Channel Islands

Channel Islands

Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 43 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world. It started with hard-core surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have brought us through four decades of constant change in the surf industry. Channel Islands will shape the new millennium with innovative design and quality as our main focus.

“The driving force behind Channel Islands Surfboards is the demand on design created by the world’s greatest surfers, allowing for the highest performance surfing possible. To provide the most dedicated surfers with the most advanced, performance designs is my passion” – Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper


  • Whether new to surfing or just looking to enjoy a cruisy session, the all-new Torq Chancho is a super user-friendly, stable board that catches waves with ease. The Chancho boasts generous volume for its mid length size, and features low nose rocker for early wave entry. Its subtle vee-bottom contours that run through the fins help it turn effortlessly.

    An offspring of the popular Water Hog model, the Chancho is available in X-Lite construction.


    X-Lite is a torq Epoxy technology developed specifically for performance boards. This is lighter, stronger and more Eco than a traditional PU/Polyester board, now with a 50% thinner Shield Skin for weight reduction. This innovative technology is used exclusively on the X-Lite Channel Islands models; the best selling Pod Mod and all new Chancho.

    The Pod Mod features an Impact Mesh layer on the deck for strength and ding resistance, the Chancho features a Carbon Strip on the deck for longitudinal strength and responsiveness.


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    Our fin system is designed by Futures Fins of California - one of the most respected fin systems on the planet.

  • Channel Islands MINI DC is a collaboration with Kalani Robb and MINI automotive.

    Combining passion for performance and fun, you get a versatile surfboard for a wide range of conditions.

    Ultra-relaxed rocker, wide nose, wide squash tail, thin rails, and aggressive single to double concave with vee out the tail.

    All the speed and wave catching ability of a traditional fish, but with the performance benefits of a squash tail.

    Working best in knee to head high surf and is best as your go to groveler.

    Construction: Fusion Dual-Core utilizes the lightest and strongest EPS core on the market. Lively and buoyant centre, while the PU foam inserts on the rails combined with the pop-flex stingers give you a natural feel and response


    Length 5'5"  Width 19.8"  Thickness 2.4"  Volume 29.7L

    Length 5'7"  Width 20.0"  Thickness 2.4"  Volume 31.8L

    Length 5'9"  Width 20.3"  Thickness 2.5"  Volume 34.1L

    Length 5'11" Width 20.5"  Thickness 2.7"  Volume 38.8L

    Length 6'1'" Width 21.0"  Thickness 2.9"  Volume 42.9L



  • Channel Islands has modernized the Flyer into a shorter wider package. This new-plan shape allows for the same volume in a shorter rail line. It keeps the forgiving 2-stage rocker and adds a spiral "V" starting in front of the fins to allow for rail-to-rail quickness.

    *** Fins not included