Lost Beach Buggy 2015 Review

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What the Lost Surfboards site says about the Beach Buggy:

‘Derived from the Whiplash-TB. The Beach Buggy is more of an “every-mans” high performance shortboard. Used by many WT and Qualifying Series competitors, because it works equally well in small junk surf. This is the board that TB used to win the Hurley Pro, at Lower Trestles, in 2013, but has been refined and updated slightly over the last year. The 2015 version features TB’s hyper extended tail rocker (for tight radius arcs off the back foot) but a significantly more relaxed entry and central rocker, which combined with a wider nose allows for more drive and forward momentum, and stability, with a bigger landing platform from reverse and tweaked airs. A wider hip and tail block is added to the outline in the tail for more lift at low speeds, but the tail width at 12” is relatively the same as the WL- TB. This allows for superior precision and control than most all other “grovel” boards. With the centerline and rail volume is carried farther into the rails….and out to nose and tail the Beach Buggy is designed to be ridden 1-2” shorter than the WHIPLASH-TB. In the right size, this is a HP shortboard that can be ridden and enjoyed by most surfers of average to above average ability…not just for skinny kids and pros.’

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“Precision… Control… Speed… This high performance shortboard, Lost Beach Buggy, is geared for good waves, good conditions, good barrels! Although a more ‘forgiving’ performance surfboard, the ride is fast, precise, and explosive!” – Benny from Compare Surfboards

“The Lost Beach Buggy is a high performance every-wave, every-man shortboard, but with a little bit more volume and width. This fatter little brother to the Whiplash-TB might be more for the average surfer than that precision-guided missile, but it still rips.” – Luke Hart on magicseaweed.com

“This board has a lively and responsive feel and I am impressed with the quality of the build. By far the best of the three boards I have bought this year. Surfed it at the local reef breaks and Indo as well. Highly recommended.” – Trent on Boardcave

“To me the board felt like riding a mix between my whiplash and a speed demon 2. Easy to catch waves, do not have to paddle that hard at all even on mushy day. It is a very fast board and is my new go to board from lost. This board is wonderful!” – Riza on surfermag.com

“The Taj Beach Buggy starts with the Taj Whiplash then add a slightly wider/flatter nose, wider overall width, lower tail rocker and increased tail area. All of these changes make the board more powerful in average surf and more suitable for a wider range of surfers and conditions. To put it simply, this is the “highest performance small – medium wave surfboard “ in the …Lost lineup. Average surfers should stick with Sub Drivers and Sub Scorchers, but advanced intermediates and above will harness added performance, speed and response time with the Taj Beach Buggy.” – realwatersports.com

Size Chart:

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What do you think of the Lost Beach Buggy? We’d love to hear it!


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