The Weekend Warrior is the latest greatest Domesticated model from…Lost Surfboards. It came about after a couple months of shaper Matt Biolos riding the new V2-Shortboards. When the surf got tiny he did not want to go back to the radically different small wave boards (like the Couch Potatos or Bottom Feeders) and have to adjust so dramatically back and forth. It seemed a new twist on a small wave, pointed nose, shortboard influenced design was needed. Making as seamless a transition as possible from the V2-Shortboard, Biolos shortened it, then lowered the entry rocker, widened the nose a bit and widened the tail dramatically. The extreme wide tail creates a very straight outline in the rear half of the board (reminiscent of Lost’s “Tri-Fish” and other Rocket Fish of the mid 90′s), so increased concave for more lift in small surf, which also added significant rail rocker wasa needed… thus adding a more progressive and tight wrapped turning radius off of the rear foot.
For the tail shape, Biolos first cut a diamond into it, hoping to shorten the rail line further and allow one to stand a bit more central on the board, and then taking a cue from many of the young indy-hipster shapers, he cut a deep wedge into the stringer. This created a “Split Diamond” tail. The prototype caused some controversy. At the same time, it also gave this design a lot of instant recognition and surely brought the other shapers plenty of exposure they might not have normally received. All the elements add up to a shorter, compact and effective small wave design that is high on volume, but holds and carries it well. It should allow us “Domesticated” dudes another option to chose from in order to ride a pointed nose weapon in small and gutless surf. It makes an incredible one/two punch as a two board quiver with the V2-Shortboard. For those turned off by the Split Diamond tail, swallow tails will be available, diamonds and even winged squash tails… all with similar results.
Available sizes for $670:
5’8” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/8” 28.92cl
5’10” x 20” x 2 1/2” 32.12cl
5’11” x 20 1/4” x 2 1/2” 33.84cl
Available sizes for $725 (colored)
5’6″ x 19″ x 2 1/4″ 25.81cl
5’9″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ 29.80cl