What the Lost site says about the Puddle Jumper HP:
‘The Puddle Jumper HP is a souped up, slimmed down, refined Puddle Jumper. It features a pulled in nose with the wide point brought back, and a narrower, pulled in tail block. The new outline enables the PJHP to surf even more like a normal board- a very playful board that’s easy to paddle and ride yet still allows more radical and quick turns than all the other PJ models. It’s easy on the eyes, sleek and refined under the arm, and its smooth foiled lines deceptively hide its significant volume – with built-in speed to spare. Stand on the tail of this thing and simply go to town, up and down, round and round, like you have a motor in small surf. The tail, with its foiled rails and deep vee, holds in and gives confidence at high speeds. The overall at rocker, generous width, and deep central concave generate small wave squirt like you would expect from a Puddle Jumper.
The Puddle Jumper HP can take the domesticated gentleman into a realm thought long gone. Speed, with quickness, fast but loose, precise but playful. If you are one of the thousands of surfers who have enjoyed one of the Puddle Jumper series, the PJHP allows you to take your small wave surfing to the next level.’
What people are saying about it:
“The puddle jumper hp is just that! A more refined, more performance orientated puddle jumper. It features a more pulled in nose and tail and will allow more aggressive top to bottom surfing than the original puddle jumper.
The puddle jumper hp will perform best in small grovel conditions when you need extra speed or paddle power. This board is fast down the line and really lets you rip into turns.” – Boardcave
“Who: The Puddle Jumper HP can suit a variety of surfers based on current skill levels. Advanced surfers will ride this model on average 4-6” shorter than their current high-performance shortboard. The intermediate surfer will find this a good board to have in the quiver as a tool to easily catch more waves while being able to keep overall board length down. This will make learning and advancing one’s ability to maneuver and turn the board much easier than a “funboard or longboard”. Beginners could drastically oversize this model to learn the fundamentals but is not the most ideal candidate.
When: Ideal in sub-average to good waves especially if/when the conditions tend to be a bit soft or are punchy but not well overhead. In the hands of the correct surfer can be ridden outside those parameters, but the model is not specifically made for that.
What: The Puddle Jumper HP is a spin off the Puddle Jumper Squash and it does still share the forward volume, wave catching abilities, and good flotation. The changes start at the nose, with a more pulled in/slimmer outline, which in turn brings the wide point a bit back when compared to the original PJ. Despite that, it still has a parallel rail line that creates great drive when the conditions are soft and don’t give you down the line speed. Much like the nose, the tail is also pulled in a bit (from the OG PJ) which allows the board to pivot and complete tighter turns while also adding hold in steeper more critical sections. Finally, with the added “Deep Vee” through the tail this furthermore allows the PJ HP to confidently surf in the pocket which adds a performance-oriented twist to this rendition.” – Catalyst Shop
“Been riding mine all week, new favorite.” – lost_indo on Instagram
“Best small wave board ever, stingered EPS is the goods.” – surfboardempire on Instagram
“My favorite in the “Puddle” series. ????” – mike_delaney_sr on Instagram
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