The ‘Le Colibri’ (it means The Hummingbird) – Mini Malibu (minimal) design is a great universal surfboard. Minimals were originally fashioned after the Malibu Surfboard. It is similar to a longboard in shape but it’s a smaller version. The colibri is available in 7’0″ to 7’10” in length.
Le colibri has a fish-style nose to aid quicker turns and more maneuverability on the face of a wave.
Great for beginners – If you’re a beginner, the best surfboard for paddling, catching waves and getting the most stability is a longboard. A mini-mal is a great alternative to learn on. If you’re not too big and heavy, you can still get great paddling ability and stability from this board. Perhaps you feel that you’re athletic, a fast learner, you’re comfortable in the ocean or if you’ve had previous success learning to surf in Hawaii your first time out. This would be a great option for you. This could be considered a transition from a longboard. You might get to a comfortable level quickly and want a board with more maneuverability.
Versatility – This board is versatile enough for surfers of all skill levels to enjoy. Beginners can feel comfortable learning on this board and experienced surfers can have more fun on this than a long board. The wide nose still gives you the advantages of a long board for paddling and nose riding but the smaller size will give you some added maneuverability and control.
Beginner through advanced.
When ordering this board, please provide your sex, age, weight, height, fitness levels and surfing experience (in years), so that we can make sure that the board is a fit for you.
Ankle high to overhead. Ride within your limits and let the good times roll.
Glassing: Currently Howitzer boards are only available in PU and Polyester resin.
Standard glassing – good quality, optimal weight to strength for specific board’s intended use.
Heavy duty glassing – Heavier weight glassing, good for novices, or boards that see’s a lot of .
Fin layouts available for this board:
Thruster – standard
1+2 (single and sidebites) – enquire about additional costs involved with ordering a 1+2 before ordering.
Fiver – enquire about additional costs involved with ordering a fiver before ordering.
Board colours and designs:
I design unique artwork for every board that leaves my shaping bay, and if you specify colours (1, 2 or three max) to be used in your design, I will use this to design artwork for your board. Alternatively, if you don’t specify anything, you get whatever I feel like doing in line with the Howitzer brand language. If you want a blank board, with only decals, please specify BLANK.
*Please note: All Howitzer boards are handshaped and not a single board is a stock item. Because of this boards take a little longer, but you get a truly unique board.
**Manufacturing time on boards are between 4 and 7 weeks from when you place your order, and will be available for collection as soon as it is ready, so please be patient.