • Stainless steel swivels
    • Padded neoprene ankle strap

    The new Gorilla 6ft Regular Leash will keeps you connected to your board! Made with an extra strong rip  and grip velcro at cuff and saver with a padded neoprene ankle strap for extra comfort.


      • Colour Options: Black, Slate, Mustard
      • Seamless Padded Neoprene Cuff For Added Comfort
      • High Strength 5.5MM Polyurethane Cord
      • Smooth Rotating Stainless Steel Swivels
      • Detachable Rail Saver And Cuff
      • Ultra Strong Grip & Rip Velcro
       

      The new Gorilla 6ft Comp Leash features aesthetics and functionality that is specially designed for the true surf lifestyle enthusiast! Featuring a seamless padded neoprene cuff for added comfort with a high strength 5.5MM polyurethane cord, rotating stainless steel swivels detachable rail saver & cuff and ultra strong grip and velcro for an ultimate hold.

        £ 34.90 GBP

        • Colour: Slime Green
        • One (1) piece pad
        • Ozzie Wright ¥s signature pad
        • Cooperhead arch
        • Diamond grooves
        • Ozzie Wright Pro Model Traction Pad

        This Gorilla Grip Ozzie Wright I Am Slime Green Tail Pad features copperhead arch for increased sensitivity when your foot is forward in a trimming position, a roundhouse wedge kick that maintains a moderately high and steep kick for performance surfing and a Diamond grooves allowing your feet to sink down and lock into the grip.

          £ 24.90 GBP

          • Style: 3 Piece Tail Pad
          • Colour: Black Sky
          • Material: EVA Foam
          • Pad Grooves: Diamond
          • The high performing Aztec groove now features multiple layers to match the variety of pressures placed on the pad by the surfer
          • Pad Arch: Copperhead
          • 3D delta design with narrow ridge and high rear point
          • Extra wide design suited to hybrid board models.

          Gorilla Phat Three Black Sky Surfboard Tail Pad

            £ 24.90 GBP

            • Colour: black grey white
            • Pad Pieces: 3
            • Pad Grooves: DIAMOND
            • Pad Arch: COPPERHEAD
            • Bevelled Kick Edge
            • Resistance Holes
            • 3D delta design with narrow ridge and high rear point
            • Locks foot into rear of pad for aggressive turns

            The new Phat Three Mono Tone Surfboard Tail Pad from Gorilla Surf features Diamond grooves with a copperhead arch to provide you an ultimate surfing experience.

              £ 24.90 GBP

              • Colour: Black
              • 3m Adhesive
              • Copperhead Arch
              • Kick Wedge 
              • 1 Piece Construction
              • Pad Grooves:  DIAMOND
              • Pad Arch:  COPPERHEAD
              • 3D delta design with narrow ridge and high rear point
              • Locks foot into rear of pad for aggressive turns

              The Gorilla Phat One - Black Surfboard Tail Pad features a high performing Aztec groove that has a multiple layers to match the variety of pressures placed on the pad.

                £ 38.90 GBP

                • Colour: blue black
                • Kai Otton's signature pad
                • Pad Pieces: 3
                • Pad Grooves: DIAMOND III
                • Pad Arch: COPPERHEAD
                • Bevelled Kick Edge

                The Gorilla Kai Tidal Surfboard Tail Pad is designed to provide maximum pressure resistance, while allowing for easy foot adjustments. Manufactured with a Diamond III grooves with a copperhead arch that locks your foot into rear of pad to keep you always ready for aggressive turns.

                  £ 38.90 GBP

                  • Style: 2 Piece Tail Pad
                  • Colour: Deck
                  • Material: EVA Foam
                  • Pad Grooves: Diamond
                  • High profile, well-spaced diamond shaped groove allows your foot to fit into the voids locking it in place
                  • Pad Arch: Spring
                  • Slim, rounded teardrop design for smaller feet
                  • Rear pad locking with adjustable freedom
                  • Nick Rozsa signature tail pad

                  Bring superb moves on waves first of all by getting a cool grip with the new Gorilla Rozsa Deck Surfboard Tail Pad! 

                    £ 38.90 GBP

                    • Colour: Black Orange
                    • Two piece pad
                    • Diamond
                    • Spring arch - Slim, rounded teardrop design for smaller feet
                    • Rear pad locking with adjustable freedom
                    • Lightweight EVA foam
                    • Ultra strength glue

                    The new Gorilla Rozsa Blob Surfboard Tail Pad is designed with a high profile, well-spaced diamond shaped groove that can fit your foot into the voids locking it in place 

                      £ 38.90 GBP

                      • Colour: Red
                      • Pad Pieces: 3
                      • Pad Grooves:  DIAMOND
                      • High profile, well-spaced diamond shaped groove allows your foot to fit into the voids locking it in place.
                      • Pad Arch:  SABER

                      This 3-piece red coloured tail pad has been made larger with a squarer shaped arch that is made to firmly lock your foot between the arch and the kick.

                        £ 38.90 GBP

                        • Style: 3 Piece Tail Pad
                        • Colour: Black Bolts
                        • Material: EVA Foam
                        • Pad Grooves: Diamond
                        • Pad Arch: Copperhead
                        • 3D delta design with narrow ridge and high rear point
                        • Locks foot into rear of pad for aggressive turns
                        • Kyuss King's signature pad

                        The new Gorilla Kyuss Black Bolts Surfboard Tail Pad is made with a high performing Aztec groove that possesses multiple layers to match the variety of pressures placed on the pad while its copperhead arch locks your foot into rear of pad for aggressive turns.

                          £ 38.90 GBP

                          • Style: 3 Piece Tail Pad
                          • Colour: Grey Bolts
                          • Material: EVA Foam
                          • Pad Grooves: Diamond
                          • Pad Arch: Copperhead
                          • 3D delta design with narrow ridge and high rear point
                          • Kyuss King's signature pad

                          Gorilla Kyuss Grey Bolts Surfboard Tail Pad features a high performing Aztec groove that has multiple layers that match the variety of pressures placed on the pad. It also has a copperhead arch that locks your foot into rear of pad for aggressive turns

                            £ 38.90 GBP

                            • Colour: Rasta
                            • Kyuss King's signature pad
                            • Pad Pieces: 3
                            • Pad Grooves: AZTEC
                            • Pad Arch: COPPERHEAD
                            • Bevelled Kick Edge
                            • 3D delta design with narrow ridge and high rear point
                            • Locks foot into rear of pad for aggressive turns

                            Wanted to look cool while enjoying a great stick on your surfboard? Well, it's time fot you to get this new Kyuss Rasta Surfboard Tail Pad from Gorilla!

                              £ 38.90 GBP

                              • Style: 3 Piece Tail Pad
                              • Colour: Black
                              • Material: EVA Foam
                              • Pad Grooves: Diamond
                              • Pad Arch: Barrel
                              • Moderately low, soft arch which offers all-round performance
                              • Eric Geiselman signature tail pad

                              Gorilla Geiselman Black Surfboard Tail Pad features a high profile, well-spaced diamond shaped groove construction which allows your foot to fit into the voids locking it in place.

                                £ 38.90 GBP

                                • Colour: Dyed
                                • Style: One Piece Tailpad
                                • All-over exclusive graphic print
                                • Diamond dip grooves
                                • High profile, well-spaced diamond shaped groove allows your foot to fit into the voids locking it in place.
                                • Ozzie Wright Signature Tail Pad
                                • Pad Arch:  SABER

                                The new Ozzie Dyed Surfboard Tail Pad from Gorilla ensures that your feet would stick onto your board! It allows your foot to fit into the voids locking it in place, thanks to its Diamond grooves while its Saber arch is designed to firmly lock your foot between the arch and the kick.

                                  £ 38.90 GBP

                                  • Colour: Yellow
                                  • Andrew Doheny's signature pad.
                                  • Pad Pieces: 1 + (2 x Extension Segments)
                                  • Pad Grooves: DIAMOND
                                  • Pad Arch: COPPERHEAD
                                  • Bevelled Kick Edge

                                  Gorilla offers you this new Doheny Beast Surfboard Tail Pad which features an Aztec groove that has multiple layers to match the variety of pressures placed on the pad by the surfer.

                                    £ 38.90 GBP

                                    • Colour: White Blue
                                    • Otis Carey's signature pad
                                    • Pad Pieces: 1
                                    • Pad Grooves:  AZTEC
                                    • Pad Arch:  SABER
                                    • Pad Arch: COPPERHEAD
                                    • Bevelled Kick Edge

                                    The new Gorilla Otis Art 3 Surfboard Tail Pad is made to be larger with a squarer shaped arch to firmly lock your foot between the arch and the kick it is also equipped with an Aztec groove that features multiple layers to match the variety of pressures you place on the pad

                                      £ 34.90 GBP

                                      • Colour: Speckle/Charred
                                      • Five Piece Pad
                                      • The high performing Aztec groove now features multiple layers to match the variety of pressures placed on the pad by the surfer.
                                      • Larger, squarer shaped arch designed to firmly lock your foot between the arch and the kick.
                                      • Steeper more compact wedge to lock your foot in place
                                      • Tapered at the rails to minimize water drag
                                      • Ultra strength glue
                                        £ 34.90 GBP

                                        • Colour: Black
                                        • Five Piece Pad
                                        • The high performing Aztec groove 
                                        • Larger, squarer shaped arch
                                        • Steeper more compact wedge to lock your foot in place
                                        • Tapered at the rails to minimise water drag
                                        • Ultra strength glue

                                        The new Gorilla Campaign Black/Camo Surfboard Tail Pad is manufactured with a high performing Aztec groove that has multiple layers to match the variety of pressures placed on the pad by the surfer. It also has a larger, squarer shaped arch that firmly locks your foot between the arch and the kick.

                                          £ 34.90 GBP

                                          • Colour : Red
                                          • Gorilla The Jane Tail Pad
                                          • 3 piece pad
                                          • Sabre shaped arch bar
                                          • Tri hex groove grip pattern
                                          • 45 to vert kick
                                          • 3M Adhesive backing

                                          Gorilla The Jane Dust Red Surfboard Tail Pad is manufactured with a Tri-Hex Groove that has a new multi point groove with larger spacing that allows foot resistance with added sensitivity.

                                            £ 34.90 GBP

                                            • Colour: Mustard/Yellow
                                            • A 3 piece pad - allows you to increase or decrease the template as you wish
                                            • Tri-Hex Groove New multi point groove with larger spacing provides targeted foot resistance with added sensitivity.
                                            • Sabre Arch - large, tapered square design for larger feet and maximum coverage.
                                            • Block Wedge - A steeper yet compact wedge to lock your foot in place. Tapered at the edges to reduce water drag.

                                            The new Gorilla The Jane Mustard Surfboard Tail Pad promises that your feet won't slip on your board!

                                              £ 34.90 GBP