Lost Couch Potato Review

What the Lost Surfboards site has to say about the Couch Potato:

‘It happens to most of us. We spend our younger years rallying against anything that stands in front of us, running rampant and causing chaos. Surf all day, rage all night and to hell with the consequences. But then society and, to some degree, conformity grab hold and tame our wild ways. Responsibilities rear and priorities pile up. Water time drops down, waist sizes inch up and life settles in. When you do get in the water, the last thing you need is more work, more grief and difficulty. Precious time in the brine should be fun and easy. It shouldn’t add to life’s stresses and struggles. To help make every hard earned and precious session a success, we bring you the “Domesticated Series”: Generous volume boards designed for having a good time… in your free time, and free you from the drudgery of every day dealings. Minimalistic curves and design elements that allow you to capitalize on and control that extra volume to your advantage, both in the line up, and most importantly, on the wave….translating into higher waves counts without sacrificing surfing performance on those waves. That’s what The Domestic Series is all about …good times, fun and easy.

Designed in conjunction with the LayZboy, The Couch Potato in the extreme small wave version of the same general concept. It is wider, shorter, with a flatter rocker and a more parallel, yet continuously curving, outline than its big brother. Designed specifically a small wave surfboard, The Couch Potato (CP) is essentially a grovel version of the LayZboy, with a noticeably wider nose , with less entry rocker and a fuller forward foil, combined with a slightly wider tail. The outline and rocker combine for a board that is crazy fast , yet still controllable and maneuverable, in gutless surf. A waist high weapon that, like the LayZboy, can be surfed equally effective from both a centered stance or off the tail. Recommend to be ridden 2” shorter than the LayZBoy or the same size as Plank or Bottom Feeder.’

Image Source: LostSurfboards.com

Image Source: LostSurfboards.com

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Image Source: SwellInfo.com

What people are saying about it:

“The Couch Potato can literally take ANY surfer and turn them into a small wave fun hog. Round nose, flat rocker, elliptical outline and full volume translate to a design that has a massive sweet spot and is very easy to surf in otherwise “don’t even bother” shortboard conditions. Just like the LayZBoy, the CP has a very long sweet spot allowing surfers to stand anywhere on the board and still have it turn and go fast. This is great for bobbled take offs where your feet might not end up in the right place or for more advanced surfers that want to style trim the highline then step back for a more precise snap.” – RealWaterSports.com

“Small wave performance surfing the Couch Potato will help you catch more waves, trim and connect sections all the way to the beach. You can even nose ride the board with the extra foam up front or do your normal shortboard snaps and cut backs. The Couch Potato is a great addition to you quiver to keep you surfing and having fun in everyday average conditions.“ – BoardCave.com.au

“I have a 5’7 stock dims but had it made in EPS/epoxy. It goes great in anything from shin to stomach high. What I really like over other grovelers is for the volume they’re relatively thin, mine being 35+L but only 2.44 (2 7/16) thick. I like this because it doesn’t give it that bloated corky feeling some other grovelers have. It’s super fun and fast in the small stuff but also easy to turn and throw around.” – Toobz on CompareSurfboards.com

“As you would expect, the Couch Potato packs a lot of volume. A flat rocker. Full rails. It has what you might call an ‘extended sweet spot.’ You can lean into it pretty much anywhere and it’ll still accumulate ridiculous speed. You can size it small enough to make it super easy to control, but still pack enough foam that you’ll never bog from overburying a rail, tail, or nose.“ – TheSurfersView.com

“This board should be called the Crack Potato. It’s super fun and you will quickly become addicted to riding it. The great thing about these types of boards is that you don’t have to wait for waves. If anything is breaking, go surf. I’ve had this puppy out in everything from below-knee-high-lake-Atlantic-windslop to clean, nearly chest high groundswell NSB inlet peaks. In the real small stuff it does not have the glide of the Plank (in fairness, the Plank I have is a larger board and has added advantage with more parallel rails). The CP will cruise in the real small stuff though and, thanks to the vee and Keahana-lightness, pop little off the lips in waves shin-high.” – greysuit on SurferMag.com

Size Chart:

5’4 21 2.32 30.6
5’5 21.25 2.38 32.3
5’6 21.5 2.38 33.3
5’7 21.75 2.44 35.1
5’8 22 2.5 36.9
5’9 22.25 2.56 38.8
5’10 22.5 2.63 40.8
5’11 22.63 2.63 41.8
6’0 22.75 2.66 43.1
6’1 22.88 2.75 45.5
6’2 23 2.75 46.5

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