Surfy Surfy Surf Shop has settled into the niche market of providing people who like good surfboards with great surfboards. This here is an authentic Campbell Brothers Bonzer 5 fin shaped by Malcolm Campbell and glassed at Moonlight Glassing.
This is the Mini-Merk model, a refined 1980’s inspired shape. This one features the elevated wing or e-wing, which serves to leave the that nice Merk hip that allows wasy rotation on cutbacks but pulls in the tail for tighter turns and more control.
Be it science or magic, e-wings work insane, which is why we tolerate glassing and sanding these suckers.
The Mini-Merk has a mellow beak nose which Malcolm uses to fill out the volume cleanly. The rails are not blocky but are foiled out nicely. They feel good (you know when you pull a board off the rack and caress it’s rails and it just feels right? Yeah!)
And of course, the Bonzer fins and concaves work together as a complete advanced system for speed, flow and what I call surfing surfing. No wiggling, no flapping and no bogging allowed.
These little Bonzer eggs make for great travel boards. This one features the new FCS Fusion system with Campbell Brothers approved removable Bonzer siderunners. The center fin is 6.5″ True Ames bamboo veneer fin. These don’t have the same performance level as the 101 bamboo fins by Marlin Bacon but they are fairly light and have a lot of tip flex. Maybe too much flex for bigger waves but in small waves they work pretty good.
The e-wing really opens up these egg boards. If you put your back foot right where the wing breaks you will standing right above the fin cluster which allows you to put these puppies straight up into the lip. The pulled in nose means you won’t dig rail on your way back down.
Shaped by Malcolm Campbell (of course). Clean resin tint by Gary Stuber, 5 fin box install tightly by Dave Kerr, sanded by Kenny Mann and glossed and polished by Mark Donnellon at Moonlight Glassing.