The Mermaid is Maurice’s mainstay performance design for small waves. A board designed to replace anything fishy. In tandem with an ATM a surfer can ride tiny waves on the Mermaid and jump back onto the ATM when the waves get bigger. As with the transition between Metro and Protow, between MME and ATM there are significant design differences but enough similarities to make the switch non traumatic and the transition last a couple of waves, not days. The Mermaid is approximately 1 to 2 inches shorter and ¼ to ½ an inch wider than your standard shortboard. The wider tails helps carry you over the flatter sections and the extra curve in the Mermaid tails keeps it loose and snappy.