Channel Islands Surfboard Reviews

Surfboard Reviews from the Surf Station on all the latest Channel Islands, Lost and Firewire Surfboards.

Parker Coffin: Inspire - HOME

Parker Coffin: Inspire - HOME

by Brian Brown August 19, 2019

Parker Coffin loves his hometown of Santa Barbara, especially in winter which is its prime time. The rest of the year is pretty much micro to flat, so that’s when he packs up and chases swells across the far reaches of the globe. But in between all that he chases swells up and down the coast of his backyard, from the long, shreddable walls of Rincon to hidden beach break barrels that require some commitment to hike in.
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Fever Voyage

Fever Voyage

by Brian Brown August 12, 2019

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.
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Channel Islands Happy Model Surfboard Review

Channel Islands Happy Model Surfboard Review

by Eddie Toy May 22, 2019

Enjoy our own board room manager Josh Richardson's review of the new Channel Islands Happy.
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Channel Islands Happy Surfboard Review: Britt Merrick

Channel Islands Happy Surfboard Review: Britt Merrick

by Brian Brown April 09, 2019

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.
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Channel Islands: TL Pro Carbon Technology

Channel Islands: TL Pro Carbon Technology

by Brian Brown March 26, 2019 1 Comment

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
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Channel Islands: Flex-Bar Technology

Channel Islands: Flex-Bar Technology

by Brian Brown March 21, 2019

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.
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Channel Islands Ultra Joe Surfboard

Channel Islands Ultra Joe Surfboard

by Brian Brown March 01, 2019

A few years back, we built the Average Joe to be a fun, simple, easy-to-ride board and it became one of our top sellers. For 2019, after rounds of customer feedback and team testing, we’ve created a souped-up, sleeker version…the Ultra Joe.
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2019 Stab in the Dark's Winner: The Fever

2019 Stab in the Dark's Winner: The Fever

by Brian Brown February 26, 2019

This edit is a high action compilation of CI Teamriders on the Fever—the same Channel Islands Surfboards’ design that Mick Fanning gave the nod to for the recent 2019 Stab in the Dark film project. 
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Mick Fanning Selects Spine-Tek Fever for Stab in the Dark

Mick Fanning Selects Spine-Tek Fever for Stab in the Dark

by Brian Brown February 07, 2019

Channel Islands is absolutely over the moon after getting a text from Britt Merrick that we won Stab magazine’s “Stab in the Dark” project with three-time world champ Mick Fanning!
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Eithan Osborne's Hometown Victory Lap

Eithan Osborne's Hometown Victory Lap

by Brian Brown February 01, 2019

Eithan (pronounced “A-tawn”) Osborne has been on a roll of rolls. Last September, he was invited to the Stab High event, finishing fourth over all and took the $20k prize for sticking the biggest air of the event. 
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Mikey February & The CI Fish

Mikey February & The CI Fish

by Brian Brown December 19, 2018

The all-new CI Fish is the Next Gen “fish” shape surfboard model from Channel Islands—thinned-out and tuned-up for added performance, making it a versatile craft that can energize your average grovel sesh one day then have you screaming down-the-line on clean, head high points the next. 
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The Snuggie: A Better Way to Protect Your Board

The Snuggie: A Better Way to Protect Your Board

by Brian Brown December 18, 2018

The Snuggie ERP is not your average board sock. It’s much more! Built with a thick, stretchy polar fleece, this unique day bag design provides 4mm of padding on the rails so your surfboard will get extra love during your daily car trips or added protection abroad when placed inside your travel bag.
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