ResinWorks Raging in Rio

Posted on October 14, 2013

So The Lucky Bastards and I went to Brazil.

The concept was to do a ResinWorks “tour” through Brazil, showcasing some over the top …Lost  surfboards, glassed by The Bastards.

Now our crew in Brazil does not hold back, and when they decide to commit to some thing….well, it really gets done. The first event was in Rio. Out in a big grassy field, adjacent to a horse racing track. On a clear and crisp night, with the “Cristo De Redento (Rios most notable object…A giant Statue of Christ atop a mountain..) clearly visible in the distance, the boards were set up with a lighting system on them that was worthy of a Disneyland display. Celebrating the surfboard as art, like we have never before.

With a veritable “who’s who” of Rios Surf and entertainment communities (including local professional athletes of various sports, TV personalities, and models)  It was one of the most , if not the most, impressive party ever associated with …Lost. I was dumbfounded. The Brazilians have always known how to have a good time…and this night in Rio was no exception. Heres some photos to back up the claims.

10 boards, all built in Spain, at the Pukas factory, set up like paintings in a surrealistic, out door gallery.



All evening, there was a steady procession of girls posing with the boards. No one was complaining.IMG_9555 IMG_9671 IMG_9662





The Scene….Not a bad place for a shin-dig3Y5A6919 IMG_9995_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p FESTA

This is Perdo “Scooby” Hard charging free surfer, aspiring TV Personality and Long time …Lost AmbassadorIMG_9958_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p SURFISTA PEDRO SCOOBY

Who called in the Midgets?IMG_9937_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p PEDRO SCOOBY E TURMA

IMG_9889_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p SURFISTAS

The Brazilians are very proud of their girls.IMG_9874_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p LUIZA CESARIO, MARJORIE MELO E NINA BRANCO IMG_9866_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p NATALIA PATURY, RENATA BELTRAME E SAMANTHA HARDING IMG_9857_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p JULIANA PRADO BITTAR IMG_9851_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p TAIS GARTNER, TAYANE MORENO E FERNANDA GONCALVES IMG_9827_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p TAYANE MORENO

Lots of work went into these babies.IMG_9798_AGi9 Murillo Tinoco_p FESTA

Scooby again, with Fernando, a great partner for our brand in Brazil.IMG_9693

Now this is how to be an expecting Mother. Hope thats non alcohol.IMG_9691 IMG_9644 IMG_9621 IMG_9610 IMG_9524


Did I mention the Brazilians are proud of their women?IMG_9502 IMG_9498 3Y5A7102 3Y5A7076 3Y5A6945 3Y5A6880 3Y5A6877


Oswaldo, from BoardsCo Rio, and Roberto3Y5A6876


Two of my favorites from my years of travel to Brazil. Mauricio and Tiago’Lito. These guys are awesome.3Y5A6873 3Y5A6868 3Y5A6860


I have no idea who these people are.3Y5A6837

With The Bastards…..3Y5A6776 3Y5A6701 3Y5A6662 3Y5A6612 3Y5A6610

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  2. Michael October 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Matt, I would like to order a custom made Sub Driver and I am wondering what dimensions you would recommend? I’m 197cm tall, 75kgs, tall/lanky build, intermediate ability.


    • Matt Biolos October 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      I dont know my CMs very well, but your lbs are about 165…which is average.
      How tall in Feet n inches?

      • Michael October 28, 2013 at 5:51 am

        I’m about 6’5 tall

        • André October 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

          Thanks again

      • Neil January 21, 2015 at 6:59 am

        Hi Matt,
        I normally ride a 9’6 longboard and fancy coming down to something smaller and I really like the look of the lazy toy. Only thing is that I am built like a Tank?! 5’10 tall 100kg and am 41 years old and no where as fit as I once was. Was thinking of a 6’8 lazy toy but am aware that alot of people say not too big with this model but I normally need plenty of foam. On my longboard I am just doing basic turns and nothing advanced but just fancy a challenge for 2015. Would welcome any advice matey.

        • Neil January 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

          Hi Matt,
          Forgot to mention that I am in Cornwall in the UK and I am looking for a board that will handle waist to head high waves.

  3. André October 18, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Mr Matt,

    I’ve been riding a SSCORCHER2 5’6 19 2.32 + SDRIVER 5’8 18.75 2.25 + WHIPTAJ 5’10 18.50 2.32 and I want to replace the SDRIVER with a V2SB.
    My question is, should I order the V2SB with the same dims as the SDRIVER?

    Thank you,


    • Matt Biolos October 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      That would be a big yes.

  4. Mark October 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I have a lost v2rocket that I love and now very interested in the V2SB models. What is the difference in the V2SB vs V2SB Domesticated?

    Is the Domesticated version the original V2 Rocket outline? and the V2SB a more HP outline?

    Thanks Matt!

    • Matt Biolos October 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Mark,They are the same board. Just bigger stock dims is all.
      I some times confuse people, but its really just a bigger set of recommended stock dims.

  5. Mike October 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm


    I’m debating between a RV and lazy boy to compliment my bottom feeder. Which board has more top end? Is there a big difference between the two? I’m looking for a domesticated board that can better surf.



    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm


      Its hard to say which has more top end..I havnt really pushed the RV yet..My gut says the LazyBoy though, although I can definitely say that the RV has more top end than the BF.

  6. Jay October 29, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Matt what are your suggestion for these kinda waves? I need something that paddle faster..was thingking to get SS2.. Should i stick with the same dimension? Or should i jst custom the subD with wider tail block and low entry rocker? Im a backfooted surfer, and i really like ths board, but it seems tht it doesnt really suit well at my homebreak..

    Currently im riding stock size subdriver 5’6 x 18.5 x 2 3/16..
    Im 5’5 145lbs 25yo

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      I might be crazy, but those waves look exactly like what a backfotted surfer would want to use a SubDriver in. The special one with lower entry and wider tail especially.
      The dims seem pretty right on as well.

  7. Paul Fisher October 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Hey Matt,

    I moved to California from Hawaii four years ago and the first board I had was a XTR Round Nose Fish Quad. It was the funnest board I ever had, Mostly road it at First Point Malibu. It was super fast, with the quad I could do a coulple pumps and just blow around sections and longboarders but it was loose when I waned too. Such a rad board. I ended breaking it twice, got it repaired but finally it disingrated. Got got that board from a frend…how can I order another?

    I am 6’0”, 165-170lb. I surf most days there is waves. I think the previous one was a 5’10”. I would mostly surf it at First Point Malibu.

    When you have a chance can I order another one or can you point me in the right direction to get that order in.



    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Stoked you like that board. The best, and most cost effective, way to order any XTR board is directly with Javier at XTR. His website is epoxy@epoxypro.com
      Just google search xtr surfboards..you can find it. he takes the order and sends me the blank. We cut and shape it, then he glasses the board. its a pretty good system.


  8. Joao October 31, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Hi Matt,

    I would like to know what’s your opinion in getting one of these boards, F1StubDriver or SubBuggy, as a step up for my V2SB.
    What measures would you reckon are the best?

    My V2SB is 6’1 x 20 x 2.63 redering 33.7 litres.
    I’m 6’1 and 200lbs backfooted solid intermidiate surfer from Portugal.
    Usually surfing beachbreaks (some pointbreaks at time on Ericeira).

    Cheers from Portugal

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      I would reccommend the The F1Stub as the step up from the V2…Or, better yet, a V2-SB”HP” which has extra nose rocker and a Round tail. Thats what Brett Simpson has been riding mostly.

  9. RPO November 1, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Matt, I recently bought my first Lost, a 6′ 2” V2 Stub. This is my first time contacting a manufacturer of anything but this board has literally improved my life so here goes…. Living in the LA area I am used to coming home from a morning 2-3 foot surf somewhat dissatisfied. I am an intermediate and nearly 40 year old surfer and on those days I always feel like I needed to suffer through on either my shortboard having a hard time catching waves or a clunky larger fish type board which isn’t much fun to turn. The V2 Stub paddles and maintains speed like a fish but turns like a shortboard. After my last two sessions in very mediocre waves I still had so much fun and came home in such a good mood that my wife actually asked me what had gotten into me. So I guess she thanks you as well.

    Lost convert,

    Rishad Olpadwala

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Very good to hear Rishad.
      You are the reason we work so hard. Stoked, and Thanks for taking the time to let me know.


  10. Doug November 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I just sold my 5’8 couch potato here in NJ so I could go up in volume. I really bought it for knee to waist gutless stuff to replace a firewire sweet potato 5’6 with 38L. The couch potato at 36.4 seemed to be a bit sluggish in knee to thigh high waves (FYI I’m 6’0 190-195 intermediate and not the best shortboarder in knee to thigh high junk) Waist to stomach was great though. Surfed it well. For reference I have the 5’10 lazy boy and it goes great. Perfect float and size. Best board I’ve ever had. I’d like to go custom in a couch potato with a 5’8 at 22.25 width and 2.62 thick and get in the 38.8 L range but I was wondering if 40l in a 5’9 Might be even better in the smaller stuff. Always hard to tell how much volume to have in a board and not have it affect the rails and the turns. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I’m looking to put an order in at Brave NW around Xmas.

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      5’6 is too small for you. You want MORE volume in smaller waves…not less. You would want to be on the 5’8 for the small junk. The CP and LB are made with no concave. if you dont have e=xtra float and volume built in, they can easily sit too low in the water and feel as you described. The vee makes the high volume easy to control and turn etc..makes them more sensitive. I would sell that 5’6. if you want to stay that short, you need to pack more into it…meaning keep at least the same width… even .25″ wider, than your lazy boy..and the same thickness…possibly .13″ more.

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      I misread….your exactly right actually. The stock dims are too small for you to go that short..if you wanna go 5’8, you gotta do as you said and go wider/thicker…dont be afraid to get close to 40liters….

  11. Sean November 2, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Hey Matt – Can you tell me volume for Sub Driver 6’1 19.25 2.5. Looking to submit custom order.

    Thanks in advance. Love your shapes!

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      31.2 liters…

      • Sean November 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

        Thanks Matt! Leaning towards the V2 short after feeling it up in shop and hearing the epic reviews. Have you made any in a roundtail? If so, how was the feedback?

        Can you tell me the volume for V2 6’1 19 2.5? Liking the simpo+ dims since I’m a bit bigger. Thanks again!

  12. charlie November 4, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Hey Matt, I would like to know if I have to use a similar volumen in liters in all of my boards. I have a 5,8 rocket with 28 liters and a driver with the same volumen. If i want to buy a 6,6 for example to Mundaka, have I to go to the same volumen? How I cold calculate it? Thanks in advance

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      You gotta go up…the length is a major influence on the liters..Think of it this way..to make that 6’6 the same volume as your driver, you would need to make it narrower and thinner. If you then reduced it to the length of the driver…..your talking about a board that wold nto fit you.
      On smaller boards, you tend to gain about .75 liters per inch..as the boards get bigger, you gain about 1liter per inch…so if your Driver is 6’2…then Your 6’6 would be about 3 liters more..that would be safe. Kolohes 6’0 Driver is 26.5liters…His 6’3 Rpin Driver is over 28. Safe bet is to not go thinner and keep the same width as your typical short board….

  13. Jorge Zagalo November 7, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Hello Matt

    Sorry for using the blog for this but I’m really sad with what happened, i ordered you a board in summer, as usual spoke with you on the blog and as usual you are very professional and helpful, I’m not a pro surfer, but i surf for 30 years and i work on the Surf industry, selling Lost for the last 7 years and using a few lost boards this last years, today after a few emails OLATU told mee that have sold the board you made me !!!!! This is bullshit, some people that work your brand, they don’t care…..Of course that a board is just a board but i think that in the future, the brand is going to loose with things like this.
    Sorry but i think is important for you to know what happens….
    Best Regards – Jorge Zagalo – Portugal

    • JDS November 7, 2013 at 6:57 am

      I agree with Jorge.

      I ordered a v2SB in early August and it just came in in the middle of October.
      I asked for it to be red with black rails but the finishing on it was so shitty I think they didn’t sanded it correctly so when they sprayed the foam all the lines from the sanding not being smooth poped up but they didn’t even cared to try and cover it and just shipped it to the store where it was returned obviously.

      I don’t know what you think of these situations but this makes think if I want to order again from Olatu in the future another Lost board despite really liking your shapes and designs.

      Hope you try to mend this kind of situation

      • David Luis November 11, 2013 at 6:15 am

        Hi JDS
        I am really surprised with your complain.
        1 – about the problem with the painting. Olatu answer to our complain the best way they could – asking me to send the board back.
        2 – about the wainting period. Since the first time we spoke about this model, i told you that you would wait more than normal because you were asking for a board that wasn’t yet on the catalog. Truly, me and Olatu were opening an exception accepting your order, because the board was not yet been produced on the Europe market. You knew the situation since the beggining and you have accept it.

        See you soon

        David Search Store

        • JDS November 12, 2013 at 2:35 am

          Dear David,

          Just my final two sents on these topic.

          Regarding the first point about the paint job, nothing less would be expected of them. About the second, it’s true but when you contacted them and they accepted it, and after two and half months, I would expected that the end product would have been completed in a proper manner as I requested. Again, as I saw with you on the store when checking the board, “shape-wise” the board looked excelent just the finishing on the paint job wasn’t proper but I stick to what I said before as this is a big investment for the average person and when paying top euros for that one expects everything to run smoothly and get what one requested.

          I’m posting as critic to quality control over there that affected me, and not as complaint, because the complaint was delt with you and appreciate you taking the time to sort that out for me.
          Only by pointing out not so good aspects and constructive criticism can we evaluate their work and move things in the right direction, not just only by praising and given good feedback.

          Hopefully in some weeks for now, all parties envolved would be pleased and I’m back here saying that I’m stoked with the board. And this post will fade into oblivion.

          Cheers mate

          • David Luis November 12, 2013 at 4:18 am

            Hi JDS,

            You know as i know, i won’t delivery you that board. You’ve never received a call from me to pick up the board, you show up in the shop to say hello and you saw the board. On that moment, i was already in touch with Olatu taking care of the problem. So i did not call you to pick up the board, and if you do not showed up that day, i think we would be straight for the good feedback you are expecting to let here! On that day i explainedyou that the board was not ok, and that’s why i did not call you yet, and i was taking care of it. Delay on deliveriesnothing have to do with bad work. She would take more time as you knew. See you soon. You will be happy with the board :)
            Take care. See you soon

      • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        They went out of their way to tell you to return the board (AT THEIR COST) AND OFFERED TO MAKE ANOTHER OR PART WAYS. You dont need to come on my blog and talk negativley after they obviously did what they could to make you happy and solve the issue. the boards are hand made. its not easy. Its not like they said fuck you ..keep it! they took it back, and paid for the shipping.
        Its bad taste for you to spew here. if they were not open to give you good service and return the issue, then maybe you could complain here.

    • PX November 8, 2013 at 4:55 am

      Hi Matt,
      Unfortunately I´ve also had some problems with Olatu. In the last 2 years I ordered 3 ..Lost boards and they never sent me the colour logo that I asked. It´s a small problem but is very boring.But the biggest problem was the shaped. I don´t understand how a professional shaper make one hp shortboard with a hyper full rails. The volume of rails is always the same, if you order one model with 2.25 thickness or 2.18 thickness . How is possible? And the 3 boards came with the same problems, disastrous rails and with the wrong colour logo. I loving your boards/models and your work so in my modest opinion you deserve a more professional staff in Europe to represent your amazing brand the …Lost!!! I have to get a 2 good Mayhem boards, I purchased one board directly from U.S and the another one I waited for your last visit to Olatu. Sorry for using the blog to expose this problems but I can´t keep silent more time. Thanks for your attention.

    • Bjoern November 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Same here, ordered a board that never made it for my surftrip, and when i picked it up it had the wrong tail. Last board a friend ordered came as a fcs thruster, he had ordered Future 5 fin. Im afraid the chaos in olatu will hurt your buisness

    • jorge Zagalo November 11, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Hello again Matt

      I Have to say that i was not happy with the fact that the board that i ordered to you was sold….and in fact i react and overreact in what i wrote on the email i have send to the blog, for the last years i have sold boards from OLATU and they have been good partners and friendly people, Ignacio and all the crew. I want to say that i was angry with the situation but it was not the best way to express it. After they provide me a solution for the matter, just to wish all the best for you and for LOST.
      Best Regards
      Jorge Zagalo – Portugal

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      I dont know what to say. There are always two sides to every story and I have worked with the Olatu people a lot of years…almost twenty years. Overal, they have always done well for me and I have to accept some bumps in the road. I truly hope we can make you situation better, but I need to stick with my partners and trust them with the territory.

  14. Henry November 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm


    Have a 5’5″ 20″ 2.3 Bottom Feeder, 5’8″ 19.25″ 2.32 Mini Driver. Me 5’8″ 170lbs. Advanced, but work for my waves. What would be good dimensions for a RV?

    Thanks, Henry

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      aI would think similar to the Bottom Feeder, but a bit thicker, 2.3 seems and feels kinda thin. The boards are pretty similar, but the RV carves with more confidence and holds in better.

      • pirin January 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        im also 170 pounds and 5’9″,,,what size RV should i go for,,,i can only get stock sizes that u did in costa Rika i guess…

  15. john November 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Matt,

    I’m currently riding a 6’2″ × 21.5 x 2.63 newer model RNF with 5 fin boxes. I feel its the perfect board for me in the softer stomach to head high waves that we get most of the time at my local beach break. I ride it with the MR setup w a small trailer fin.

    I’m looking for the equivalent of an RNF step-up board for the hurricane and other swells that we get which require a little more rocker and all around more high performance shape. I’m 5’11 and 215lbs and an average surfer.

    What board in what dimensions would u recommend?

    • Matt Biolos November 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      How about a ..
      6’4 Mini Driver…same thickness and 21.25′ wide as the RNF. Its very fast down the line
      Or….Same dims 6’4 go up to 2.75 but down to 21″ wide…RockUp..a bit more pulled in tail, with more tail rocker…fits in tubes and top to bottom , tight curves extremely well.
      Or..we could custom build a RNF step Up..with a more pulled in swallow tail and a bit more nose rocker…its easy for me to execute and would be fun to make. 6’3 or so..maybe

      • john November 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

        I like the RNF step up idea. How do I go about ordering? Also, ive seen some of ur boards at moonlight for glassing. Is it possible to get mine glassed there plus a spray by peter?

        • john November 16, 2013 at 5:32 am

          Will u be visiting wrightsville beach this year?

  16. michiel November 10, 2013 at 5:00 am

    He Matt,

    Same here with an order from Olatu, orderd a Subscorcher II with a squash-tail and got it with a fishtail..

    Also requests as logo-color etc always seem to fail..

    Hope you can change the way things are going at Olatu.


    • michiel December 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Hé Matt,

      Just wanna say, they at Olatu did a great job at fixing another board.. Looking forward on riding the SS2 in Dutch Slob..


      • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

        Good to hear Michiel

  17. JerseySurfingSucks November 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I want to get a minidriver and don’t see volumes online. I am looking for around 25 cl.
    What size should I get?
    Thanks in advanced.

    • Mark November 13, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Google mini driver volume. It’ll pop up in the image search. I can tell u right now though your looking at a stock 5’6″ or 5’7″ for 25 liters.

  18. louis November 13, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Hi matt,
    I did not yet make my choose between a motivator and the V2 stub
    CAN you tell me the big difference between this 2 boards . They looks like similar
    My quiver : bottom feeder 5’9 , uberplank 5’10, pelagic 5’10, mini driver 6’2 and rock up 6’6 and i am 78 kg for 185 cm
    Christian from south of France

  19. Mark November 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Hey Matt, are the new remake of the old logos with cool color blend available on boards in Oz?

  20. Riley November 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Sorry to dork out here but just wanted to say thank you. I picked up my new Custom V2 rocket at HSS in Huntington and could not be more fired up on the ride. My custom Plank from two years ago freaked me out so much I have been sold on Lost shapes since. Cannot believe how much a few new boards have changed my surfing. Really appreciate the craftsmanship and all of your help dialing in dims on your blog for this lower level surfer. You were dead right on the V2, great first shortboard after surfing a Lazy Boy for the past summer. Fired up to get on my new custom Couch Potato I ordered as well. Take care, and hope you are getting your share of waves.

  21. Michael November 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Matt, sorry to bother you again, I commented before asking what dimensions you would recommend for me for a custom made Sub Driver? I’m 24 years old, intermediate ability, about 6’5 tall, 75kgs/165lbs, tall/lanky build.

    Thanks for your help

  22. Vic November 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Hi Matt, I have an EPS Bottom Feeder 5’8″ x 22 x 2 9/16 Volume is 38.34, that I Love! What dims would I order an RV in? Thanks so much, Vic

  23. Devon November 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Hey Matt. I just wanted to say thanks for all the amazing boards. I have so much more fuckin’ fun surfing on your gear. Legend!!!

  24. Filipe November 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Hey Matt,

    What´s the model of FCS II you would recommend me to use in the V2SB???
    I´m 158lbs…

    • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Felipe, I havnt even learned all new names and templates yet. Its so much information. At your size, I would guess a medium size fin with some rake for drive. the v2sb likes fins wit a lot of drive.

  25. Jeremy November 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Hey Matt,

    What would you recommend as a step up for a 6’6 x 21 x 2.75 Sub Scorcher 2? Just want massive paddling power for those rare big days.

    I’m 6’1, 220 lbs, 42 years old, intermediate and in LA. Thinking maybe 6’10 x 21 x 2.75 Scorcher with a pin tail (and specify “step up” on the order form)?


    • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      I dont recommend a scorcher. I think a round tail SubScorcher 2 would be a better option. the dims your saying would be great in that design. I have made a few lately. they make a nice fun semi step up that is not gunny…but just fun in bigger surf.

  26. tom g November 26, 2013 at 9:05 am

    hello mb
    what would be a hiper-shorty like the sub driver, but a lil more friendly to paddle? maybe a lil less nose rocker or something?
    and in what dims would u suggest for me at 170 pounds, intermediate i’d say? i ride a stock 5’11 sbdriver.
    stock 58 plank, and a V2 5’10×19.63×2.38(this one came out kinda big)

    • Tom galan November 27, 2013 at 5:08 am

      If you dont mind, would you also give me some dims recommendations for a BLUNT…
      Do all blunts come with the wing? Would you recommend it before the mini driver?? For less than stellar surf?

      • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm

        The Blunt is def better in small surf that the Mini Driver.

  27. Neil Dugan November 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I bought a board from someone a couple months ago and was told it was a Beach Buggy model but it technically says it’s a WLTB on the bottom. The dimensions are: 5’11 x 18.88 x 2.28 (27.21 CL). These are obviously custom dimensions and the board says “4 FITZY aka D. Broomer” on the bottom. The board is the best thing I have ever felt under my feet and I have never been so satisfied with a board that works this well. I’m wondering if you might have a CAD file saved for this board, so I can order a new one. If not, is it technically a BB or WLTB, so I know what to buy?


    • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      The board was made for my factory manager.
      if it has a serial number on the bottom, we can trace it.
      With the info you gave me, I am really not sure if its a wl or bb, cus fitzy and the guys are always making all sorts of files and boards for themsleves. I just cant remember everything.

  28. Rand December 2, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Whoops! It should have stated the board ordered is a metro. Love the Swat tail.

    • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      I actually think that a board that big would be ridden by some one pretty solid. The surface area is going to be pretty substantial as well, so I dont think you need small fins. Maurice does so many wild things with his fins, Its hard to keep up with what he recommends. The god thing is that we all use changable fin systems and your free to experiament.

  29. Weiss December 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Just got back from another surf trip from El Salvador so it is time for a new board. I am currently riding a 6’3×20.50×2.60 38.93 LL RNF 5 you shaped for me (custom). I am looking at coming into the shop this Saturday to order a new board and I am leaning towards a V2 stub. What size do you think would work best for me with knowing the dim to my RNF 5 listed above. By the way that RNF 5 is super sick and it is my go to board.


  30. Jarrett December 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I’m looking to get a Couch potato for small east coast beach break. I’m 5’9 180 and surf year round, so I’m wearing a 5/4 in the winter. I’m a solid intermediate surfer. What size should I be riding.

    • Jackson December 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      there’s a new volume calculator on the Lost site

  31. Bobby December 9, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Hi Matt,

    Are you going to be coming down to Costa next year?
    Also, has anyone from Panama been touch with you about doing a shaping trip here?


  32. Rickard December 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I’m wondering how to size the V2 SBs. Currently riding a stock 5’6 x 19 x 2.18 OG Rocket at 25,3 liters in everything from Central American points, Euro beaches to Indo Reefs and I LOVE IT! Sometimes (but not often) I feel undergunned and I’m now looking for the ultimate one board quiver for travelling. Love the Rocket feel with flatter entry and heaps of tail rocker, and the shorter/wider concept – therefore the V2 SB sounds perfect.

    I’m 23 y/o 5’9, 163 lbs intermediate backfooted stoked surfer in good shape. What size should I go for? Pro or Domesticated? How big is the difference on the 5’10 pro and 5’10 domesticated, especially the rails? I feel I can bump up volume a bit to maybe 26,5-27 something. I would love a board that can cover the whole spectrum from grovelling to high performance in better, bigger waves.

    Thanks for making the best shapes out there,
    Rickard from Sweden

  33. Gordon December 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Matt,

    I’m 5’10 170 from NJ advanced year round surfer- I’m looking to get a step up for the winter around here which consists of well overhead/ DOH waves with stiff offshores and wearing all the winter gear. I’ve been riding a 5’10 black dump truck from roberts and find myself having to air drop alot.

    I know i want to get a lost, do you have a suggestion what model? i’m not looking for a rhino chaser, just something that paddles well and works in hollow/ dumpy surf.

    Thanks for any response!


  34. Andrew December 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Matt,
    I am interested in the v2 rocket. My thought is a 6’0 but I’m wanting to bring it up to about 36 l volume. What mods would you recommend to accomplish this? Maybe 6’0 21 2.63? I am 5’10 and 185 lbs and a lower level intermediate. Also am thinking hydroflex natural with eps blank. What is your thought on this vs xtr? If you could make some recommendations I would like to make a custom order in the next couple of weeks.

  35. Steve Anderson December 19, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Hey Matt,

    Thinking of a v2 rocket as a small wave board and up to head highish. I’m 6’2″ 200 pounds and usually ride a 6’4″ standard short board. Looking for something semi high. What dimensions do you recommend? performance but still floats my frame. Need help with initial drive from take off. Usually surf in a full suit if it makes any difference.

    Thanks for your help

  36. Shane Garcia December 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Keep the great boards coming. Just ordered a 6’0 V2SB Epoxy that I cannot wait to ride the remainder of this winter. Should compliment my sub driver and mini drive well.

    Thanks Matt!

  37. Roberto Bento December 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Hello Matt.

    I´m from Portugal , i´m 173 cm and 75 kg . I already have a small wave surfboard and i am looking for a board to surf waves from 4 to 7 foot waves . I am a bit between a Driver or the new V2 SB . i like the boards around 27 litters. What do you recommend? Can i make any of this two in round tail?
    Thanks a lot.

  38. Richard I December 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Matt I’m 6’3 185lbs 21 years old and I’m at a intermediate surfing level surfing usually around HB, Newport and so beach breaks and I have a 6’2 19.50 2.50 sub driver. I’d like if you could help me figure out what size Sub Schorcher 2 I should order. Thanks Matt

  39. jeff stephens December 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Hello Matt,

    I’m 6’2, 200lbs. 36 years old. Washington surfer. I have your V2 rocket, 6’2 x21.25x 2.68 and havent rode it yet…I also have your Rock up in the 6’4 stock…love that board, what do you recommend for a step up or should I go to a mini gun for the winter action?

    Thanks, Jeff

  40. Scott January 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Matt,
    are you coming to shape in Australia soon ? Would love to get a chance to meet you and get a board made.

  41. PiriN January 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Hi matt… I’m looking at this RV wondering if i should go around a 5’6″ish?? I dont know how thin the board actually is; but It looks dam fun though!!
    I ride a 5’11 subdriver, and 58 v2 rocket and im also 170 pounds and 5’9″,,,i can only get stock sizes.

  42. Daniel January 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Hey Matt,
    If you please could help me with a quick question. Im looking to get a board that works well from 5-8ft. And think that perhaps miniDriver could be the right choice. I live in Santa Monica if there are waves I surf 3-5 times a week. During the week mostly venice and El Porto. And during weekends venture often north towards county line and ventura. Im an 40 years average intermediate surfer in good Shape.
    175lbs 6.0-6.1. My current board is an guy Okazaki alien look a bit like you weekend warrior. Its 6.0 20 2.5 not sure about the volume but my guess is around 31l.
    Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Ive been looking at the 5’11” x 19.75″ x 2.44″
    And also the one at same size as the one I have. But was “feeling” i wanted to get a tad slimmer, like the 5.11 good/bad idea? Getting different suggestions, go one up or go one smaller.
    I was checking the 6.1 stock at rider,
    Felt a bit to wide and heavy/compact.
    Sorry got a bit long.

    • Matt Biolos January 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      You can probably ride that 5’11 no problem at your size and lbs.
      a 6’0 would prob be the same dims as the GO board, but the design would be much better for solid waves like your looking for. The 5’11 might be more of an average waves kinda board.

      • Daniel January 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Thanks for the fast feedback! Any gains in more solid waves going somewhat less than 20 but keep the length at 6 perhaps the thickness at 2.5 as well?

  43. Gus January 13, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Hi Matt,

    Can you advise me on a Driver that will work as an all rounder in South Cal (San diego to HB)?
    My reference board at the moment is a V2SB 6’1 20 2.63 33.7 Lts. Intermediate surfer.
    What do you reckon? Does this model goes for what I’m looking for or is a better one? What measures and tail shape should I get?

  44. Michele Reddick January 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Matt,

    You are a finalist in the SC Times Best of San Clemente People’s Choice Ole Awards for Best Surfboard Shaper. Congrats!

    Please call or email me if you’re interested in running a small “thank you” ad in the results issue next week.

    949-388-7700 ext 103

  45. Andrew January 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Matt

    Just wondering if you will be in Australia shaping at chilli in 2014? I’d really like to get another couple of boards shaped by you again.

    Lastly, possible to get the boards done without the Lost logo, like some of the team boards are done?


  46. Nathan January 15, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Matt,

    I have been riding a 6’0 Grocket, It is super fun, and was wondering about the V3 Rocket, and what dimensions to get to keep the same volume?

    Please let me know.

    Thank you

  47. Le January 22, 2014 at 6:39 am


    Just ordered that 6’0 driver rpin step up from surf city in Wrightsville nc. I didn’t specify step up in the order just my weight and age, didn’t know if it would change the volume or rails. It will complement my subdriver. Thanks for recommending the boards dims, sub driver is still killin it!

  48. Ray January 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Matt

    Looking to get a beach buggy when your in oz this year at about 27.5 liters would the following dims do it?

    5″11 18.88 2.30
    5″11 18.75 2.32

    Please let me know. Thanks ray

  49. João nUNES January 23, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Hi Mat,

    i´m thinking getting the sub-driver. I´m 5’7” 155LBS and 40 years old intermediate level surfer surfing all year in a 4/3 wetsuit. What would be the best dims gfor me having it with 26 lts?


    João Nunes

  50. carter January 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Hey Matt
    I grew up in San Clemente and now live on the Gold Coast of Australia. Is there any way I can custom order a Mini Driver glassed by the Lucky Bastards and have it shipped to the Goldy?

    • carter January 24, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      An old acquaintance of yours Lee Stacey has shaped my last 3 boards.

  51. Filipe January 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Hey Matt,

    I love my V2 SB (5´10 x 18.75 x 2.25..25,93 L.). It´s my best board ever!!!
    Now I´m looking a board for ride in small or mushy waves up to 3ft and I´m thinking in the SS2 or V2 Rocket…I´m 5´9 about 71kg. Intermediate surfer. What model and dims would you recommend me?
    Thank you.


  52. Nick February 1, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Hey Matt,

    Debating between an RV or Bottom Feeder for small junky waves here in north east. I have got great feedback on a bottom feeder you made for one of my buddies but like what I hear about the RV. What board do you like better for smaller waves and being able to throw a couple turns here and there? I am an intermediate surfer and I am 6’3″ 190 pounds usually try to stick to 30-31 liters of volume do you recommend boosting the volume for a groveler?

    Thanks for the recommendation love your work, your boards work real well up here in the northeast!


  53. ROBerto February 1, 2014 at 7:06 am

    hi matt.

    please give me an advice.

    looking for the SS2 with about 29/29.5 ltr.

    does have the SS2 with a diamond tail 5´8 x 19.50 x 2.32 this volume?

    thanks for writing back & shaping perfect boards.

    best regards frm europe.


    • ROBerto February 7, 2014 at 7:01 am

      hi matt ,
      would like order at the pukas factory the following board / dims

      SS2 5´8 x 19.50 x 2.32 with the “butt” tail (see the clip with kolohe).

      you know the vol. ?
      do you send the files to spain?

      thank you. best regards,


  54. Siggy February 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Im 160 lb 5´11 ft. Intermediate surfer, often with a wetsuit. Currently Im riding a 6´2 18 2/3 round tail for most waves. Its not really good for me unless the waves gets overhead and well shaped. Now I want a V3 rocket as my everyday board, but not for the smallest waves. I was thinking 5´8 stock dims. But Im afraid the 5´8 will be to short to paddle when it gets well overhead. What size would you recommend?

    and about the volume calculator from …Lost, should I choose the same volume in a V3 rocket as I choose in a regular shortboard, or is it better to get a little bit higher volume on the rocket since its shorter? Thanks!!

  55. John February 9, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Hi Matt,

    Hope you can clear this up. When using the volume calculator on website, are the recommendations based on west coast waves? I surf south east waves (Folly Beach, SC) and wondered if I should size up from the calculator’s recommendations?

    I’ve been looking for a south eastern summer time groveler and really interested in a Bottom Feeder. I’m 6’0, 155lbs and beginner/intermediate.

    Thanks for recommendations and clarity on the calculator.


  56. Andy Schep February 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Hi Matt
    after chatting on the phone to the new lost factory in oz
    they suggested I email you my query

    would like to finalize an order with them
    for a ‘Rock Up’ as a step up
    stretched out to 64×2.5×2.44 ?

    Would this be the best choice for
    big paddles and gliding into
    well o/h reef & very solid beach
    Southern Ocean swells in South Australia

    This would be about 32.7litres
    to float 180lbs x 6’3″x fit but feeling it 55yo
    (regular 6’2″-6’5″ C.I. shortboards about 31.7-32.2l)

    Like the look of the paddle friendly foam distribution
    Cheers & Beers

  57. Beto February 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Hey Mat,

    I’m a average surfer, going to Indonesia next month. I’m 1,92m and 91 Kg. Good fit and paddle. I surf with a 6’3 with a nice volume. I want to buy a MiniDriver (6’2bg x 20.50 x 2.75 – 38L). Do you think this board will work for me in average waves in Indo? Thanks

  58. Riley February 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I got a custom V2 rocket a while back (6’1″ 21 x 2.63 36.6L) and it made me rethink my boards. Could not be more happy with your recommendation on the V2 and dims. Had been on Lazy boy/bottom feeder/ plank and loved them but tried out my v2 and never ride the wider round nose boards now because my surfing improved so much with the V2. So I ordered a V2 stub (6’0″ 21.5 x 2.63)for smaller mushy days to replace the small wave boards I own. Stoked! I am a intermediate at best surfer and mostly surf Newport Jetties, and Encinitas area. Thinking about a bigger board for days when we get a chance to surf head high waves or over and was looking at a Rock Up. Was thinking 6’3″ or 6’4″ with dims around 20″ or 20.25″ wide x 2.63″. Was hoping to keep liters similar to my V2 rocket (36L). Is this volume possible with a 6’3″ or would I need to go 6’4″ to squeeze out 36L.? Thanks! Sorry for the long ramble..

  59. TORTO INC February 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Nice to talk to you again.

    I’ve been riding your boards for a whille, they work preaty well in my indo trip and also work really good in Brasil’s beach breaks.
    The thing is…. I can’t ride narrow boards anymore…. i”ve bem riding only small board and a little bit ticker than my normal boards used to be ( quiver 5 ‘8 sub squasher 5’10 mini driver 5’6 beachy buggy 5’10 whipleash) I’m om my way to Marrocos and i ‘wanna take bigger boars for bigger waves i was thinkig in a 6″3 and a 6″6 with good padle and no stress to get in the waves ( not for barrels / hot dogging on long walls) any model that you can sugest? i’m 5’10 and 169 pounds. my day by day boards are in the range of 26 to 28 liters.

  60. Jeff Iwashita February 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Matt, I’m looking to buy a Weekend Warrior for South Shore Oahu this summer. Currently riding yo Driver – 6’0 , 19 , 2.38 – Volume 28.72 and a Mini Driver – 5’9 , 19.38 , 2.38 – Volume 28.43. I’m 5’7 and 180lbs. Could you recommend some dims and volume for me? Thanks and hope your having an epic weekend!

  61. rat-race March 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Matt.
    Is the blog pretty much dead?

    • rat-race March 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Sorry, that sounded a bit blunt.
      Just wondering if you plan to keep it running as I love to read whats going on and your feedback on boards etc…
      I don’t think anyone would mind even if it wasn’t Mr B responding to all of the questions either. I’m sure you have minions that perform some of your darker deeds…

  62. Gus March 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I’m looking to get a board to ride when it gets a little bit bigger (4-6ft) than the average 1-3ft. Mostly often i’m surfing punchy beach breaks around Sydney.

    I’m tossing between a Driver (5’10 18.75 2.25 – 26.3L) and a V2SB (5’10″ x 18.75″ x 2.25″ – 25.93L), but i’m finding it hard to decide. Both look pretty awesome!

    What’s the difference between these two models? Which one would you recommend?

    I’m 178cm and 72kg.


  63. DAVID DOMÍNGUEZ March 6, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Hi Matt,

    I am interested in ordering this surfboard:

    Model: the pelagic
    6’0″ 21.00″ 2.56″ 36.1L
    Natural Hydroflex 3D glassing or similar.
    FCSII Quad

    I am from Spain and I don´t Know where can I find it.
    It is hard to buy a Lostsurfboard in Spain or Europe.

    David Domínguez

  64. DAVID DOMÍNGUEZ March 6, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Thanks for your time.

  65. Tracy Parkes March 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hey Matt!

    have had the pleasure of having a few shapes of yours but im still looking for the magic sled. right now whats working well for me is my 5’11 x 19 x 2.32 27.72 cl taj whip. I am 6’2 and 175 lbs. I think i have decided that a longer board with a bit more volume is what the call is on my quest for the magic sled. What i was looking at was the 6’1 v2 SB. stock dims look good, but im not sure how 29 volume would feel since i have been riding such small boards for so long. look forward to your response.


  66. salba March 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Matt.
    Don`t know if you are stoked on firewires, but I am. Just not sure if I should go for the pile driver or mini driver…
    What would be the fastest board down the line? And how does the pile driver go as a quad?
    I heard the pile driver had some more rocker, will that make it slower in small waves or will the extra lift make up for it?

  67. Darren March 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Matt, I just bought my first mayhem. I usually buy CI’s but I thought I try your boards. I bought a 5’5″ 18.0 2.09 21.82 driver. Have ridden it south side HB pier & t street. It’s been ok. Probably need a longer board. Usually ride 5’6″ or 5’8″. I’m 5’6″ 130lbs. I’m looking at buying more of your boards. I was looking at a v2 sb & an f1 stub. What size & dimensions would you recommend??? What boards would you recommend for me??

  68. Goncalo March 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Hi Matt,
    Currently I have a 5´10 V2-SB “stock dims” and I´m very happy. The board is amazing!!!
    Now I´m looking a step down and a step up for my V2SB and I´m thinking in the V2 Rocket and the V2-SB “HP”. What´s your feedback? Can you give more details about the V2SB “HP” ? Which models and dims would you recommend me?
    I´m 5´9″ about 155 Lbs. Skill level- Intermediate surfer.
    Many Thanks.

  69. Rob H March 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm


    Looking to get a 6’0″ 20 2.5 v3 rocket in hydro flex epoxy. I was at Catalyst this week looking at all the new boards here in central Florida and saw all the v3’s but none were hydro flex. I am moving to Oahu in May and need the board out there. Just wondering what my options are in getting the board out there.


  70. Kevin cho March 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Hey Matt,
    I’m 5’8 24 years old and only weigh 125lb and am always wearing a wetsuit.
    I learned to surf beginning of this year on a 5’6 shortboard. Usually my go to all arounder board is a 5’4 hypto krypto but recently got my hands on a custom 5’3 couch potato for the smaller days. I’m not sure of the exact dimensions but the volume comes out to 28.06. It’s a really fun board, I think it has helped me learn to surf a lot better even though I’ve only taken it out twice.(there was a crack on the deck that I couldn’t see until I wiped the wax off and now it’s being professionally repaired) super fun board and my wave count was twice the amount of the other guys. I was wondering, what the volume on a 5’0 CP would come out to using stock dimensions. And would I be trading up wave count for performance?

  71. Kyle Cannon March 31, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Hey Matt,

    How do I get in touch regarding placing a custom order for some boards?

  72. Wilson April 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Hey Matt, just got a stock dims V3 Rocket in XTR construction. Which fins would you recommend, the MB-1s or MB-2s? Thanks man!


  73. Sarah Davies April 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Hey Matt, woah this “art exhibition” of boards is incredible… clearly a lot of work went into them! Nice one. The colors are stunning.

  74. Caio Borelli April 14, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Hi Matt,

    How can I make the 5’9 V2 stub epoxy at 31.2 liters have a bit more paddling power. I was thinking to add 1 more liter by going from 2.32 thick to 2.36 or 2.38. Am I right? I’m 5’7, 170 pounds, surfing beach breaks in São Paulo Brazil and this board has changed my life! Can you send the file to either Thiago Lito or Marcos from Surface? Many thanks

  75. Caio Borelli April 15, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Yo Matt,

    I went on to Chilli’s custom order website and there is a tool to modify the dims. I believe the guys at surface in Brazil will be able to the same, right? I was thinking of going 5’9 22.38 2.38 on the stub. What would be the literage on that? 32.2ish? Once again, this board made me love surfing again! Thank you so very much!

  76. Daniel April 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Some advice appreciated.
    Current boards:

    Mini Driver 6.0×19.5×2.5 firewire. Volume 30.5
    This one I use from 5ft> or steeper waves.

    Subscorcher II 5.10×19.25×2.38 Volume 29.14L
    This one from 2ft>5
    Flatter waves.

    Im 40 in good shape, surfs 3-5 times a week. 6.0 tall 175pounds.

    Looking for something to either replace the Ss2 or complement.
    I love the Ss2 but feel I got it a tad small (1-2 liters) and wrong tail for what I want to use it for, Highperf groveler 1-4ft.
    So been thinking about the RV or even V2-sb but sized for better at the low end of the scale. 1-4ft
    Any help with sizing would be greatly appreciated.


    • Daniel April 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      And im an Intermediate surfer, no airs, got basic turns down left and right, and the occasional closeout barrel :).

  77. david ahern May 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Hi matt, Im getting a custom bottom feeder from the pukas factory but i need your advice please. Im 5″3 and 130lbs. Im Slightly above average and Im shortboarding since i started surfing. I Need the bottom feeder for those crappy days we mostly get here in cork, Ireland. What size board dimensions would you recommend? Your help is much appreciated. Thanks

  78. Mike May 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Hey Matt:

    Wanted your opinion on the metro 3 / MC for surf around town?


  79. Devin June 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Hey matt ! I bought a lost driver (5’11” x 18.88″ x 2.25″ squash tail) last year and really stoked with it. At the moment I’m putting some money together to save up for an F1 stub, I have only been surfing for about 3 years, on and off albeit, so I would say my ability is intermediate, descent turns here and there. So i feel like the drivers helps a lot, but I am looking for something for when the surf gets quite good (clean and hollow 4-6 foot maybe a tad bigger, beach breaks, in Cape Town and Durban). So I seem to have made up my mind on a F1 stub with a rounded pin, something that I can really enjoy in hollow barreling surf and make long arcing turns as opposed to the snappier surfing I feel like I get with the driver. But the big questions I have is about the dims of the board, my weight is about 145-150 lbs , but can easily get up to 160lbs if I get into better shape. And then my height is 5’11”. My idea would then to go with the stock dims for the 5’11 dims of the width and thickness of the f1 stub, but add an inch of length bringing it up to 6′. The alternative would be keeping the 6′ stock dims (length and width) and then just dropping the thickness. Would either of those options interfere with the dynamics of the board, or one more than the other ? Thanks Matt

  80. Jeff Moniz July 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Hi Matt,

    Awesome blog and super impressed with your dedication in keeping up with all of these requests.

    Looking for a little direction from you to pick up a new everyday board hoping to cover the knee high-to slightly overhead range. I’ve been looking at your driver and scorcher series. I’m 32yrs old 5′-10″ 190lbs, gained about 15lbs over the last few years so definitely looking to pick up a bit more foam than I’ve been typically riding. More of a power carving surfer than flicking it off the lip. I live in RI surfing pretty average beach breaks most of the time and rocky points when there’s a bit of swell, obviously plenty of rubber on in the winter. Still getting a surf trip or two in a year though, usually Central America/ Caribbean so something that could also handle a bit punchier hollow wave in the same range would be preferred. Any advice you could give for model/sizing would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you think a stock size would work or if I’ll be looking more at a custom order.


  81. Gaz Robson July 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Those resin tints are sick!!
    Off to Bali , would you be so kind as to suggest a board for me ? I’m 5’7 and 72kgs. I have a 5’8 sub driver and a 5’5 v2 stub ( which is a deadset f–king magical surfboard, love it )
    Thanks for your time and shapes

  82. Stan August 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Hey mat I’m looking to pickup my first shortboard. Very comfortable on a longboard(4years) and have been using a friends very wide & thick shortboard (since 6 months)very comfortable on that too I live in France and in marseille the waves very rarely head high and are usually 1-2 feet I am looking into getting a lazyboy in 5’11 what do you think I am 15yearsold 5’8 and weigh 128

  83. Michael goldstein August 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Hey matt! I was scowering the interwebs looking around at normal board porn stuff and stumbled upon a lost v3 rocket in xtr foam with the carbon rails. I was wondering how much one would go for.
    Im 5’6″ 160 pounds and i would be looking at buying a 5’6″ 19″? And 2? Xtr V3 rocket with those carbon rail things.

  84. Dan August 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Matt,
    I’m 5’6, 140 lbs, 41 yrs old, in decent shape and I am an average surfer. I absolutely love the lazy boy and ride it in small surf to head high/slightly overhead. I surf better on that board than any other board. It’s 5’5 stock dims. I also have a 5’10 sub driver. I travel with both on surf trips. I am looking for a board that would complent the lazy boy on trips (replacing the sub driver). I am thinking that the v3 rocket would be an easier board for me to transition to from the lazy boy and still have a little fishy feeling.
    Let me know if you think that’s a good call. If so, I am thinking about 5’6 but going a tad wider at 19.32 to get the volume up a bit. Let me know your recommendation.

  85. Chris August 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Hey Matt, big fan of all your work. I was curious if you could share some insight on sizing. I am located in Los Angeles, mostly surfing El Porto a few days out of the week or the surrounding areas. Been surfing for about a year and although I am feeling quite comfortable catching waves and going down the line I would consider my skill to be a beginner or beginner/intermediate compared to most lifelong surfers. 29 years old, 5′ 9″, 147-155 lbs (depending on the wetsuit) and in good shape/athleticism. My main board has been a 5’10 sweet potato and a 5’3 baked potato for this summer.

    I was leaning towards getting the Rocket v3, as a 5’10. Thinking this would be good to not only allow me some more flexibility in terms of waves at Porto once things start to get a bit bigger but would allow me additional flexibility compared to the grovelers I am used too. Would love to hear your insight in terms of if this is good thinking for my wants, as well as if the 5’10 seems to be a good fit for my size and skill level. Thanks so much in advance, really appreciate what you do.

  86. Aaron August 31, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I’ve been surfing for 10 years now on a variety of longboards, funboards and funky fish and am now looking for my first real performance shortboard. I’m 6’1″ 200 but hoping to get down to 190lbs and surf everywhere from Porto to topanga and zeros. I’m a soild intermediate rider. Which of your boards and what size you would recommend zen master?

  87. yool September 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Sick boards !

    What board would you suggest for jbay?

    im ++above average, more on the power side but love the high performance!


  88. Ben G September 8, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Hello Matt,
    Took the day off tomorrow but just found out that your not going to be at Proof Lab in Mill Valley, looks like they haven’t updated the web site from last year. Just posted this same comment in another section of the lost site, sorry to be repetitive but this seems to be the better spot. I am beginner/intermediate surfer and own several hand me down boards but purchased a 5’10 lazyboy at the beginning of the summer; wow I love that board. I’m starting to do cutbacks and catching plenty of waves even in the crowded lineups of Santa Cruz. On bigger days I’m getting worked by the foam piles and struggling to paddle out. I was thinking of getting a v2 sb domesticated so i can better duck dive. My height is 5’10 and i weigh 157lbs. What size and board would you recommend? I really appreciate that you are making boards for domesticated folks like myself and the fact that my lazyboy was made at home in California is bonus. Thanks for taking the time to read this!

    • Ben g September 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Bought a v2 sb domesticated 5-11. I love it, no problem paddling surf amazing. Matt your board are the best, thanks for making these great shapes!

  89. Rafael September 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I’m interested in ordering an XTR 6’0″ V3 Rocket but would benefit from a bit more volume (approx one liter more) than what’s listed under the stock dims 6’0″ x 20.25″ x 2.56″ | 35.24. Can you please recommend what the best option would be, longer/wider/thicker? Ideally I’d like to go wider/thicker rather than longer but prefer to go off your recommendation as to not ruin the integrity of the design.

    Thank you!


  90. Ben September 15, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Hi matt.
    Wanting a board to surf 2 to 5 foot rarely clean or lined up waves. I drive heavily off the front foot. And want something that goes through the flats. I’m thinking along the lines of a ss2 or v2. I’m 6’3 and 195 advanced. Don’t really want to ride a board under 6 foot. Would a ss2 at 6’2 x 19 3/8 x ? To = 31 litre be what I’m after ? Or any other suggestions. Would the ss2 at those dims still go good. ? Thanks

  91. Michael September 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I want a board that will work in everything. What length, width, and thickness do u recommend. I surf everywhere and need 1 board that will do everything.

    Please respond quickly as I am going to indo next month and will need the board to be done then as well.

    Oh yeah and im an expert surfer. Yewwww!!!


  92. ag October 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm


    I like approx 6’4 and approx 41.5 vol….one travel board on random business trips and quick- hit vacay…..to cover various 3-8ft mixed terrain..

    what do you reckon, a v3, miniDriver, or doubleBlunt to cover my advancing state of age vs my advanced state of surfing ….bear in mind roving brazzos, feral aussies, and red- blooded yankees in the line- up….

    thanks Bru!

  93. Nico October 15, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I’m looking at the RV and appreciate a recommendation before purchase.
    I’m riding a 6’3 CI Warp at 35L and it was fun but a bit too much volume up front so felt a bit corky aft before it built speed. I broke that board in a storm so am looking to replace. Having said that, I’m a novice and like volume for paddle speed at 6’2, 180 lbs, but not too much volume so that duck diving becomes a problem (surf beach break with rows of white water to get past).
    I’m thinking 5’10 RV with 37L but wonder if I should go 5’11.
    Thank you

  94. jay November 10, 2014 at 6:26 am

    what is a good step up board im riding a sub scorcher 6 4 n love it just wouldn’t mind something that feels kinda the same just for bit better waves cheers

  95. TSE December 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Hey there,

    I am curious what size V3 rocket you’d suggest for an intermediate surfing cold waters with a 5.5 mm hooded on. Waves are average, looking for a board in 2-6′ avg waves and was curious what size I should get? I’m about 180-185 lbs and 6′ tall.


  96. charli December 12, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Hi Matt, I want to order a v2 sb but I don´t know in what dims. I´m 165lb and 5´10 intermediate and good fit. Can you help me? Regards. Charli

  97. Eric January 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Yo Matt, I was wondering if there was gonna be a new line of boards coming out in 2015 if so, when will that be?

  98. Pat Connor January 21, 2015 at 11:14 am


    I have a 5’10 LayZBoy and 6’2 Mini Driver. I am looking at 6’6 for a Step up. Should I go Rock Up or Round Up? It seems the round up tail might be similar to my Mini Driver so to really stretch the quiver the Rock up might be a better choice?

  99. Nuno January 23, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Hello Matt, wonder if you could give me a feed back on what volume should i order a V3 Rocket. I´m 37 Years old height 5´8 and weigth 170lbs, level intermediate and average fitness.
    I usually ride a fish 6.0 from local shapper but have no volume information, i´m leaning towards the 5´9 (30.44 liters) but in doubt about 5´10 (33liters) can you give me an indication on what possibly suit me better, my gap are waves from quick beach breaks but normally swels in Portugal (Cascais) aren´t above 6ft and i don´t want to loose speed to enter smaller crouwded waves.
    Thanks in advance all the best Nuno

  100. jamie carr January 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Hey Mat , i have noticed that you will be doing some shaping in Australia this coming march 2015 , i am wondering if you are still offering the chance to come in an design and shape a custom with you this year, i am a small time shaper in Newcastle and would the chance to come and hang and gain a little knowlege from you .would be stoked if i could get the chance , jamie jcd surfboards

  101. Kurt Heine January 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Hi Matt. I want to custom order a Short Round and i not sure what size i should order? length? Volume? or just stock dims? Im a average surfer Im 5’9″ 165 pounds. Thanks Kurt Heine

    • Short Round February 3, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Short round a V2 stub with a squash tail ? Sizing recommendation ( in general) a little taller to reach desires volume ruin the “rocket family” performance. Talk to me Matt, monies burning a hole in my pocket ! Brevard County FL

  102. russ February 4, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I’m going to order another small wave board and went by your SC Shop to look at latest models. I’m tossed between the Puddle Jumper and the RV and to top it off I saw a RV with a Split tail the shop. Your description of the PJ makes me lean that way so I have to ask. Can you tell me how the performance of the PJ, RV & RV ST will differ? Currently I have a Lazy Toy as my small wave go to board and was looking at the RV for a bit more hp. I’m 59 and weigh 190 LBS I like to ride boards ranging from 6’4 to 6’8 depending on wave shape and size. Periodically I will ride a 9′ hp long board when it gets real small. I’ll wait to hear from you before I order.

  103. Mario Andrade February 11, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Dear Matt, I ordered one “Lost surfboard” in Brazil on October 17, 2014. But, until this moment I have not received. I’m sure this is not the standard of quality of “…Lost”. But, I’m very angry. A real lack of respect from the “…Lost” dealer in Brazil. Sorry for my rant.

  104. Jefferson February 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Matt.
    In december I bought a RV board. Today I used my RV for the first time. It`s wonderful!!!!
    I surfed a lot today. It was my best buy in the last time. You are the man.

  105. Shaunfunk March 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Matt, thanks for the custom Monkfish 2.0 ….I’m the dude in new jersey that ordered a toned down monkfish for the slabby beachbreak barrels we get here.

    I noticed that Cory’s monk for Namibia doesnt have a wing, while mine does.

    Is that because my roundtail monkmonk is 6’0 x 19.5 x 2.5? Do you think it needs the extra width ?

    I’m thinking for version 3- i might want one with the wing blended out and the board could go a little thicker too, the board is just slightly under volume for when I am wearing a 5mil.

    Thanks for any help man. This board changed my life back in 2009 and I hope to start refining this shape for better and better tuberiding.


  106. Victor Keiti April 26, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Hi Matt, my name is Victor.

    Im from Brazil, in june i will travel to California and i want to buy a SurfBoard from you and Lost.
    But i have some questions, could you help me please?

    Im between novice and a intermediate surf level. Now i’m start to do some maneuvers. So i want a fast, easy rider board and more loose to do the turns and carves. But still easy to paddle and catch the waves.

    im about 175lbs and today my board is a 6’1high

    What do you say?

    Thats all.

    thanks for your help, man.

    Att Victor Keiti

    ps. Sorry my poor english.

  107. Andy W April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Hey Matt,

    Love your boards, looking for something to fit my needs. I’m an experienced long-boarder from Texas. Pretty fit guy, 5’8 160lbs. Been hitting up Central America a lot lately with a 6’2 CI Dumpster Diver (38Lish). Works good for me once I get up and am going down the line, but still get frustrated at not catching a bunch waves when I drop money on a surf trip. I’m just not able to short board enough at home. Was hoping to get something to bring down there that would work in ‘good’ waves, but be a lot more forgiving at catching them. Not trying to destroy the lip and hack my way around, just cruise down the line, making sections and still be able to handle some steeper drops.

    Would a 6’6, or maybe even a 6’8, E-Z Up be good for this?

    Also can I custom order from you guys and get a semi-fancy resin job? Maybe even add a hair of extra foam in the thickness?



  108. Dave May 3, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Hey Matt, I was looking into your V3 round it. I really can’t find anything (info) on the bottom concave. What is it? Single or single into double?

  109. Kaden October 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Hey Matt,

    I was wondering what type of board you would recommend for San Diego surf, i am an intermediate-advanced surfer, more of a back footed surfer and mostly surf blacks/scripps. I was thinking about the sub driver.

    I am 6’2 150lbs, and have been riding shortboards from 5’10-6’0 which i like a lot for everyday surf. My current board is 6’0 18.5 x 2.3 which i like pretty good.

    I would like to get my next shortboard as a 5’11, would you say the sub driver is a good one or something else? and in what dims?

    What would you say about the f-1 stub, what conditions is it best in?

    Thank you,

  110. Kip D Green Room CR March 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Matt, Kip here from the Green Room in Jaco CR….hope everything’s been good since I saw you last. Finally took the advise you have me a while back and bought a 6’0″ sub driver for my all rounder in CR….absolutely love it! I’m spending a lot of time in Northern California now when I’m not in CR and I’m looking for something as a good kinda everything board as I can’t carry more than one with me. Was thinking either another Sub Driver or the quiver killer…not sure what I need to adjust dim wise for the cold water. I’m 6’1″ 165 and my warm water SD was an off the rack 6’0″. I’m in Santa Rossa checked your closest dealer but they didn’t have anything close on the rack…appreciate he input, know your a busy guy.

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