Campbell Brothers Mini Bonzer Light Vehicle Review


What the manufacturer’s site says about the Mini Bonzer Light Vehicle:

“The Mini Bonzer Light Vehicle (MBLV) is designed to be mainly a sub six foot board, although we do make them up to 6’4” or so for some bigger guys. The name comes from the fact that it utilizes the Bonzer Light Vehicle bottom which we first designed in 1977; and yes it is mini. The MBLV is a Bonzer 3, as that is what the original Bonzer Light Vehicle was. This board has great speed, maneuverability, and control. The tail isn’t super wide, which gives the MBLV good versatility. It Surfs frontside and backside equally well, and will handle some pretty solid waves for it’s size. It’s a great little wave catcher as well.”

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What people are saying about it:

“The Mini BLV utilizes the original Bonzer fin system and the Bonzer Light Vehicle bottom design. This model is a blend of the old and the new, and exists within the timeless zone of the Bonzer Space Time Continuum. If you are looking to ride something that is extra short, is fast and rides equally well front side or backside; this might be your ticket. The average size for these bulbous babies is 5’4″ to 5’8″, but can handle a few inches in either direction. Keep in mind that it’s profile incorporates a medium beak nose and medium to medium trim rails. This model does not, we repeat ‘not’ have the profile of a Hull type board. It is a short board that will paddle well and not catch rails and tip over easily. Short, fast, fun and surprisingly versatile is how it has been described so far.” –

“My favourite bonzer.” – User midnightpizzapublishing on Instagram

Recommended Size:

5’4” x 20.5” x 2.5″ to 6’2″ x 21.5″ x 3”

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See how other Campbell Brothers Surfboards’ models perform in the water HERE.

And here are Instagram pictures of the Campbell Brothers Mini Bonzer Light Vehicle:


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