Lost Surfboards – Mayhem – Smooth Operator 6’10 – futures thruster


The 6’10 is directly available with standard glassing: 4 + 4 Deck and 4 Bottom,.Other sizes will take 6 – 8 weeks production time. Feel free to contact us about more information or your custom wishes.

6’10 21.00 2.75 43.25


Available on backorder


Lost Surfboards – Mayhem – Smooth Operator 6’10

The SMOOTH OPERATOR is a trim and turn machine. High volume, low rails and tons of fun. The SMOOTH OPERATOR is our modern twist on the classic mid-length, double ender. I’ve become more interested in not only designing and building this genre of board, but also inspired to really learn how to ride them. It was sparked by previous dalliances with mid-length, semi-performance boards, like the “Lazy Toy” and “EZ-UP”.

These boards, with their Wayne Lynch /Evolution inspired vee bottoms and rounded noses, were forgiving and easy to ride, but essentially glorifed fun boards. More recently, we developed the Crowd Killer, more of an over in ated pump and rip stick, with its hyper extended nose rocker and equally aggressive tail rocker. While high volume and performance minded, the Crowd Killer does not possess the effortless glide and horizontal trim of a classic mid length. The SMOOTH OPERATOR does.

Built around an exaggeratedly low entry rocker, forward wide point and thickness ow, and a nose and tail that measure the same width at both 12” and 24”, the SMOOTH OPERATOR paddles and glides like nothing ever adorned with a …Lost or Mayhem logo. That’s not to say it doesn’t turn though! After riding, dissecting and assessing some contemporary and classic mid lengths currently available, I concluded they all could use a bit more tail rocker! The SMOOTH OPERATOR has just that. A generous (dare say extreme) tail rocker, bends upward in the rear third of the board, cut through by deep double concave vee panels, and speed enhancing low down-rails.

The SMOOTH OPERATOR is a trim and turn machine. High volume, low rails and tons of fun. We’ve souped them up with a 4+1 n set up. 4 x FCS2 or Future n boxes, and one 8” single n box, which offers a myriad of options and performance characteristics. Quad, Twin + Stabilizer, Single +/- side bites, or even Thruster, the options and alignments are endless. Built with 4ply, dark wood stringers, and a light weight, resin tinted glass job, featuring its own unique logo. Each board is a hand-built thing of beauty.


Lost Surfboards

Lost surfboards began in 1985 when Matt Biolos and a bunch of school friends were into snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing in Dana Point. They were not worried about winning surf contests they were Team Lost and the distinctive logo was born. The now legendary shaper Matt Biolos began sanding



Typically surfboards are measured in inches. The length is measured from the nose to the tail. Choosing the length of the surfboard is dependant on your size (weight, height), board type and waves conditions you wish to use the board for.


The widest point of the surfboard is measured from rail to rail. Generally the wider the surfboard the more stable the board, while a board with smaller width maintains better speed and performance.


Surfboard thickness is measured from the top deck to the bottom. The thickness again has a bearing on the board’s performance. Professional surfers will tend to go for the thinner boards as they are lighter and offer better performance.The thicker boards are stronger and because there is more foam under the surfer the boards are more stable.


The bottom curve of a surfboard. Generally the more rocker the surfboard has the more loose (manoeuvrable) the surfboard will be. Where the flatter rocker surfboards will be faster, although they will lack the looseness. The nose is the tip of the surfboard, the nose can vary in shapes and size. Basically the thinner the nose the more response the board will perform, while wider noses are better for stabilization.


Used to increase the strength of a surfboard, a stringer (normally made from wood) runs down the length of a surfboards (typically in the centre of the board from the tip of the nose to the tail).
Boards built with Epoxy, Carbon Fibre and soft boards generally don’t have stringers.


Generally heavier surfers require larger fins to hold the waves better. Although if you prefer to ride a looser (less hold in the waves), smaller fins would be a better option.


Fin configurations have an effect on the ways your surfboards perform.
The following are some of the more common fin configurations.


The single fin was the original fin configuration for surfboards. Based on the idea of the sailboat keel. Single fins are added stabilization and control on the powerful, larger waves, although lack manoeuvrability


Are great for small waves, being fast and manoeuvrable, but when put into tight spots on larger waves, they become hard to control. Popular with Fish surfboards.


Widely recognized as the standard fin configuration, the thruster answers the shortcomings of the single fin and the twin fins configurations.
The thrusters give you stabilization, control and manoeuvrability in all types of surfing conditions.
This concept was the brainchild of Australia’s Simon Anderson


With four fins in the water, Quads boasts an extraordinary amount of holding power in larger surf.
You may think that having four fins would sacrifice speed by creating more drag, but this is not the case.
The both sets of fins are working together on the rail, which makers believe they creates less drag than a board with a centre fin.
The manoeuvrability isn’t sacrificed either, with fins directly under your back foot, the quads are very responsive.


Similar setup to the Twin Fin, although smaller (low profile) fins are generally placed wider (closer to the rails) on the surfboard.
Popular with Fish and Egg / Retro surfboards.

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