The Lost California Twin surfboard is a long-awaited collaboration between Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos and Mark Richards.
The start point was MR’s best selling modern shortboard the Super Twin which Matt (with Mark’s permission) set about tweaking with some subtle changes to the rocker and outline. The aim was to create a modern single to double concave, small wave weapon with a forgiving and user friendly nature. By far the biggest and most noticeable change was to the entry rocker which was significantly lowered and the nose, tail-block and overall width were widened. These initial changes massively improved the glide, an essential attribute for a board that needs to perform in gutless mush. Matt stuck with MR’s proven ‘down soft rails’ and modern tail rocker so the Cali Fish still turns on a dime and performs in ‘pockety’ beach-break waves.
The California Twin is a curvy little Fish; flat where it needs to be for paddle speed and glide and totally capable of ‘shortboard-esque’ snaps in the pocket.
Get the sizing right and you’ll fall in love with this little fish in the blink of an eye. If you rip and are in need of a groveller, the Cali Fish ticks all the boxes. If you’re looking for a forgiving shortboard as an intermediate or an older rider, or you just don’t get in as often as you’d like or get the quality waves some are blessed with…the California Twin has got your name on the stringer!
The Cali Twin comes with a 2 + 1 fin setup which is designed to work either as a pure twinnie or with the addition of a stabilizing trailer. You could try a regular thruster set but the plug cluster looks a little cramped for this to work efficiently.
Don’t forget you can also order a custom version of this board choosing your exact dims, fin set up and fin system, check out our customizer service at Boardshop right now. All you need to do is pump in the details and pay a £100 deposit with the balance due when we send you the board, average build time is 6-8 weeks. Also quite a few of the chaps here surf this board, or have surfed it plus we talk to lots of surfers and take on their feedback so we are here to chat about this or any other board just give us a call on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.
Boardshop is stoked to be a key partner for Lost surfboards across Europe and beyond. The staff here have surfed pretty much every board in the range at some time or another and we speak to surfers from all over the world and get their feedback on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we’re well placed to talk about all aspects of Lost Surfboards. We’re happy to consider trading in your old board against a new board, so If you have any questions about this we’d be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.