If you love the Pyzel Ghost and Phantom models but need a shorter and more generous board for smaller and weaker waves, the Pyzel Gremlin Surfboard would fit the bill. The Ghost and Phantom DNA is still there but in a shorter, wider, flatter guise for an easy paddle, and rapid acceleration in less than inspiring conditions.
5'2" x 19.25" x 2.25" - 24.8L
5'3" x 19.375" x 2.312" - 26.1L
5'4" x 19.5" x 2.375" - 27.5L
5'5" x 19.625 x 2.375" - 28.2L
5'6" x 19.75 x 2.437" - 29.5L
5'7" x 19.875 x 2.437" - 30.2L
5'8" x 20" x 2.5" - 31.6L
5'9" x 20.25" x 2.5" - 32.5L
5'10" x 20.375" x 2.562" - 33.9L
5'11" x 20.625" x 2.562" - 34.9L
6'0" x 20.75" x 2.625" - 36.5L
From the shaper
The Gremlin is all about getting you excited to surf when the conditions are far from perfect and maybe the weight of summer crowds is a little off-putting. This is the little shortboard that’ll reignite your stoke and give you a hit of FunFormance however mediocre the conditions. The Gremlin has heaps of get-up-and-go, paddles easy and delivers a snappy and drivey, high-performance feel.
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Why we love the Pyzel Gremlin.
Matt’s review on the Gremlin
Matt is the closest to a "frothing grom" we have here at Boardshop; his board knowledge is staggering and what he doesn’t know about the Pyzel range frankly isn’t worth knowing. I’ve ridden the Gremlin in solid head high and over SW swell and had just as much fun in our predominant wind swell when the waves lack punch. My surfing hasn’t felt this good and the rest of my quiver hasn’t had a look-in during the last 3 months. My paddling feels ridiculously strong and the board just seems to fly on take-off without the need for any “pumping” even in mushy waves. The board responds so fast that I don’t lose any speed when executing turns or cuttys. The best board for UK waves that I’ve ridden this year! - Matt
Sizing the Gremlin
Matt rides a custom 5’9 Pyzel Gremlin Surfboard with 33.1 litres volume which is a litre more than his every day shortboard. This extra litre gives him that little bit of help in the lower end of the wave spectrum without compromising performance in better quality waves.
"I have almost exclusively been riding my 5’9 as a quad; the drive off the bottom frees the board to be surfed with speed even in sub-par conditions. I prime my board with a Performance Core fin set up; using the FCS II Kolohe Andino fins up front with the Performer Neo Glass Quad Rears. This perfect balance of drive and control has massively improved my surfing and I’m performing manoeuvres better than I have ever done before." Matt
Who’s going to love the Gremlin?
“Tom” 37 - 5’11 80kg Gremlin 6’0 (36.5 litres)
“Tom” (married 2 kids) has been surfing since he was 10, he was a competent shortboarder in his 20’s but family life and work commitments limit his surfing to a couple of times a month (if he’s lucky!). The generous volume and proportions make up for his lack of paddle fitness and allows him to catch as many waves as possible during his all too infrequent sessions. A forgiving shortboard for the decent surfer with limited opportunity to surf.
“Ben” 23 - 6’2 71kg Gremlin 5’10 (33.9 litres)
“Ben” lives to surf and never misses a swell whether knee high or double overhead. Not keen on any of the out-and-out grovellers, Ben wants his small wave weapon to behave like a regular shortboard (fast and snappy) without any of the negative traits of an overly wide-assed groveller. Far from deterred by a crowd “Ben” relishes the competition and needs a board that maintains his wave count even when it’s small and weak. Ripper’s small wave weapon of choice.
“Emily” 24 - 5’4 59kg Gremlin 6’0 (36.5 litres)
“Emily” has been surfing almost every weekend for the last 4 years and has progressed from her original foamy to a 7’0 mini mal, she’s comfortable out-back paddling into green (unbroken) waves and is starting to pump along the wave face and do some turns. “Emily” is now ready to step-up to her first shortboard. Keen for the challenge, Emily settled on the 6’0 with 36 litres, more than enough volume for her.
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