The Mr Buzz and Super Buzz have nothing in common with any surfboard out there. The Buzz is NOT a Mini Simmons, Alaia or Retro Fish. Mr Buzz is what Nathan Fletcher rides when he wants the feeling of nothing under his feet. It’s also what he rides when he punts some of the meanest airs in the sport. Normally airs and “easy board to surf” are two things you wouldn’t put in the same sentence. That is why Mr Buzz is like no other surfboard you’ve ever tried before.
Mr Buzz Tech Specs:
• Extremely efficient board design thru rocker, foam flow and concaves
• Single to DEEP double concave bottom shape
• Rounded nose shape with flat entry rocker
• Square tail with accelerated rocker
What we like:
REAL teamrider Josh Mulcoy said it better than anyone : “Mr Buzz just makes me smile. It’s so easy to have fun on this board. You can mess up three times on one wave and still be ripping”. These boards are really easy to surf well. They’re also really easy to surf small.
Mr Buzz was originally designed for aerial maniac Nathan Fletcher. The “Buzz” named actually came from Nathan’s dog, “Mr Buzz”. He wanted something super short and compact that resembled and felt like his skateboard both on and off the water. Mr Buzz did everything Nathan asked for and more. The best part of “more” is that it’s actually easy to surf.
Most boards rely on extra foam to make them easier to surf. Mr Buzz has the benefit of Stretch’s genius design skills behind it. Instead of using foam, Stretch made Mr Buzz the most efficient surfing design he has ever released and then shrunk it down to 10-12” shorter than what you would normally ride. Josh Mulcoy normally rides a 5’10-6’0 high performance shortboard, and his Mr Buzz is 5’1. Even at 5’1, he says it’s easier than his shortboard to surf and recover from mistakes on. You can size Mr Buzz however you want, but be prepared to go small, because they’re very efficient boards.
Mr Buzz has more tail rocker than the Super Buzz, so they fit into more hollow waves and whip even harder turns. The wider tail of Mr Buzz takes a dedicated quad fin set up to properly drive the width. Everything is faster on Mr Buzz. More speed, harder turns and when you take to the lip, more air. These boards feel incredibly balanced under your feet.
*We definitely like Nathan Fletcher’s Mr Buzz segment in Analog’s new film Chromatic below.
What we don’t like:
A hybrid surfboard 10-12” inches shorter than your normal board will be a hard one to get across to most surfers. For mere mortal reference, Trip and Nuzzi are decent surfers (bros not pros) and surfing a 5’5 and 5’7 at 173lbs and 210lbs each. At these small sizes, they are easy to surf and catch waves on, but not the best for surfing super long sessions or paddling against current all day. With the wide tails, these boards are VERY fin dependent, so if you just throw any old fins in Mr Buzz, you will probably be way under-finned and not like the board. The best fins for Mr Buzz are Futures Controllers or a Quad set with large front and rears.
Why you want the Mr Buzz:
Surfing a board this short is a freaking blast! Everything is much faster and it feels like there is nothing under your feet. Get ready to blow it up!
Nathan Fletcher’s new model design will change the way you look at high performance surfing from wave selection, board size and outline, concaves and a whole lot more. If you think the Fletcher Four-fin opened doors for your surfing then wait until you see Mr. Buzz!
Made to be ridden small, this is a highly efficient performance board which will almost shock you. It’s like no other board you’ve ever surfed.
If you think this looks like some super small wave groveley fish looking thing then know that it:
• has more rocker than the Sword model
• uses super deep (~1/4″) single to double concaves
• can be ordered about +1/4″ wider and 10″-12″ shorter than your daily driver shortboard