A sleeker, more performance-ready design than the CI Fish, the FishBeard is pure business in the front and all party in the back. Get forward on this user-friendly board and drive from the center and you’ll have all the speed and flow you always desired.
The Channel Islands Mid Surfboard is a modern classic design resulting from a fun collaboration with Devon Howard. Inspired by the clean, longer-railed lines drawn on traditional eggs and single-fins, the Mid fuses that vibe with the crispness, sensitivity and freedom made possible by modern features synonymous with Merrick design principles.
In this episode Noel Salas puts two custom “Happy” boards through the paces in a variety of wave types and conditions. Overall the Happy is a solid HPSB and I recommend it for the upper end intermediate to pro surfer looking to maximize performance pocket surfing in 4-8’ surf.
The Channel Islands Fever Surfboard is the result of Pat’s effort became “Fever Voyage,” his new short film that pays homage to all the hands that touch his boards before they get under feet. Pat appreciates that surfboards are unique when it comes to making sports equipment.
The idea of Surfboard Wars was created by our community in a very organic way. The more surfboards we reviewed in one Class (ie. Grovelers 1-4’ surf), the more questions we received as to which board performed best in that Class. Surfboard Wars is a platform where surfboards battle for the rights to be crowned “Champ” in their Surfboard Class.
In this episode I get two stock 5’3” Ultra Joe boards in Spinetek. Both boards are set with 5 fin options and I put them through the paces in 1-6’ surf. Even though the Ultra Joe is made for 1-4’ surf I like to find the top end on these type of Grovelers and it held it’s own even in overhead surf.
The Happy is a new performance shortboard model built to give surfers the freedom to easily go wherever their mind takes them. Low entry rocker and strategically placed forward volume allow the board to paddle well, get up to speed quickly, and perform extremely well in the tube.
Carbon composite construction combined with our Fused-Cell EPS core, TL Pro Carbon (TLPC) utilize a proprietary stringer system that is custom built to each individual board. Strategically positioned carbon reinforcement laminated over a layer of high-density foam strengthens the board while creating the lively flex pattern that can only be found in our TLPC technology
Another major component of Flexbar technology is composite sandwich foam running from center to the apex of the rail. This acts as the main base for the Flexbar and allows the board to flex without losing any of the board's overall longitude and torsional strength.