Over the last few weeks we have been lucky enough to review the Silver Cross Surf 2 along with the coordinating Silver Cross Surf Board. The Surf Board is made specifically for the Silver Cross Surf and I couldn’t wait to test it out.
Like most parents with two children we went through our fair share of double pushchairs and they served their purpose for a time but it got to the point where LP didn’t want to be in a pushchair, wanted more independence and wanted to walk but she didn’t have the stamina to walk long distances, she would get tired easily and yet refused to get back in the pushchair. At this point a buggy board seemed like the right decision.
The Silver Cross Surf Board is put together in seconds – just by attaching the wheels. You are then able to attach the Surf Board to the Surf 2. This is incredibly easy, you literally push the red buttons in on the Surf Board axel, twist anti clockwise, line the Surf Board up with the back wheels of the Surf 2 and then twist clockwise again. The Surf Board is then firmly in place. I’ve made a little video to show you how simple it is:
I was worried that LP may have problems when the Surf Board goes over uneven ground or down kerbs but as yet she hasn’t had any issues at all. As long as I warn her in advance and she holds on to the handle she is even happy to bump down kerbs which is fantastic. The only times I have had to ask her to get off the board is when we go up a kerb but generally I will find flat places to go up and down kerbs so that LP has the smoothest of rides.
The Surf Board comes with a handy strap to hook the Surf Board up when not in use and is a really clever idea. This isn’t something that we have used much just yet but when LP starts nursery in September this will be a very useful feature! It’s easy to attach and keeps the Surf Board far out of the way.
The only slight issue with the Surf Board is that LP can easily use the brake on the Surf 2 whilst she’s standing on the Surf Board. She isn’t quite able to disengage the brake as there is a panel that covers the button to take the brake off when the Surf Board is attached but the foot pedal to engage the brake is very much visible and within reach. This doesn’t cause too much of a problem now that I’m aware of it and she knows not to touch the brake.
There really aren’t any other issues with the Surf Board. It compliments the Surf 2 perfectly, is made of lightweight aluminum and has air filled puncture resistant tyres and it’s own suspension. The Surf Board is fantastic and a must buy for any Surf owner with a second child. In hindsight, if I had investigated pushchairs more when we were pregnant with LP the Surf would have been a great investment. I could have managed with a baby carrier in the first months until LP was confident enough to stand on the Surf Board and cut out the whole double buggy stage completely!
The Surf Board has an RRP of £75
Disclosure: We were sent the Silver Cross Surf Board as part of our Surf 2 review and all opinions are my own.