TheÂ Bonzer is the archetype of the modern surfboard.Â It was the first standardized tri-fin surfboard (Dec. 1970). Unbeknownst to us at the time, others were working on a three fin design of there own. There was a big difference howeverÂ between the two fin setups: while theirsÂ had half moon shaped side fins placed behind the center fin, ours had keel shaped side finsÂ that wereÂ placed forward of the center fin. Â With overÂ four decades of success for the Bonzer,Â as well asÂ overÂ three for the Thruster, we have demonstrated the archetypal nature of our original design concept.
There are two main characteristics that establish the Bonzer as an archetype.