Channel Islands Surfboard Reviews

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

FishBeard: Yadin Nicol

January 24, 2020 1 min read

Watch Yadin Nicol schralping on his new twin-keel fin, high-performance fish-tailed board we call the FishBeard. At 5’9 and 175lbs Yadin rides a 5’6 x 19 x 2 5/16, 26L. See what’s in stock or build a custom that’s uniquely yours.
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Introducing the Channel Islands FishBeard Surfboard

January 16, 2020 1 min read

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.
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Introducing the Channel Islands Mid Surfboard

January 16, 2020 1 min read 1 Comment

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.
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Britt Merrick Explains Spine-Tek

October 07, 2019 1 min read

SpineTek’s optimized flex translates to next level performance. It redirects faster; is livelier and sensitive; maintains flex memory; and is Eco Board Certified.
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Channel Islands Fever Voyage

August 12, 2019 1 min read

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.
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Channel Islands Happy Surfboard Review

July 24, 2019 1 min read

Beach Grit takes to the CI Happy Surfboard Review with an anonymous masked rider. The results are shred-tastic.
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Channel Islands Happy Model Surfboard Review

May 22, 2019 1 min read

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

April 09, 2019 1 min read

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

March 26, 2019 1 min read 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

March 21, 2019 1 min read

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

March 01, 2019 1 min read

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

February 26, 2019 2 min read

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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