Lost Hydra Light Speed 5'8"

by Lost • SKU LOS21213511
$965.00
5'8" x 21.5" x 2.56" Vol: 35.5L
Fin System: FCS II
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Board Details

SKU LOS21213511
Length 5'8"
Width 21.5"
Thickness 2.56"
Volume 35.5L
Construction Light Speed
Tail Swallow
Fin System FCS II
Fin Setup Tri/Quad
Fins Not Included
Tail Patch Yes

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Lost Hydra Surfboard

Lost Hydra

The Hydra is the ultimate minuscule wave monster, melding more than 25 years of developing small wave fish and mini wave hybrids. Built around an overall low rocker paired to an almost traditional “fish” outline, this little sea monster is a mini-wave weapon.


Dimensions


4’10” x 19.00” x 2.12” | 22.25
5’0” x 19.50” x 2.20” | 24.50
5’1” x 19.75” x 2.22” | 25.50
5’2” x 20.00” x 2.25” | 26.50
5’3” x 20.25” x 2.30” | 28.00
5’4” x 20.50” x 2.37” | 29.50
5’5” x 20.75” x 2.40” | 31.00
5’6” x 21.00” x 2.45” | 32.50
5’7” x 21.25” x 2.50” | 34.40
5’8” x 21.50” x 2.56” | 35.50
5’9” x 21.75” x 2.60” | 37.50
5’10” x 22.00” x 2.70” | 39.00
5’11” x 22.13” x 2.73” | 40.00
6’0" x 22.25” x 2.76” | 41.25
6’2” x 22.38” x 2.80” | 42.50
6’4” x 22.50” x 2.84” | 44.00

From the Shaper

“Short and wide, with effortless glide. The HYDRA will fly when other boards leave you dry”

Matt Biolos

The REAL Deal

Light Speed construction

Lost Hydra

The Hydra is the ultimate minuscule wave monster, melding more than 25 years of developing small wave fish and mini wave hybrids. Built around an overall low rocker paired to an almost traditional “fish” outline, this little sea monster is a mini-wave weapon.


Lost Hydra Surfboard

Dimensions


4’10” x 19.00” x 2.12” | 22.25
5’0” x 19.50” x 2.20” | 24.50
5’1” x 19.75” x 2.22” | 25.50
5’2” x 20.00” x 2.25” | 26.50
5’3” x 20.25” x 2.30” | 28.00
5’4” x 20.50” x 2.37” | 29.50
5’5” x 20.75” x 2.40” | 31.00
5’6” x 21.00” x 2.45” | 32.50
5’7” x 21.25” x 2.50” | 34.40
5’8” x 21.50” x 2.56” | 35.50
5’9” x 21.75” x 2.60” | 37.50
5’10” x 22.00” x 2.70” | 39.00
5’11” x 22.13” x 2.73” | 40.00
6’0" x 22.25” x 2.76” | 41.25
6’2” x 22.38” x 2.80” | 42.50
6’4” x 22.50” x 2.84” | 44.00

From the Shaper

“Short and wide, with effortless glide. The HYDRA will fly when other boards leave you dry”

Matt Biolos

The REAL Deal

Light Speed construction

The ...Lost Hydra is a small wave groveler that you can put on rail.

The Hydra is the sleeker sister to the ...Lost Bean Bag. It's everything you loved about the Bean Bag but in a more refined package.

Tech Specs

•Wide parallel outline
•Pulled in nose
•Chined bottom rail
•Double concave "hydro hull" bottom
•Dramatic hip to slightly pulled in split diamond tail
•Hard edge in tail
•Dedicated quad set up

What We Like

This is board is super fast and can rip in small wave mush. The chine on the bottom rail in combo with the "hydro hull" bottom contours make this board really livley for how wide it is.

hydra going back Surfer: Jake Sacks / Photo: Trip Forman

The Hydra packs a lot of float for it's length so you can ride them short and spicy. The width and thickness of the Hydra gives good paddle power so don't be afraid to ride it short and at your normal grovel volume.

It's awesome that this board is not trying to do everything. It is not a one board quiver or a daily driver, it's really good in sub par waves and that's enough.

Insider Info

...Lost makes these boards as dedicated quads for a reason. The wide, split diamond tail works really well with a quad fin set up. Since this board is a groveler, the quad helps to gerenerate lots of speed.

When picking fins for the Hydra we recommend a fin set like the FCS Split Keels or the Futures Controllers as these fins add the hold and drive that this board thrives on.

hydra bottom turn Surfer: Jake Sacks / Photo: Trip Forman

Why You Want a ...Lost Hydra:

The Hydra is a purpose built groveler designed to fly in small underpowered surf. Most boards in this category aren’t all that fun to ride (or good looking for that matter). The Hydra makes you stoked to pull it out when the swell is dropping.

hydra off the top Surfer: Jake Sacks / Photo: Jeffrey O'Neil

…Lost's Description

It features multiple magic making design elements which bring The Hydra to life. On the outline, we’ve continued with the snowboard influenced “Pelagic” side cut outline. From our original Pelagic, to the RNF-Retro and on to the new SWORD-FISH, every board featuring this outline has worked above expectations. It noticeably locks into the wave during carves and shortens the radius of turns while both gaining speed and maintaining control.

The bottom contours feature a unique double concave, chined “Hydra-hull”. A design I first learned from Jim Fuller, in the mid’80’s and is featured in our classic Bottom Feeder model. A similar style of “hull” was also designed, popularized and perfected byBill Stewart as the “Hydro-Hull” for decades. Like a single concave; It allows the use of more curve through the rocker (which makes proper turning and vertical surfing a lot easier) by cutting through and adding lift and speed. With very wide boards, single concave bottoms easily get sticky and stay flat on the face, the chined bevels add release, free up the board from rail to rail and encourage 3D rail surfing, as opposed to simply skating fast on the surface, like so many traditional fish.

The tail is a split diamond, which melds the characteristics of both swallow and diamond tails. The notched-out center line shortens the stringer and reduces surface area behind the rear foot, to add bite and control to a wide tail. The double diamond tail shortens the rail line making quick and radical, power retaining turns much more manageable.

The Hydra uses a flat-ish deck, with full and forgiving rails. Flat decks can remain thinner and still retain volume, and more importantly, are more flexible(even if thick) than vee or dome decks. Flex is good in low rocker boards, keeping them pliable and forgiving. I dare say this is a more effective and advanced tail design than a typical fish or swallow in allowing radical surfing with very wide tails.

Light Speed logo

LightSpeed is a proprietary surfboard construction built with lightweight EPS foam and high strength epoxy resin. LightSpeed uses a combination of Rapid-Reflex Carbon Fiber as well vibration dampening Innegra-Fibers, woven into the finest custom performance fiberglass cloth.

Like the name implies, LightSpeed is both light and exceptionally fast, allowing you to take your surfing to new levels of speed and Pro-formance. Developed in-house, Lost's crew of board builders worked closely with their top Jr and WQS team riders to create the best possible technology for High Pro-formance small wave and every day surfing. After well over a year of testing various versions, and R&D with some of the world’s best young surfers, Lost is now making this exciting custom surfboard construction available to all.

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