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Mermaid Killer

Manufactured in Australia
Manufacturing Time:
~ 4 Weeks
The Purpose:

The next generation model of Otis Carey’s, the MERMAID KILLER has it all. A low nose rocker for paddle power but an entry feeder channel giving the board amazing lift. The tail has two feeder channels for control, speed and release. The reduced length and straighter outline allows for an elevated surfing experience and the ability to be positioned anywhere on the wave. Otis Carey rides 5'2 by 17 3/4 by 2 5/16 with 26.2L.

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Note: Artwork not included - please select at STEP 5.


Flat rocker with apex near front fins for increased tail lift. It has a low nose rocker for paddle power.


Medium 50/50 rails.


Slight concave running through board, with a feeder channel in the nose for lift and channel under the back foot for control and response. The entry concave helps with a planing paddle and with take offs. There is a slight concave through into the tail which has a single curved channel with a dome swallow for increased control and release.

Wave Height
2 - 6ft
4 / 5
Drive / Speed
5 / 5
Paddle Power
3 / 5
Best For:

Maximum speed and projection the Misfit Mermaid Killer is for progressive surfing and innovative airs with the ultra short and refined shape. The foam has been redistributed through a parallel outline and unique curves allowing for a reduction in its size compared to traditional shortboards. The reduced length and outline allow for responsiveness and positioning in the wave. Ride 8-10” shorter, 1” narrower and the same thickness as a traditional shortboard.

Select Surfboard Size:
5' 0"
17 1/4" 2 3/16" 23.90 $895
5' 1"
17 1/4" 2 3/16" 24 $895
5' 2"
17 1/2" 2 1/4" 25.3 $895
5' 2"
17 3/4" 2 5/16" 26.2 $895
5' 3"
17 5/8" 2 5/16" 26.85 $895
5' 4"
17 3/4" 2 3/8" 28.01 $895
5' 5"
17 7/8" 2 7/16" 30.47 $895
5' 6"
18 0" 2 1/2" 30.9 $895
5' 7"
18 1/4" 2 9/16" 32.82 $895
5' 8"
18 3/4" 2 5/8" 34.4 $895
Select Tail Shape:
Construction:        &       Glassing:
PU (Fiberglass)
Velvet Steel Carbon Wrap
Team Lite
Extra Strong
To be Written on Board:
Select Fin Layout & System
Select Artwork
Shaper Artwork

Mermaid Killer Videos

Otis Carey and his <b>Misfit Mermaid Killer</b>

Comments & Reviews

Ask Mermaid Killer a Question

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben Beadman May 8, 2013 at 4:20 am

With such an interesting concept it's hard to resist but with no benchmark to compare what size would you recommend for someone who is 6'2" and weighs about 92kg? Or is it too small for me?


Boardcave.com May 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

Hi Ben, No you can order the MK as a custom with enough volume for your weight. I would recommend around the 40L mark for your weight. Email info@boardcave.com.au if you would like to get exact dimensions for your weight and ability.


Andre Cater June 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

40LT for 92kg sounds excessive I was 94kg and riding 31-32LT boards.


Boardcave.com June 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

That's awesome Andre, as you would imagine the amount of volume in a board changes for different levels of ability and the shape of the board. For example you wouldn't be riding the same amount of volume in your small wave fish as your performance shortboard.


Carl Pawling October 27, 2013 at 3:39 am

would like to know more like how they surf in average waves how they paddle etc thanks cant find much info.


ryan October 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Hi Carl, they are really responsive and great for in the pocket and above the lip. They don’t have the best paddle but this is made up in performance and manoeuvrability. We also have the next generation Mermaid Killer coming soon on Boardcave.com. If your interested email info@boardcave.com.au for further details.


Boardcave.com November 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

Hi Carl, The MK go great in small/medium waves and are designed for progressive surfing and getting tricky. The reduced length makes them easy to manoeuvre making them playful and responsive. They don't have the easiest paddle due to the reduced length and flat nose, but you can get them up on a plane fairly easy. If you email us your age, weight, ability, how often you surf and your current board size, we can recommend the best size. Email info@boardcave.com.au


Carl Pawling November 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm



Josh Mathews December 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

Hi just want to know what board would suit as I ride a 8 ft longboard want to down size to a short board I'm 6 ft 1 thanks


Lincoln Young December 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm

hi the mermaid killer board looks the goods.. just wondering what size board you would think would fit me best!!!! i weigh about 115kg and about 6 foot tall and normal surfing waves small then six foot..have been surfing all my life and age 35 .


Boardcave.com December 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Hi Lincoln, Please email info@boardcave.com.au with these details, your age, current board size and how often you surf. Then we can recommend the best size in the Mermaid Killer. Cheers


Carl Pawling November 25, 2015 at 4:55 am

Hi can you please tell me the what the volume would be at 5/9 by 19 by 2/5/8 thanks for the mermaid


Boardcave Australia November 25, 2015 at 5:48 am

Hi Carl, I can't tell you exact volumes as these need to be calculated using the CAD system under the mermaid killer file but I can give you a close estimate. This board in the 5'9 x 19 x 2 5/8 dimensions would come in at around 36-37 litres.


Carl Pawling November 25, 2015 at 5:51 am

Boardcave Australia thanks that's what I was thinking


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Comments & Reviews

Ben - / 18Yrs / 191 cm / 75kg / 4 - Intermediate / Advanced 5' 8" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/8" x 34.4L
Real fun in most conditions.
2014-08-11 08:51:51
*All reviews are completed by actual customers of Boardcave