Lost Puddle Fish Review


What the Lost Surfboards site says about the Puddle Fish:

‘The PuddleFish is an extreme little speed machine. A fast and fishy spin on the ever popular Puddle Jumper. Distinctly shaped with an inverted swallow, set inside a wide square tail, and a speed bleeding, afterburner, release channel exiting the tail.

Designed for unadulterated lateral speed in small surf, the PuddleFish sprung forth from an extended flat spell this past summer, and the need for some thing fresh to inspire me to get out there regardless.

Beginning with the Puddle Jumper, and retaining its performance defining rocker and spiral vee under the rear foot, I pushed the wide point slightly forward, widened and squared off the tail block and really pulled in/straightened out the hip area of the outline, between the feet. These changes, combined with reducing the depth of the concave through the center of the board (which straightens and flattens the rail rocker under the front foot) all work together to build a more linear speed down the line, across flats and though slop. The inverted swallow, and angular corners of the square tail, reduces surface area behind the rear foot, adding bite and control without sacrificing the extreme drive generated by the straight tail outline and rail rocker. The entire design is wrapped up with the (optional) speed bleeding, “afterburner”, release channel, which sits inside the double concave vee panels and is toed in slightly, to run parallel with the rear quad fin placement. The channel then exits at the apex of the inverted swallow. My goal was to design a board that matches the flat line speed of any alternative “fish” design, without the cumbersome, drifty feeling most of these boards possess, and allow full force, small wave, rail surfing with confidence.’

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

Image Source: Lost Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“The first surf in weak south coast waves showed just what this board can do, great paddling, gets into the wave really fast and has insane acceleration once up and riding. It’s got all the bonuses of a Fish style board with none of the drawbacks.” – Boardshop

“I have a 5,7 of this model, compared to the original puddle jumper this board absolutely flies! Tons of down the line speed even on weak, flat-faced waves. Best thing about the board however is how well it turns- much tighter pivoting than the original and far easier to stay in the pocket and go vertical. The original PJ had a tendency to catapult you out of the pocket where you’d have to cut back constantly to stay in it. This board feels much more looser. My fav small wave board to date.” – Richard Forbes-Simpson on YouTube

“The Lost Puddle Fish is a new fishy spin on the proven …Lost Puddle Jumper design concept. This futuristic, spaceship looking sled is a linear (down the line) rocket ship.”  – Real Watersports

A traditional fish with speed and maneuverability that looks like you have a board from the year 2030 and not the 1930s.” – Tommie Kogut  on Real Watersports

“Once you are up on the wave, the Puddle Fish feels pretty nimble and responsive for a full foam board. When you put the board on rail, that is when the magic happens. As soon as the Puddle Fish goes on rail, it accelerates.  Not just a little, but a lot.  This thing smokes out of turns.” – Matt Nuzzo  on Real Watersports

“The Puddle Fish can be summed up as a grovel model which excels in poor to average + waves that can be ridden by all skill levels. Should be ridden 2-5” shorter than your traditional shortboard.” – Catalyst Shop

“The All new Puddle Fish by Lost is the new, updated fishy version of the surfboard of 2016, the Puddle Jumper. The first noticable change is the tail and there really is plenty going on. This isn’t just any old fish tail, it is a inverted wide square fish tail. This gives drive plus hold and provides plenty of speed on the bottom turn but also continuous speed in flat sections and beyond. This is a shape that will surf well in weaker, sloppy surf that we tend to get in the Uk in summer but will also allow some leverage in the better stuff, this ain’t no one trick fish!” – Secret Spot

“If you are looking for speed in slow waves, the Puddle Fish is the answer. Drawing on the Puddle Jumper but adding the faster elements of a fish design, the Puddle Fish is designed with a flat, inverted swallow tail and a release channel exiting out the tail. These elements, combined with a reduced concave in the hull, a wide point under the front foot, and straighter hips in the rails, makes the Puddle Fish a speed demon built for down-the-line acceleration. The unique tail shape combines with a refined rocker and a spiral V under the rear foot to preserve sensitivity and turnability while supercharging the board’s speed.” – Hawaiian South Shore

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