Like a wild, bucking bronco, tame the beast and the Lost Weekend Warrior will give you all of the speed and maneuverability you can handle for serious small wave performance surfing.
+ Blazing fast when you set your line
+ Turns on a dime despite the wide outline
+ Catches waves easily and makes mincemeat of small (waist to shoulder), weak surf
– I had trouble controlling the Weekend Warrior at first – it wanted to run all over the place. Once I slowed my surfing down, all good
– Feels a tad bulky under arm
The Lost Weekend Warrior surfboard at 6’2 x 21 x 2 3/4 @ ~38.96L’s of volume. Full Lost Weekend Warrior standard dimensions and volume at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Waist high to just overhead, flatter faced, clean and punchy or mushy and weak
- A transition board to bridge the gap between your high performance shortboard and your small wave boards
- Wide split diamond tail blends aspects of traditional fish surfboard designs but also shortens the rail line for increased maneuverability while maintaining plenty of drive in small, weak surf
- Shortboard inspired nose helps you into steeper faces
- Lower entry rocker, flat through center, small kick in the tail
- Lots of paddle power
- 5-fin setup to accommodate for both thruster and quad (I like quads 🙂 setups
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This is the Weekend Warrior by Lost Surfboards. I guess I would call this, in the beginning, it was like a wild bucking bronco that needed to be tamed. I knew it was fast and lively but I just needed to figure out how to get it to settle. In the beginning, I felt like I’d take off, and I just couldn’t quite get it to flow the way I wanted it to. It just felt a little bit squirrelly. Once I figured out where to center my feet on the board, it was kind of more towards the center, then I really started to enjoy this board.
This Lost Weekend Warrior is intended to be a small wave performance board so that the transition from a more high performance board in the Lost range, those transitions down to the smaller white boards was less jarring. Because you know, Lost does a lot of pretty oblong, wide small wave shapes like the Lost RV [Read the Lost RV review…] or the Lazy Boy or the Couch Potato or even the Bottom Feeder [Read the Lost Bottom Feeder review…].
Anyway, you don’t always want to go down and surf one of those kind of cruisier, more oblong shapes. Sometimes you still want to get a performance when you’re surfing small waves – and this is what the Weekend Warrior is intended for.
You can see it’s got this pulled in more shortboard like nose. Then it comes back and he pulls the rail line into this little, I think he calls it a split swallow tail. I would call it an arc swallow tail, or a split diamond tail. [00:02:00] He pulls the rail line in here, and then you would see the arc come across here, but he’s taken this big chunk out of it.
I like these tails. I think they’re really cool. You see them on a few different designs these days. I think they give you a lot of drive, but they also give you a lot of release, which is really important in smaller waves. You have to drive to get going in smaller surf, and then you want to be able to release and turn the board once you get a bit of speed.
That type of tail is really cool for surfing kind of small to medium size waves. I surf this primarily in waste up to shoulder high, and even a couple of head high sessions. I never took it out on anything bigger than that, because it’s not really intended for waves larger than that size.
You can also see that Matt Biolos [00:02:38] put a little bit more aggressive kick in rocker in the tail. It’s got a little bit more kick in the tail, again, to kind of loosen the board up a little bit in smaller surf. The rocker is quite flat through the center here, and then at the tip it has a relatively low entry rocker.
That is the Weekend Warrior by Lost Surfboards. Another good option for small surf from Matt Biolos of Lost Surfboards. If you’ve had a go on the Weekend Warrior, please let me know what you think. Thank you so much for watching Benny’s Boardroom.
Go on then, you weekend warrior. Rip apart some waves this weekend at a beach near you.
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Weekend warrior 5'8 x 19.5 x 2.38 - could catch junk, messed up windswell on a windy crappy day at huntington. board feels faster then the v2 stub.