I love my Campbell Brothers Alpha Omega Twin Fin that I got in 2011.
Check out those concaves!
The A/O is special because Malcolm puts the Light Vehicle bottom on these, a secret formula of hydrodynamics given to the Campbell Brothers by a race of aquatic aliens.
I recently had this board retrofitted with FCS plugs so I can run this little stablizer fin in it. One could argue that is a cop out, but being north of 40 it’s really helped me out with how freaking loose this thing is off the top. You can get one of these fins too: clicky
Super rad surf star Dave Rastovich just got 2 A/Os from Malcolm. Pictured is Surfy Surfy shop rat Jared picking up the boards at the factory for “Rasta” (we got J-Rad a breezy job at Billabong, a surf company that sponsors Rasta).
Expert surfer Taylor Knox recently picked up his A/O. He opted for a deep black opaque resin tint. Arthur C Clarke and Stan Kubrick approved.
Oh my, this here is an orphaned Alpha Omega Bonzer Twin Fin. It needs a home.
5’11” x 20″ x 2 9/16″
These surfboards are pretty rare. If you think you’ve got some performance twin fin skills then you should pick this thing up.
See also previous post about labeled Alpha Omega: clicky clack
Shaped by Malcolm Campbell
Original artwork by Peter St Pierre at Moonlight Glassing.
The Roundnose Mini Light Vehicle Bonzer brings the past, present and future.
The Mini BLV3 utilizes the original Bonzer 3 fin system and the Bonzer Light Vehicle bottom design. This model is a blend of the old and the new, and exist within the timeless zone of the Bonzer Space Time Continuum.
The shape is a combination of one of our early 70′s Australia influenced nose templates, and the thumb tail that we use on the recent Mini Merk Model.
If you are looking to ride something that is extra short, is fast and rides equally well front side or backside; this might be your ticket. The average size for these bulbous babies is 5’4″ to 5’8″, but can handle a few inches in either direction. The overall dimensions are approximately 17 1/4″ in the nose, 21 1/4″ wide, and 16 1/4″ in the tail. Thickness obviously varies with individual preference.
Keep in mind that it’s profile incorporates a medium beak nose and medium to medium trim rails. This model does not, we repeat ‘not’ have the profile of a Hull type board. It is a short board that will paddle well and not catch rails and tip over easily. Short, fast, fun and surprisingly versatile is how it has been described so far.
My friend Marty brought in this killer 1970’s Campbell Brothers Bonzer with the Light Vehicle bottom.
I love how futuristic these boards are, especially for 1977. It’s like discovering a 35 year jet pack at a garage sale and wondering why we don’t all have one now.
Check out previous post featuring modern and vintage Light Vehicle Bonzers: clicky
Get a Campbell Brothers t-shirt with the original “Be Mindfull” pyramid logo:
5’7″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
My friend Jon K, a good surfer residing on the California central coast, ordered this little Roundnose Light Vehicle Bonzer when Malcolm was on his European shaping tour.
We finally got it dialed in, simple clear 4oz with Volan deck patch and classy classic glass-on side runners. The gloss and polish separates us from the animals.
We sold a used board for Jon and he used that credit towards this new Bonzer, which is a great way to do it.
|Here is Jon surfing a Pavel Keel Fish a few years ago.|
5’8″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 9/16″
Campbell Brothers Bonzer 3 RNLV.
Round Nose Light Vehicle model.
Shaped by Malcolm Campbell for Surfy Surfy.
The classic original 3 fin surfboard, powered by Bonzer concaves.
The “Light Vehicle” bottom is super fast, the Bonzer fin configuration controls that speed.
The nice curve in this outline is great for repeating roundhouse cutbacks.
Resin tint with extra back foot patch. Wetsanded gloss finish.
Glass-on side fins with center box.
Board includes 6.5″ True Ames center Bonzer fin (place 5 3/4″ from the tail).
See previous post about Bonzer3 Light Vehicles: clicky
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