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The Lost Motivator Surfboard is a really good board for catching waves easily. Its perfect for getting up, getting speed, and getting on the line.
An oldie but a goodie. This yellowing, scarred Lost Motivator holds a special place in my heart. Purchased on the road to form part of a two board around the world quiver, we’ve had many special times together.
From punchy little Nicaragua beach breaks to long Moroccan points and even longer, overhead, hollow left points in Peru, this thing surprised me over and over.
Affectionately dubbed the ‘USS Motivator’, a wee bit of Rocket heritage help to make an otherwise bulky outline more fun and nimble but the foam packed into this thing help me to catch about anything. The flutes on the tail help to loosen her up.
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+ It was great and helped me out on some fantastic waves.
+ It can handle a plenty of wave types.
+ Has a good distribution of foam so it’s good for getting up, getting speed, getting on the line.
– No minuses for this board.
The Lost Motivator Surfboard model at ________. In the beginning, I actually had a 6’6″JS Prodigy, which is kind of my step up good wave board, which I ended up keeping all the way through the trip. It was great and helped me out on some fantastic waves, when it was bigger and better.
Standard Lost Motivator Surfboard dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
This thing will fly down a line; fly across flat sections. I was surfing this thing well on over head. It can also handle punchy, smaller Nicaragua beach breaks.
It can handle itself well in different wave situations.
- Wide nose and oversized Rocket tail.
- It has a thick nose and tail foil for additional flotation without affecting thickness.
- Low tail rocker along the stringer line with a curvy rail rocker.
- It has a flat deck and a full, steep rail that brings stability and paddle power.
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Hey there, welcome to Benny’s Board Room. I’m excited because we’re going to talk about some surfboards today and every Wednesday, we get to talk about surfboards, which I love. I hope that you love surfing and surfboards too, which is why you’re watching the show.
This is the Lost Motivator. I am a big fan of Lost Boards, probably know if you’ve been watching the show. I actually bought this board as one-half of a 2 board quiver for a trip that my wife and I took around the world, as our honeymoon. So we saved up for a few years, and put together a shoe-string budget to travel around the world. Quite a difficult challenge to think about bringing just 2 boards to go surf all sorts of different ways. We were going to Portugal, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Peru and we ended up in California. So there’s lots of different places where we were surfing.
In the beginning, I actually had a 6’6″JS Prodigy, which is kind of my step up good wave board, which I ended up keeping all the way through the trip. It was great and helped me out on some fantastic waves, when it was bigger and better.
The other board I brought, a black 5 whip, just wasn’t cutting it in the small end of the wave range. I saw this board in Portugal, and again being a big fan of Lost and the Lost Rocket, this almost comes across as a fatter, wider, flatter version of the Rocket. I picked this up and this is a pretty big board. It’s a 6′ 2″ Lost Motivator, so it’s about 42 liters in volume. Despite the thickness and the width and the sheer size of this board, it actually handled itself very well in a lot of wave situations, that I wouldn’t have normally expected it to.
Experience in the Surf
I was surfing it in one of my favorite waves on the planet which is a wave down in Peru that I won’t say the name of long, left-hand sand bottom point that just absolutely in love with. I was in heaven. It was like the perfect combination of pace and barreling. Not too heavy, but heavy enough to make it really challenging. I was surfing this thing well over head many days out there. It was handling it just fine, even with this shorter, wider, larger rake fins that I was using. I’ve also surfed this in punchy, smaller Nicaragua beach breaks; handled itself then.
I’ve taken it back, and now it sits at my mom’s place in California. Now I surf it when it’s smaller out here. Overall, a really good board for catching waves easily. This thing will fly down a line; fly across flat sections. You can see the very flat rocker throughout. It’s got a good distribution of foam, which a lot of Matt Biolos’ boards from Lost do, so it’s good for getting up, getting speed, getting on the line. Again, despite the bigger outline, it still handles itself when it’s bigger and better.
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That is one-half of my 2 board, around the world quiver, the Lost Motivator. As always, thank you so much for watching. If you’ve had a go on the Motivator, please let me know what you think. I will speak to you again soon.
Get motivated to go have a blast in small, crappy conditions, grasshopper, with the Lost Motivator.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Standard Lost Motivator Surfboard Dimensions & Volumes available at the Lost Surfboards website:
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