I own a number of high end surfboards (7'6 LibTech, 6'2 Firewire) as well as a Wavestorm (also a foam board).
There are some real advantages to surfing foam boards, despite people thinking you are a newbie.
1- if you are surfing in an area where you're not sure if the coral could destroy your board, foamboards are great because they are cheap. In particular the Bomber uses closed cell foam which means it doesn't absorb water when punctured.
2 - when attempting more ambitious waves you can fall on your board without hurting yourself. I dont know how many times I've fallen on the edge of board against my rib cage. When you're older like me, it's not fun. It also makes you gun shy the next time you want to attempt a bigger wave.
3 - the extra volume lets you catch the wave earlier so you can pop early before the wave gets too steep. Great for older surfers or newbies.
Now comparing this against the Wavestorm, which is probably the most popular foam board on the market, I I am overall very pleased with the bomber for several reasons:
1 - the foam surface has traction but does not chafe like the wave storm. I put a think layer of wax and that was enough.
2 - it has less friction than the wave storm letting you slide your feet under for pop ups more easily.
3 - the FCS2 fin boxes lets me use my other fins.
The design of the board is pretty cool. I've seen a lot of foam boards and most are painted with neon paints. That's not just ugly it basically lets everyone know…