|The Chile Bonzer is kind of a hybrid of the Shelter model and the Mini-Merk model. Interestingly we have never made this board as a production model despite that almost everyone who borrows it orders one.
|Currently running it with a True Ames 6″ Bonzer fin.
|Justin rode it mostly with a 7″ Rusty fin by Rainbow Fin Co.
|Bamboo Bonzer siderunners by Marlin Bacon of 101 Fin Co. Bamboo fins are light and classy looking. The bead does require a little maintenance from time to time from nicking rocks. The rear foreground fin needs a dab of Solarez.
|The iconic “TV Heads” Campbell Brothers logo and the classy Moonlight Glassing logo.
|Justin Phillips on this board late evening winter Swami’s.
|Frame grab Rob Machado highlining in Chile.
|Machado’s Chile Bonzer had a full resin tint. Rob had generously left this board at Moonlight and I used to ride this board all the time until he showed a few months ago and finally grabbed it back.
|The most tubed man on the planet, Jon Roseman also has a replica of the Machado Chile Bonzer. Jon rides his in Fiji. Photo courtesy of the Frog Master.
|4 oz s-cloth w/airbrush
|Ando & Friends “Birdfish” sticker. Andy Davis is a local artist/bro. His company Ando & Friends may be defunct but this sticker lives on. Andy currently has a line with Billabong.
|Resin leash loops are rad.
|This board always seems to have various incarnations of Franken Pads (different traction pads cobbled together).
Justin’s Chile Bonzer as it is today, in the hands of Surfy Surfy and needing an oil change, but water tight and still shreddy.
Footage of Rob Machado surfing his “Chile Bonzer”. Video courtesy of the Campbell Bros. Filmed by Cyrus Sutton.