The Pyzel Mini Ghost Squash came to be as a result of working with Koa Smith to build a rippable short, chunky, fun version of one of his favourites, the Ghost.
Koa loves riding tiny boards for the smaller days on the North Shore, but we needed to pack more volume into them to make them functional and give them paddle power and stability. We shrunk Koa’s 5’9 Ghost down to a 5’5’’ and to give it more float we widened it up a touch, flattened out the deck and made the rails thicker and boxier. We also added a modern beak nose to keep even more foam under the chest area and up into the nose. The volume added is significant - a 5’10’’ Ghost XL is 28.80 litres, while a 5’7’’ Mini Ghost comes in at 29.2 litres!
We made a few small changes to the rocker and it comes in either a round tail or a wider bump squash to make the board very fun in smaller, weaker waves. Overall the best way to describe it is a sort of throwback 80’s looking board with all the added performance features of a modern design. It’s made for high-performance ripping but is also great for less skilled surfers due to the added volume and forgiving ride. Meant to be ridden 3-4 inches shorter, and around the same volume as your normal shortboard, the Mini Ghost will give your surfing a fresh feel and keep you happy in all kinds of conditions and types of waves.