Channel Islands

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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

 

  • NEW FLYER named "SURFBOARD OF THE YEAR" by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association!

    In 1999, Al Merrick designed the Flyer, revolutionizing high performance surfing in small waves. For 2014 Channel Islands has modernized the Flyer into a shorter and wider package. This new plan-shape allows for the same volume in a shorter rail line. We kept the forgiving 2-stage rocker and added spiral vee starting in front of the fins to allow for rail-to-rail quickness. The signature Merrick hip provides a pivot point for tight arcs.

    *Fins not included
    Fin System: FCS
    Fin Setup: 5 fin

    Dimensions:

    LENGTH     WIDTH     THICKNESS   VOLUME (L)   
    5'4" 18.5 2.12 22.1
    5'6" 19 2.25 25.1
    5'8" 19.75 2.38 28.0
    5'10" 20.25 2.44 30.4
    6'0" 20.75 2.63 34.4
    6'2" 21.25 2.75 37.9
    6'4" 21.75 2.89 41.7


    About the Shaper
    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

    CI is a privately held organization focused on rider-driven product and manufacturing the best possible equipment available. Located in a state-of-the-art facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, the CI HQ represents a foundation for developing, testing, and building boards while providing jobs in Santa Barbara for many years to come.

    WAS: $1,095.00 inc GST
    From $795.00 inc GST
  • Designed to be a quicker and more nimble offspring of the Average Joe, the High-5 will pad your wave count while still allowing for rail work and making the section. The bottom has a single concave entry to deep double through the fins, which then closes out in a V off the tail.

    ** This board does not come with fins.**
     

    Dimensions:

    LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (L)
    5'7" 20.1" 2.8" 33L
    5'11" 20.9" 2.8" 38L
    5'9" 20.5" 2.8" 36L
    5'5" 19.9" 2.6" 31L

     

    Tuflite-PC:

    Tuflite construction offers the most advanced quality construction suitable for the spectrum of surfboard models. Using only the highest quality EPS foam, epoxy and fiberglass materials, Tuflite surfboards are composite sandwich boards that boast the ultimate combination of performance and durability. Built off a shapers most renowned shape, each Tuflite represents the highest quality surfboard in its respective range. Working with nearly every major shaper in the world insures that we offer the optimal choice for every surfer in the water today.

     
     
    From $1,115.00 inc GST
  • “The Rocket9 is suited to your average waves like we find around California. It works great in beach breaks because it can be skatey when you want to generate that speed, but then you step back on that tail and you can absolutely hammer some vert wall. I also think that with the shorter nature of it, it fits really well in the tighter transitions of beach breaks. I have ridden it on big open walls of some point breaks in Morocco and it went well too, kind of like a little scalpel or snowboard, but I think the optimal range for this board would be 2 to 6 foot beach breaks.

    The Rocket9 outline has the wide point forward a bit and the tail is pulled in making it super snappy and maneuverable. The swallow gives a great fast release as well. One of the major desires for this board was I wanted was to go fast and then turn hard when I wanted in waves ranging from super average California beach breaks all the way to grinding little tubes. It’s one of the most versatile boards I have ever ridden.

    I like to ride my Rocket9 two inches shorter than my normal shortboard length. With the wider outline up front its able to hide a bit of volume under the chest to make the paddling still super easy even though you are on a shorter board. “ – Dane Gudauskas

    *** This board does not come with fins.

     

    LENGTH

    WIDTH

    THICKNESS

    VOLUME (L)

    5'8"

    19.25"

    2.6"

    28L

    5'10"

    19.75"

    2.7"

    32L

    6'0"

    20.25"

    2.8"

    34L

    From $1,115.00 inc GST
  • Channel Islands Surfboards is pleased to announce a surfboard design collaboration with Kalani Robb and MINI. By incorporating our common passion for performance and having fun we developed a versatile surfboard that performs in a unusually wide range of conditions. The MINI offers a ultra relaxed rocker, wider nose, wider squash tail, thinned rails, and aggressive single to double concave with vee out the tail. Taking a page from Al’s popular Skinny Fish design the MINI incorporates all the speed and wave catching ability of a traditional fish with the performance benefits of a squash tail. Designed to work best in knee to head high surf. This board is best positioned as your go to groveler in your quiver. Ride this board 3″ – 6″ shorter than your height.

    *** This board does not come with fins.

     

    LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (L)
    6'1" 21" 2.8" 43L
    5'9" 20.25" 2.5" 34L
    5'5" 19.75" 2.3" 30L

     

     

    From $1,115.00 inc GST
  • A good wave catcher, this mini-longboard bridges the gap between the a performance hybrid and a longboard. It has low entry rocker for trimming and enough tail rocker to stay high performance. Bottom goes from flat entry with concave, to vee out the tail. For surfers of all skill levels who want to ride a ton of waves without riding a longboard.

    ** This board does not come with fins.**

    Dimensions:

    LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (L)
    7'2" 21 2.63 42
    7'10" 22 2.75 54

     

    Tuflite-PC:

    Tuflite construction offers the most advanced quality construction suitable for the spectrum of surfboard models. Using only the highest quality EPS foam, epoxy and fiberglass materials, Tuflite surfboards are composite sandwich boards that boast the ultimate combination of performance and durability. Built off a shapers most renowned shape, each Tuflite represents the highest quality surfboard in its respective range. Working with nearly every major shaper in the world insures that we offer the optimal choice for every surfer in the water today.

     
     
    From $1,340.00 inc GST
  • The Performer 2 has the perfect mix of a proven CI shape and the NEW Tuflite Pro-Carbon making it a durable performer. The lower entry rocker allows for increased wave catching and performance in small waves. The Performer 2 outline has a blunt nose, paddles and surfs fast with the same maneuverability of the original Performer.
     
    ** This board does not come with fins.**
     

    Dimensions:

    LENGTHWIDTHTHICKNESSVOLUME (L)
    9'0" 22.5" 2.75" 65L


    Tuflite-PC:

    Tuflite construction offers the most advanced quality construction suitable for the spectrum of surfboard models. Using only the highest quality EPS foam, epoxy and fiberglass materials, Tuflite surfboards are composite sandwich boards that boast the ultimate combination of performance and durability. Built off a shapers most renowned shape, each Tuflite represents the highest quality surfboard in its respective range. Working with nearly every major shaper in the world insures that we offer the optimal choice for every surfer in the water today.

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    $1,695.00 inc GST

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