...Lost Pelagic Fish

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Trip Forman

The …Lost Pelagic Fish is related to the Round Nose Fish, but with a design feature as revolutionary as the original Round Nose Fish itself: snowboard side cut in the rails…

Pelagic Fish Tech Specs:
1. Sidecut Between Your Feet
2. DEEP Concave for Lift, Incredible Speed and Easy Planing
3. Low Centerline Rocker for Glide, Drive and Paddling
4. Healthy Rail Rocker through Center of Board
5. Super Swallow Tail Design for Added Bite and Positive Feel

What We Like:
…Lost started the super shortboard revolution with the original Round Nose Fish in 1995. Back then, everyone was riding 6’2 potato chips that were super thin and narrow. …Lost was going almost a foot shorter at 5’5 x 19.25. People thought they were crazy. Look what everyone is riding today…

Now it’s 2012 and Matt “Mayhem” Biolos isn’t resting on the massive momentum the brand has going. Constantly tinkering with new designs (and snowboarding when the powder dumps) he decided to pursue outline sidecut as a potential new avenue for surfboard performance. After 4 years of R&D, …Lost releases their new Pelagic Fish.

The outline isn’t as extreme as you would think, but the sidecut is definitely noticeable when you look closely. All the design components totally make sense, and due to the sidecut, produce a combination of these designs that previously haven’t been attainable. Biolos is one of a limited number of people who have ridden the design so far and he is stoked on it 110%, considering it one of his favorite boards ever. Incredibly fast, easy to paddle, loose in the pocket. Who wouldn’t like that?

What We Don’t Like:
This design is essentially as radical as the very first Round Nose Fish back in 1995. Just like back then it may take a while for people to warm up to the concept, or it may not. The current surf world seems warmer to new ideas, shapes or constructions.

Why You Want a Pelagic Fish:
You want to go fast AND vertical. You like fish designs, but want to push the limits with what’s possible. Just like the original Round Nose Fish, the Pelagic has a huge range of use.

5 Response(s) to ...Lost Pelagic Fish

  • Trip says:

    Thanks for your question regarding the ...Lost Pelagic Fish.

    Based on your size and ability, plus the size of your other boards, you should be spot on with the 6'0 Pelagic. You can ride this model really short due to the width of the nose and then also how far back it carries the width. The volume is important - and you are smart for checking this against your other boards - and even at the same volume it will paddle even easier due to the wider/flatter nose compared to your other boards so don't sweat dropping a few inches in length compared to what you are normally riding.

    For comparison, I'm almost exactly your same size and run a 6'0 Pelagic myself. It's SUPER fast and a paddling machine. Really fun board.

    I'm normally at the shop M-F if you have any questions. I saw we have a 6'0 Pelagic in stock with the full fish spray which is really nice. You can either pick it up here or we can ship it to you anywhere in the world.

    Thanks again Mike. Hope you've ben scoring some good ones.


    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Mike says:

    Hey Real,

    Looking at picking up a 6'0 x 21 x 2.56 Pelagic. I have a 6'0 bottom feeder I got from you and love it, sometimes feel like I should have gone to the 5'10. (GREAT SERVICE BTW)

    Anyway I'm 6'1, 200-210 lbs and am an advanced surfer. Normal shortboard is a 6'3 x 20.5 x 2.75 Proctor Monsta and hpsb is a 6'4 20.25 2.75 roberts black thumb.

    Do you think going 6'0 on the Pelagic is a bit small? Volume seems about right compared.

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

  • SEAN says:

    im 6'4" 235lbs, 46yrs, ( + or - average surfer ). I have been riding a 6'4" bottom feeder, and liked it some, i have orderd a 6'8" lazy boy to ride surf a lil bigger then summer waves. i live in san diego. i was wondering what size palegic would i need to order?

    Posted on September 11, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  • Glenn says:

    Trip, great job explaining what each board's function is and how it relates to the average surfer. Thinking about a pelagic as a daily driver, I have a 5'11" minidriver for good surf and a 5'6" js pier pony (their version of the bottom feeder) for grovel. I'm 6' 180lbs mid 40's, I figured 5'9" stock dims? Also can I assume that because of the side cut it turns off the rail as good as the tail? I'm heavy on the front foot and thought this design might be well suited for that.

    Posted on October 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm

  • Trip says:


    Thanks for your question. Im a little smaller than you at 6'2 x 215lbs 45yrs old. I have all the boards you mentioned so this should shed some light on your Pelagic sizing.

    My Bottom Feeder is 5'10, LayZboy 6'0 and for my Pelagic I went 6'0 as well, although I easily could go anywhere 6'0 up to 6'2 and still have fun on it. My thought on the Pelagic was to reduce the volume (since it has a massive single concave for lift vs the other boards having flat to spiral vee (not nearly as lifty). Even without the foam, the board still paddles really well and is actually easier to surf in critical situations as the board's not fighting you and is easier to throw around.

    If you're using the LayZboy as a small to medium wave board, you typically size up 2" for a Pelagic as a bigger/better wave compliment. Your situation is a little different in that your LB is for bigger waves at 6'8, so going 6'10 would put the Pelagic too big and too lifty for almost any surf.. I've also seen a lot of guys size up 2" from a BF to a Pelagic with good results, so that would put you at 6'6.

    Here are the dims and volume on the 6'6:

    6'6 x 22 x 2.88 45 liters

    I think this is the right size for you and will blend into your quiver well.

    Let me know if you need help placing your custom order. Glad to help with it. We have done customs on the Pelagics in standard PU/Poly, as well as C3 Cork/Carbon (super light!) and also Hydroflex Natural (strong!). I'm also available at the shop for any questions about this board or others 252-987-6000.

    Thanks Sean,


    Posted on September 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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