WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
ABILITY, WAVE SIZE & CONDITIONS, DIMENSIONS.
Now we have reached the end of the extensive breakdown between the Lotus and Blue Lotus, let's finish with who the boards are for, the conditions best suited to them and the dimensions you should ride.
Ability: Both boards a very user-friendly and create a super easy/fun surfing experience. Both boards have all the fundamentals in helping a beginner/intermediate surfer build on their surfing and improve, particularly the Lotus; as you improve, the Blue Lotus is the next step towards eventually ending up on a high-performance shortboard. In the Advanced spectrum, a Lotus makes for a fun, lively small wave groveller that will keep you excited to surf during summer lulls or average conditions. Where the blue Lotus will sit in as a longer, slightly more performance-based version of this that you will be able to take on a surf trip and surf some head-high barreling waves.
Wave sizes: The Lotus is best suited to fun ripable beach breaks or points in the 1-4ft range.
The Blue Lotus will work in everything from 2ft up to 6ft and prefers cleaner conditions.
Dimensions: With the Lotus, it has been designed to surf shorter; we recommend ordering the Lotus 3 inches shorter than the Blue Lotus or 3-4 inches shorter than your standard shortboard.
The Blue Lotus is recommended to be surfer 3 inches longer than your Lotus or 1 inch shorter than your standard performance shortboard.
Here is an example of what Alex Crews personally rides:
White Ferrari - 6'1 x 19 1/4 x 2 5/8 - 31.5L
Blue Lotus - 6'0 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 - 32.5L
Lotus - 5'10 x 20 x 2 1/2 - 32L