Channel Islands Surfboards
Channel Islands Surfboards is the largest surfboard brand in the world and equips (arguably) the best surfers on the planet.
Channel Islands Surfboards and designer/shaper Al Merrick have forged a reputation for a dedication to performance and quality through innovation and creativity in their surfboard designs. Since 1969, Channel Islands has grown from a local, grassroots business based in Santa Barbara to a bleeding edge global manufacturing operation, which is still based in Southern California, a short stroll from the famous point break, Rincon Del Mar.
Purchased by Burton Snowboards in 2006, Channel Islands Surfboards continues to put surfboards under the feet of some of the best surfers on the planet, including Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Lakey Peterson, Jordy Smith, Alana Blanchard and many more. Maintaining relevance to a global surfing audience through more than four decades of constant change in the surfing industry has been a hallmark of Channel Islands Surfboards success.
To this day, Channel Islands Surfboards and designer/shaper Al Merrick continue to be driven by the desire to create products at the cutting edge of performance in surfboard design for hardcore, advanced surfers while still catering the the average, everyday surfers with more user friendly designs geared for fun.
Dave asked: "Dave asked: Was looking at the Hypto Krypto and the Avg Joe. Summer beach break with small mushy waves, a longboard is fun but boring and my normal 5″11 is too thin for small mush. Any ideas or recommendations for a board for fun in this stuff … [Read more...]
Like a cult movie, Dane Reynolds & Al Merrick's strange creation has grown a loyal - even fanatical - following of surfers who love the way the Channel Islands Sperm Whale flows through the water. Get real surfboard reviews from a … [Read more...]
One of the original shorter, wider, fatter hybrid shortboards, the Channel Islands Motorboat by Rob Machado loves to glide across flat sections at your average, flatter faced beach break. Get Real Reviews from a Regular Surfer Each … [Read more...]
The good people at Channel Islands Surfboards are up to their usual antics. Coming up with new and exciting ways for you to better access your ocean existence, they have launched a new signature model for Jordy Smith, the Channel Islands Bunny … [Read more...]
Building your Sydney Surfboards quiver? A four surfboard quiver will get you through practically everything the East Coast of Australia will throw at us! If you're looking to change or add boards to your quiver, I hope you find this useful. Already have an ideal quiver … [Read more...]
The Channel Islands Fred Stubble by Al Merrick promises to be a condensed version of the Fred Rubble - a board that was loved by the masses. I love my Fred Rubble and felt the Fred Stubble didn't live up to expectations. This is the Channel … [Read more...]
So Many Grovelers, So Little Time. The concept of a groveler surfboard, or a board that is purpose built to get you in the water having fun in tiny, weak surf, has grown considerably in recent times. There are dozens of these fat, oblong shapes floating around now. … [Read more...]