This all rounder ticks all the boxes for the waves most of us surf most of the time. Fast, lively, paddles well and I even like the colour! I dig this Perry Surfboards Villain and you will, too!
+ Fast, lively, responsive
+ Great all rounder for modern performance in small to medium sized surf
+ Nice outline but not too wide to feel like it’s going to catch when you’re turning it
+ The subtle wing pulls the tail in and adds a more pronounced angle from the rail line
– I would have liked a touch more volume in a 6’2 for the smaller, weaker end of the wave range
– I only noticed this once or twice but if my weight was a bit too far forward on a takeoff, sometimes the nose would catch, sending me over the handlebars!
The Perry Surfboards Villain surfboard at 6’2 x 20 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 36L’s of volume. My fins of choice for the Villain are the Futures Rasta Quads…I like quads! Standard Perry Surfboards Villain dimensions and volume at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Good beach, reef or point breaks board in average to good waves from waist high to a few feet overhead
- 5 fin set up
- Medium, soft, forgiving rails
- Flat rocker through center and curves off to a more pronounced lift in the nose
- Modern low entry rocker and a low exit rocker
- Single to double concave bottom contour with a slight vee off of the tail for extra lift
- Nice, thinned out swallow tail
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Hello, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom! I hope you are doing well. If you haven’t already you know you can follow us on Instagram and on Instagram we post pictures of a lot of waves we are surfing and the boards we’re riding in those waves, so if you want to see what we’re doing on the road, then go to Benny’s Boardroom on Instagram and follow us.
I buy, ride, and review surfboards and I get lots and lots of recommendations for boards to try, but there are some people that when they recommend a board to me I try it right away because I trust their opinion. Joel Coleman of Saltmotion.com is a very fortunate gentleman. He gets to fly all over the world and surf great waves and takes pictures of nature and of people surfing great waves. He’s a really talented artist and he’s also got a really good eye for quality and detail and he came back from a recent trip to Papua New Guinea and said, “Hey, a lot of the guys who are on this boat trip with me were surfing these boards that I’d never heard of by Perry Surfboards, by a gentleman named Brayden Perry,” and he said, “The craftsmanship of these boards, and the shapes were just fantastic. Definitely a cut above the rest.”
I went and looked up Brayden Perry and Perry Surfboards and I was instantly smitten with this little board, the Villain by Perry Surfboards. This is just the type of board I want when I’m surfing average to good waves in that kind of small to medium size range, which is what I surf most of the time. This to me is the all-rounder that you surf probably 60% of the time and I really like this board, it is fast, it is lively, it is responsive. It has all the elements of a modern performance small to medium sized wave board. Nice wider outline but not too wide to feel like it’s going to catch when you’re turning it.
It pulls into this nice swallow at the back and the subtlety in the detail of the designs of his boards are great – you can see he has this little wing here, that you can barely see, unless you look closely, but that wing again pulls the tail and add a more pronounced angle from the rail line than it would have pulled in otherwise.
Again, it’s got this nice swallowtail which is thinned out at the back and again a nice thinner nose and a modern rocker throughout the board where it’s flat through the center and then it curves off a little bit with a slight lift in the nose, a little bit entry rocker and then also comes back to a little bit of a tail lift at the back of the board.
This Perry Surfboards Villain is made for performance surfing in small to medium sized waves in your average conditions. I have surfed this from just above waist high, maybe chest to shoulder high, mushier conditions, and I’ve also surfed it when it’s been good and clean and powerful and your kind of head high, and it excels in those conditions.
If you’re looking for a good all-rounder to compliment your quiver then don’t look past this Villain by Perry Surfboards. It’s a beautiful board and just ticks all the boxes when it comes to surfing your daily beach break or reef break or point break if you’re lucky.
That is the Villain by Perry Surfboards. If you’ve had a go on the Villain, please, as always, let me know what you think and thank you so much for watching Benny’s Boardroom.
Outro: The Villain by Perry Surfboards will have you rocking your home beach break mush.
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