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Channel Islands Fishbeard Surfboard Review

February 03, 2020 1 min read

In this episode Noel puts the new Fishbeard twin fin by CI through the paces. The model is a blend of the Neck Beard 2 from the middle to the nose of the board and the back third is a twin fin fish design.

The Fishbeard offers excellent performance in tight transitions like a high-performance short board (HPSB) due to its sleek outline in the nose area. I pushed this Twin Fin like a HPSB every chance I got, and it did NOT disappoint. The Fishbeard carries excellent down the line speed, great rail to rail transitions, and flow.

FLEX & FEEL
SPEED
DURABILITY
RAIL TO RAIL
USER FRIENDLY
CARVING
PADDLING
PERFORMANCE

I highly recommend the Fishbeard for Intermediate - Pro Level surfers in 1-6' Surf. Beyond the 6' wave range still needs to be tested as I think this model would be epic in 6-8' point breaks.

This model performs best ridden longer and narrower compared to your typical Twin Fin Fish. If you loved your NB2 then go roughly the same size.

My height: 5'9"
My Weight: 160 lb or 72.5 kg

Custom Board dimensions tested in this review:
5'4" x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 Liters 24.9 (PU / Poly)
5'5" x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 Liters 25.5 (PU / Poly)

Britt Merrick's Height:
6'6" Weight: 220 lb or 99 kg

Board DIMS:
6'0" x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4 Liters 36.7

Fin recommendations:
Futures Fins: Al Merrick Keels (Excellent hold and projection)
Futures Fins: EN Twin Fins (Quick pivot in tight transitions)

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