Easy paddling. Blazing fast. Performance tuned. If you want to up your small wave game, you want to add performance hybrid surfboards to your quiver. Here are 7 magic performance hybrid surfboards to rock your small days.
With myriad of surfboard models available, it’s daunting to identify the right surfboard type.
The performance hybrid surfboard is a blend of a the small wave catching and planing ability of a performance fish surfboard crossed with a high performance shortboard, which is designed for precision and control at speed.
Here are 7 standout Performance Hybrid Surfboards that helped boost our small wave prowess.
7 Magic Performance Hybrid Surfboards Compared
1.) Haydenshapes Love Buzz
The HS Love Buzz is meant to be a cross between the Haydenshapes Ando [See the Ando Review…], which is a fantastic good wave shortboard that I’ve ridden in solid double overhead swells. The Ando model loves a barrel, loves a big steep drop. And then, of course, the Hypto Krypto [See the Hypto Krypto Review…], which needs no introduction. It was surfboard of the year this year. It is one of the most popular, best-selling boards in the world right now.
2.) JS Industries 107
The JS Industries 107 Model is one of the best small wave boards I’ve ridden in quite some time. It’s a really well balanced board. It’s easy and forgiving to ride, but on those days where I really wanted to push the board hard, I could.
3.) DMS Carny
One of the best boards I’ve ridden this year, the DMS Carny is a really fast, fun, dynamic and connected ride that I think would suit most surfers in most conditions. I got it luckily in the Carbon Wrap construction, which I really enjoy. It’s nice and light. It’s great obviously to carry in a surfboard bag with some other boards, kept everything a bit lighter. Over to Indonesia this became my go to board. I just had some absolutely fantastic sessions on this DMS Carny. I surfed this for a lot of the time over there.
4.) Lost Short Round
Following on from the Lost Surfboard Rocket legacy of fun, fast, performance oriented designs geared for everyday surfers, the Lost Surfboards Short Round takes critical drops, feels smooth down the line and super lively out of turns in smaller, more average conditions.
5.) Simon Anderson DTS
The Simon Anderson DTS model is a dynamite on a point break. The Simon Anderson DTS was my ‘go to’ board on a recent trip to New Zealand, surfing one of my favourite left hand cobblestone bottom point breaks and all manner of beach breaks on the East and West coast of the North Island.
6.) Bing Bulb
A smooth, balanced ride, the Bing Surfboards Bulb is a hybrid small wave shortboard design that handles bigger, more critical conditions with ease. Point it where you want it to go and it will be so!
6.) Stacey Flathead
The Stacey Surfboards Flathead has a straightforward design that is not only reliable and responsive but also exciting in the water. The Stacey Flathead does have a very flat-ish rocker, so good for getting up to your feet and getting a lot of speed quite easily. It has this nice forgiving rolled rails that are great for all around performance surfing in smaller conditions.
What is your favourite hybrid surfboard? Let’s talk about it in the comments…
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