When I bought my Couch Potato, I thought I was buying the best small wave “short” board.
Then a few days later, I saw the Bean Bag. I was kind of upset at first, but I got a good deal on my Couch Potato, so it’s all good. They are very similar boards anyways.
Bean Bag Features:
- Extremely wide through the entire length of the board (wider back end than the Couch Potato)
- Thick, full rails
- Bottom V contour makes it easier to initiate turns on such a wide board
- All this volume in a board that is shorter than your standard shortboard!
- Super stable and easy to ride, even for beginning surfers.
The Bean Bag is best for waves that are more laid back and open-faced, not hollow barreling waves.
It’s a very fast board, so you might want to use stiffer, bigger fins if you have them.
Don’t want to strap a longboard to your roof to catch the small summer waves? Throw the Bean Bag in your trunk with the seats folded down. Plenty of volume for those tiny summer days.
If you’re looking for a “short” board to surf in sub-4-foot waves, I think the …Lost Bean Bag is your best bet!