Campbell Brothers Bumblebee Review

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What the Campbell Brothers site says about the Bumblebee:

‘The Bumblebee is a replica of one of the shapes that Duncan and I rode between 1973 and 1978. It is designed to be ridden shorter than the average board. It has a wide arc tail, about 9 1/4″ to 10 1/4″ from corner to corner. Most people ride them the same size you would ride a “fish”. The Bumblebee rides equally well frontside and backside. It is very fast and works in a wide variety of waves.’

Image source: bonzer5.com

Image source: bonzer5.com

Image source: bonzer5.com

What people are saying about it:

“The more I ride it the more I like it!!The rest of my boards are collecting dust.” – need 4 speed on Surfer forum

“That board is so much fun to ride and does everything so well that I find it hard to surf anything else. It sounds silly, but I really feel like I’m “truly” experiencing surfing. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all my other boards and different shapes that I surf regularly. But after surfing the ‘Bee, it’s like there’s this whole new world that’s been missing since I started surfing that I’m experiencing now and it’s soooo cool. I guess that’s what surfing is all about…

I dunno what it is: dimensions, outline, bonzer, superior craftsmanship, magic BumbleBee dust…probably a combination of all those things… Whatever it is, the ‘Bee is officially my “magic board” that everyone talks about and I’ve finally experienced for myself!

Have fun with it (not that you need ME to tell you that)” – ubersurfer on Surfer forum

“I’ll give it this, for just getting into waves, nothing can beat this board. When ‘caines Rita and Katrina came by, this thing was getting me into some head-high mushbombs with ease.” – Shwuz on Surfer forum

“I just sold my CB 6’0 Bumblebee Bonzer. cool board, so fast, so unique. I saw it at a surfboard swap few years back and had to have it. I passed it on to a dude who was super stoked on it from NC. But for this specific board you can’t expect it to perform like a typical thruster with the square tail. This thing liked a wave with some juice to get going. probably be really fun on a point type wave.” – rvb on SwellInfo forum

“Sick little summer board.” – markbrown777 on Instagram

Recommended Sizes:

5’6″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ to 6’5″ x 22″ x 3″

Here are videos we found of the Campbell Brothers Bumblebee:

And here are Instagram images we found:

What’s your take on the Campbell Brothers Bumblebee? We’d like to hear it!

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