Mark Richards MR Mini Mal Review

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What the Mark Richards website says about the MR Mini Mal:

‘My take on the whole mini-mal revolution is that the majority of surfers out there aren’t remotely interested in nose riding. Longboard customers just want a board that will be easy to catch waves, have plenty of flotation, and reasonably good turning ability for its size.

With this in mind, I have tried to incorporate as much shortboard technology into them as possible, to increase performance and ease of turning.


– a slight nose kick, to make it less likely to nose dive on a late take-off;
– a bump wing rounded square tail, for responsive turning;
– a single to double concave bottom for speed;
– a surfboard rail shape to give it some holding power and a positive feel when turning.

I have been making this shape with slight updates each year since the early 1990’s and it is a proven performer. Sizes are 7’6″, 8’1″, 8’6″, which come with FCS Tri fins, and 9’1″ which comes with the option of FCS Tri Fins or single fin box with 2 FCS side fins.’

Image Source: Mark Richards

What people are saying about it:

“Now of other shapers only understood that. Highly functional ride in wonky surf.” – user lconragan on Instagram

“Sounds like a fun San O summer board.” – user 7_day_weekend on Instagram

“Want more speed plus duck dive ability.” – Rory on Surf Science

Size Available:
Sizes are 7’6″, 8’1″, 8’6″.

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