Pyzel The Ghost Review


What the Pyzel Surfboards site says about The Ghost:

‘A super versatile board, it has become one of JJF’s go-to boards and a favorite for many surfers world-wide.

Originally designed for performance in hollower, more powerful types of waves, The Ghost is also great for reef breaks, or dumpy beachies, and even excels in point waves. A great travel board, The Ghost could be considered a one-board quiver for any surf trip with decent to good waves on the menu.

Based off the Short Cut, The Ghost outline is more refined: it still has the wide point pushed a bit forward of center, but the nose area is kept down and the tail slightly pulled in to help the board fit into a tighter curve.

The thickness is also pushed forward, which helps even more with getting you into waves easily, and we kept the back end and rails thinner to help hold through barrels and turns at speed.

The rocker is med/low through the front half to get you into waves easily and pick up speed quickly. The rear end has plenty of rocker curve for turning control and a snappy responsiveness. Single concave runs through the entire bottom, with a double concave set inside, which equals speed and lift both on a rail and over flat spots while allowing for quick rail-to-rail transitions. The Ghost’s combination of rocker and concave makes for high performance handling through a healthy mix of sensitivity and control.

Depending on what you want to ride it in we recommend you order your Ghosts anywhere from your height to 8″ over, a 1/4″ to 1/2″ wider, and 1/8″ to 3/8″ thicker than your everyday shorty. Comes with a round tail, but we can custom make it with any tail you like.’

Pyzel Ghost Dims | BlinkSurf

Pyzel Ghost 5-fin | BlinkSurf

Pyzel Ghost Deck | BlinkSurf

Pyzel Ghost thin nose | BlinkSurf

Pyzel Ghost 5-fin Slots For Thruster or Quad Setup | BlinkSurf

What our BlinkSurf team rider says about the Ghost:

Rider’s profile:
– Age: 47
– Height: 6’2″
– Weight: 94 kg. (207 lbs)
– Fitness: Surfs daily
– Ability: Intermediate

Dims: 6’4″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ 36.9 L

This is the board model John John Florence won a world title with. When I ride it, I’m not riding like John John 😂

It’s for good waves.

It does not feel that thick because the deck is domed and the volume is not in the rails or nose.

So far I’ve surfed it about 14 times and have yet to extract the best from it.

Quite possibly the board is a better board than I am a surfer.

With thin rails and a small bladed tail it is not as user friendly as my more every day surfer shaped boards.

It has a subtle single into double concave. 5 fin slots for thruster or quad setup.

The entry rocker is quite flat and the tail has a little bit of rocker for whipping turns.

It’s quite refined, the nose is thin and as it is ridden in bigger waves, make sure you have enough length. I feel as though this board is a tad under volume for me.

I’ll be working on improving my ability and see if I can get it to work better for me. Either that or I need a 6 5 …. it suits an advanced surfer..

What people are saying about it:

“Designed for riding hollow, more powerful types of waves, the Ghost is a great for reef breaks, or pulling into draining, dumpy beachies, and also excels in long,drawn out point waves.” – Real watersports

“I have looked at the Ghost for myself. I personally feel that the Ghost would be perfect for hollow, barreling down the line waves.” – user MidWestAus on SurferMag forum

“The Ghost has been tested and developed with the Pyzel Team for extra performance in bigger waves. With full forward volume and a lower nose rocker combined with the control of a round tail and double concave out the back, this board lets you draw long lines with ease.” – Boardcave

“This new stick is designed for when its pumping & generally more powerful conditions. Good for reef, drainer beachies & long drawn out points. A good travel board or one board quiver if you’re looking at hollow conditions.” – user the.surfboard.spotlight on Instagram

“Best surf yet on my 6’3 yesterday in ledgy 2xOH waves. It goes so good.” – user islandbaynz on Instagram

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  • Dru Kiesel

    Does anyone have experience with both, the Pyzel Ghost and the Chilli Faded? I’m trying to decide between the two boards as a 6’2 or 6’3 Step up.

    • James Schramko

      I an 6 2 and 92 KG have a 6 4 20 1/4 2 7/8 36.9L Ghost and I have compared it to the DHD Sweet Spot 2 which I have as a 6 6 20 1/8 2 5/8 36.5L . They are similar volume. The Ghost has a flatter entry rocker (never nosedives) and a thinner more bladed tail. The DHD has more nose rocker and a wider round tail with more concave. The rails on the Ghost are thinner. The DHD steps up to bigger waves and accelerates faster. The ghost is more or a semi-stepup and maneuvers better.

      • Dru Kiesel

        Thank you, James!
        Really appreciate the input.