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Campbell Bro’s Octafish

Campbell Bro’s Octafish

The Octafish is “Not a Fish”. It looks a little like a fish but has a much wider range of performance. We have incorporated Max McDonald’s ‘elevated wing’ in this model. The wing enables the Octafish to get up and down the face of the wave more quickly and easily than a traditional fish. Powered by the Bonzer 5 fin system, this board works equally well frontside or backside and has a great all-around small to medium wave performance.

Recommended size:
5’6″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ to 6’5″ x 22″ x 3″

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Campbell Bro’s Long Board Bonzer

Campbell Bro’s Long Board Bonzer

Our longboards are generally a more high performance type of longboard. They are almost exclusively used with the 5 fin set up. We also incorporate Max McDonald’s ‘elevated wing’ to produce our EB5 Longboard. The elevated wing makes the board turn like a board that is 3″ to 6″ shorter. The EB5 is a very sophisticated high performance design.

Recommended size:
personal preference

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Campbell Bro’s Pod Bonzer

Campbell Bro’s Pod Bonzer

This board looks like a seed pod. It has a flat rocker and a wide nose and tail. It differs from the eggs in that the tail is wider than the nose. The Pod uses the 5 fin system which makes it a unique combination of Bonzer past and present. The flat rocker of the Pod makes it get up and go in small weak waves. It also works well in point type surf, but the flatter rocker can reduce its ability to change directions quickly in hollow waves.

Recommended size range:
5’10″ x 20 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ to 6’8″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″

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Campbell Bro’s Bumble Bee Bonzer

Campbell Bro’s Bumble Bee Bonzer

The Bumblebee is a replica of one of the shapes that Duncan and I rode between 1973 and 1978. It is designed to be ridden shorter than the average board. It has a wide arc tail, about 9 1/4″ to 10 1/4″ from corner to corner. Most people ride them the same size you would ride a “fish”. The Bumblebee rides equally well frontside and backside. It is very fast and works in a wide variety of waves.

Recommended size range:
5’6″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ to 6’5″ x 22″ x 3″

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Campbell Bro’s Russ Short Bonzer

Campbell Bro’s Russ Short Bonzer

This was our most popular Bonzer shape during th mid to late 70′s. Russ Short, Duncan, Cliff Collinge and I all rode slight variations of this template during the time. This model was pushed to the limit in all types of waves and proved to be a very versatile high performance surfboard. The Russ Short model is used mostly with the 3 fin set up, but can incorporate the 5 fin system as well. The Russ Short model works well as a diamond, round or swallow tail.

Recommended sizes:
6’2″ x 14 1/2″ x 19 3/4″ 14″ to 7’2″ x 21 1/2″
Thickness is determined by weight of the rider.

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Campbell Bro’s Egg Bonzer

Campbell Bro’s Egg Bonzer

The Bonzer egg has evolved from the eggs of the early 70′s. They combine the best attributes of past, present and future. We make a wide range of them using mostly the 5 fin set up. They will work in many types of waves. Bonzer eggs utilize round, diamond and squash tails.

Recommended size:
5’10″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ to 8’0″ x 22 1/2″ x 3″

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