Perry’s small wave speed demon! Smooth, clean, wide outline for turning up the fun on the days where the waves aren’t providing much love. Perry Surfboards Mean Bean skates across smaller, weaker, flatter sections with ease yet is refined enough to perform in waves with more size, power and steepness.
This Perry Surfboards Mean Bean is a mean small wave weapon…fast, loose, lively, it catches waves like a hog and feels smooth under foot. Get this skatey little surfboard and extract maximum fun from smaller days!
+ Fast, lively, loose and a ball to surf on those fun, peaky and flatter faced/average small waves
+ Flat, elliptical summer small wave board with wide, oblong outline catches waves and generates speed easily
+ Skatey feel – like it pivots off laterally through the center when turning
+ Deep double concave gives the Mean Bean a really fun, loose feeling
– The wide outline doesn’t like steeper faces much in my experience
– It’s almost too fast…I was surfing a little point-like left and I couldn’t help but outrun the wave over and over
The Perry Surfboards Mean Bean surfboard at 6’0 x 21 1/2 x 2 7/8 @ 39.3L’s of volume. I ride the Perry Mean Bean exclusively as a quad with Futures Rasta Quads…they good, really good. Standard Perry Surfboards Mean Bean dimensions and volume at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Waist to head high, flatter faced, more average small wave conditions – the Perry Mean Bean loves little peaky offshore wind waves
- Wide point forward, vee double bottom, boxy rails and semi flat deck for speed and silky rail transitions
- Performs well as a quad but is available as a 5 fin set up
- Flat entry rocker, flat exit rocker, wide rounded pin tail
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Hello, there. Welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. This is the Perry Surfboards Mean Bean. One of the coolest things about the site (CompareSurfboards.com) is that, as our subscribers increase and the amount of traffic to the site increases, I start to get a lot more feedback on what boards I should be riding. This has helped me to discover some GREAT new shapers, like Brayden Perry of Perry Surfboards.
I discovered Brayden Perry and Perry Surfboards through a very good mate of mine. It’s one of those things where I feel quite fortunate that I’ve been able to meet Braden at this time where he’s really just starting to grow his brand and people are becoming aware of him because, from what I’ve seen of his crafts so far, he’s going to be a well know shaper. He’s going to be very popular. Lots of people are going to be buying his boards because the quality and the craftsmanship is fantastic. The designs are cool and progressive and he is a lovely guy to deal with as well. He says what he’s going to do and he does what he says – a great guy to deal with.
This Mean Bean is Perry’s most directional small wave board. I wouldn’t call this a groveler, although it is getting into that range. I wouldn’t probably surf this below waist high. If you are surfing those average small waves in a summer session where it’s just fun and peaky and maybe flatter faced, this board is fast, it is lively, it is loose and it is an absolute ball to surf.
I actually surfed this Mean Bean just this morning in exactly those conditions. It was shoulder-high on the larger sets down to about waist high. Fun little peaky waves and offshore and just tons and tons of fun. I was taking off on these little runners with the Mean Bean. It’s just so fast and so loose. It’s almost like it doesn’t pivot off the front or the back of the board but more laterally through the center of it. You’re taking off on a wave and go to do a turn and it just feels like you can pivot the board any way you’d like…like a little skateboard. Really fun and fast and a great feeling in the water when it’s small and you want to have a bit of excitement.
In order to achieve that, you can see that he’s got this very wide oblong outline so it’s very much an elliptical outline with a lot of width running through the nose, wide all the way through the center and wider round tail at the back. He’s carried the foam throughout the board. It has a lot of volume hidden in this foil. It has fuller rails but not full rails. They’re still refined enough that, again, you feel like you can turn the board. Then, it’s very flat from tip to tail, very little rocker. Directionally, it’s very much a small wave board.
Now, the dynamic I think that gives the Perry Mean Bean that very loose feeling is what Brayden’s done with this very deep double concave. You can see, it has a single concave through the front but then it comes out to this very pronounced concave through the back. It almost feels like it goes from rail rolled into that concave there, humped through the center and the stringer of the board and then humps back out like that. There’s really defined channels running along the length of the board out through the tail. I think that, again, it gives that really fun, loose feeling. Overall though, a great little small wave weapon.
My best surfs in this have definitely been a smaller, fatter wave variety. I did surfed this a few times when it was bigger and a little more hollow. I did struggle with it a bit. This outline is a big, wide outline with foam distributed throughout. Combined with a very flat rocker, it is not the best shape for dropping into a steeper wave or when you’re trying to get inside a barrel. That’s not really what this board is intended for. Again, it’s intended to go fast. It’s intended to catch waves easily and to extract the most fun that you can out of your small summer wave sessions.
I’ve been surfing it solely as a quad. It is available as a five fin but I think for this type of board, especially, I like having a quad. I’ve been surfing my quad fins of choice lately which are these Futures Dave Rasta Quad fins.
That is the Mean Bean by Perry Surfboards, beautiful little summer small wave board. If you had to go on the Perry Mean Bean, please let me know what you think and thank you so much for watching the show.
OUTRO: The Mean Bean rips, grasshopper.
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
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