Precision… Control… Speed… This high performance shortboard, Lost Beach Buggy, is geared for good waves, good conditions, good barrels! Although a more ‘forgiving’ performance surfboard, the ride is fast, precise, and explosive!
+ Quick and precise, great for explosive, high performance surfing in better conditions
+ Great option for better surfers surfing better waves
+ Purpose built to give you confidence when in bigger, better surf. No pearling, no cartwheeling down the face
– It’s forgiving for a high performance shortboard but less experienced surfers may struggle with the more refined outline
The Lost Surfboards Beach Buggy at 6’6 x 20 x 2 3/4 @ 37.8L’s of volume. I used the FCS 2 Carver thrusters on my first surf with the Beach Buggy. It was pumping and I had such a bad experience…literally had a shocker! I switched to the FCS 2 MB PC Carbon 5-fin set (green Mayhem thrusters, purple trailers) and the board was magic – both as a quad and thruster. Goes to show that fins really can and will make or break a board. Standard Lost Beach Buggy dimensions and volume at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Bigger, better, faster, more hollow waves from chest high to well overhead (I surfed my Lost Beach Buggy up to 2x OH). It will handle more average conditions, too
- A hyper extended tail rocker for tight arcing turns
- A relaxed entry rocker with a wider nose for drive, momentum and stability
- A slightly wider hip and tail block in the outline for an extra lift at low speeds
- Tail width of 12” allows for precision and control
- Centerline and rail volume carried farther into rails to the nose and tail
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Hey, welcome to Benny’s boardroom! I hope you’re doing well and you’re getting some waves. We’ve had some pumping surf where I am for the last few days. It’s been really good. It’s been solid. I am about to take a trip to Bali and I wanted to get a board that was going to be good for those nice, curvy waves that we get over in Bali. It was nice to be able to get a board and test out in some bigger, better way before I go there. I saw this Beach Buggy, which is Taj Burrow’s signature model, one of Taj Burrow’s signature models, by Matt Biolos of Lost Enterprises.
I remember seeing this board a little while ago with the standard squash tail and I was intrigued by it. It’s meant to be a high performance surfboard that’s geared for the type of surfing that Taj Burrow does, which is really precise, fast and explosive. His style is really about precision and control and speed. His boards are geared for that type of surfing, but this Beach Buggy was intended to be more forgiving, every man’s performance surfboard. Now, I picked this up because this is a larger version of the Beach Buggy. It’s a 6’6 and it also had a slightly more rounded tail.
When I go to surf better waves, I prefer the round tail. I think you know you get a little bit of extra hold in the steeper faces and bigger drops. That’s my tail of choice when I’m surfing in better waves like I’ll be surfing in Indonesia. This board is still a very much high performance surfboard. It’s not like a lot of the other boards I ride that are a little bit shorter, wider and fatter and meant to be, overall, more forgiving.
“I think this would suit somebody with a smaller stature and surfs explosively and quick like Taj Burrow.”
I was surfing bigger, better waves with this and it definitely handled those bigger, better waves well. You can see that it’s got this very narrow, high performance tuned, pulled in nose. It’s relatively narrow through the body of the board and then slightly wider in the back here, again, just for a little bit more stability for the average surfer surfing in more average waves. The rocker, you still have this big pronounced tail kick in the rocker, which is intended to help you make really tight, arcing turns.
Then it has a continual low-ish rocker running through the center and then less rocker than you would see in, for example, the Whiplash, which is Taj Burrow’s other performance geared signature model by Lost Surfboards.
Overall, this board is again intended for better waves and for more high performance surfing and again quick and precise. My favorite thing about this board is taking a big, steep drop. That’s quite critical. You want to have confidence that that board is going to stick in the wave face and you’re not going to get to the bottom of it and plunge in the nose or anything like that and you go cartwheeling.
This board definitely handles those bigger, steeper drops. I think this would go really well for better surfers surfing in better waves. That is the Beach Buggy by Lost Surfboards Enterprises, another good edition from Lost. If you’ve had a go on the Beach Buggy, please let me know what you think. As always thank you so much for watching the show.
OUTRO: Taj Burrow surfs the Lost Beach Buggy better than you do, grasshopper!
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
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