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
In 2000 the original Pod rapidly became a global favorite, allowing surfers to drop six inches off their shortboards and revolutionize punting.
The Torq Pod Mod design is a heavily modified Pod, designed to be ridden even shorter and wider than the original, catering to the surfer that wants a little more volume forward to catch waves but doesn’t want to sacrifice performance. The tail has been widened for small wave glide, and the original single to double concave has been replaced with a flat entry to concave vee for quick rail to rail transitions.
Experienced surfers ride this board 3”- 6” shorter than you are tall.
TORQ X-LITE TECHNOLOGY
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.
Our fin system is designed by Futures Fins of California - one of the most respected fin systems on the planet.$829.00
The Channel Island Twin Fin has a retro 70’s feel, with updated performance qualities. It was originally designed and hand shaped by Britt Merrick when asked to compete in a surf contest where shapers ride retro boards they have created themselves. Inspired by a twin fin that his father Al had shaped for himself in the late 70’s, and that a friend had recently found at a garage sale, Britt took a template off it, drew it on a blank and updated the rocker to have a more modern feel with added positive drive and carving ability. Thus, the new CI Twin Fin was born. The Twin Fin has been tested by Britt, Dane and CI Factory pilots in everything from weak beach breaks to good Rincon and has proved to be a fast and fun wave catching machine. To offset negative characteristics of a usual high-volume retro design, the Twin Fin’s rails are tapered and relatively thin feeling for added sensitivity and responsiveness.
Ride the Twin Fin 2” to 4” shorter than you are tall; 1/2” to 1” wider, and 1/8” to 1/4” thicker than your normal shortboard.#CITwinFin
*** This board does not come with fins.
Length Width Thickness Volume (L) 5'4" 18.5" 2.2" 24.1L 5'6" 18.9" 2.4" 26.9L 5'8" 19.6" 2.6" 29.2L 5'10" 19.7" 2.7" 33.4L 6'0" 20.5" 2.7" 36.5L$999.00
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$1,095.00
Channel Islands Average Joe named "2014 SURFBOARD OF THE YEAR" by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association!
Sometimes we want something simple, fun, and easy to ride. This board has a light single concave for the first 1/3 to deepening concave vee throughout and can be surfed off the rail or tail. Full rails keep high volume in a short outline. Increase wave count, make more sections. The Average Joe is geared towards the things that makes surfing fun.
Length 5'7" Width 21.875 Thickness 2.625 Volume 36.5 ltr
Length 5'11" Width 22.375" Thickness 2.875 Volume 43.3 ltr
Length 5'9" Width 22.125 Thickness 2.75 Volume 39.8 ltr
Length 6'1" Width 22.8 Thickness 3 Volume 47.5 ltr
*Fins not included$1,095.00
Channel Island’s team rider and 1977 World Champ Shaun Tomson, collaborated with Surftech on this design for the young at heart that craves a performance, board but still wants to get the most out of the average waves they often find themselves riding. The Code Fusion Dual-Core features more volume, which along with the Dual-Core allows for easy paddling and increased wave count. A single concave under the front foot allows for punchy drive on takeoffs and the double concave blending to a vee provides lift and easy rail- to-rail transitions.
Length 5'10" Width 19.3" Thickness 2.6" Volume 31.4l. Length 6'2" Width 19.8" Thickness 2.8" Volume 35.6l. Length 6'4" Width 20" Thickness 2.9" Volume 38.7l. Length 6'10" Width 21" Thickness 3.1" Volume 47.6l. Length 6'7" Width 20.6" Thickness 3" Volume 43.$1,095.00
“The Rocket 9 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 Rocket 9 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 Rocket 9 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) 5'4" 18.8" 2.2" 23.4L 5'6" 18.8" 2.3" 25.4L 5'8" 19.3" 2.4" 28.4L 5'10" 19.8" 2.6" 31.5L 6'0" 20.3" 2.6" 34.0L 6'2" 20.8" 2.8" 37.5L 6'4" 21.3" 2.9" 41.2L$999.00
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.**
LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (L) 7'2" 21 2.63 42 7'10" 22 2.75 54
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.$1,325.00
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
*Fins not included
SpecsLength 9'0" Width 22.5" Thickness 2.75" Volume 65L
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.$1,595.00