Channel Islands Surfboard Reviews

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

What is an ECOBOARD?

February 14, 2019 3 min read

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

February 07, 2019 2 min read

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

February 01, 2019 1 min read

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

December 19, 2018 1 min read

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

December 18, 2018 1 min read

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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Lowers Jam Session

December 10, 2018 2 min read

When rocking up to a crowded spot like Lowers you know better than to go head-to-head with that crew on a little chippy thing. You want a board with a bit of extra paddle and planing power, but one that still performs and lets you get critical in the pocket or take to the air when a ramp is coming at you.
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Channel Islands Neckbeard 2 Review

December 03, 2018 1 min read

In this episode of Surf 'n Show Noel Salas thoroughly tests out Dane Reynolds new pro model called the Neck Beard 2 by Channel Islands Surfboards. The Neck Beard 2 goes GOOD in 1-6’ surf and it exceeded my expectations for performance surfing.
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Channel Islands Rocket Wide Review

December 01, 2018 1 min read

In this episode of Surf 'n Show Noel Salas reviews the Rocket Wide which is the latest edition of small wave Grovelers in the Channel Islands line up of surfboards. He found the Rocket Wide to be very fast, responsive, and most of all it has good flow in transition from turn to turn.
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The Upsides to Downsized Surf

November 30, 2018 2 min read

The global surf forecast is in constant flux, but one thing is quite certain: there are way more down-sized days than up. Fortunately, Channel Islands Surfboards has three different models to remedy the realities of small or junky surf: Neck Beard 2, CI Fish & Rocket Wide.
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Patty G Rides the Neckbeard 2 Surfboard

November 08, 2018 2 min read

The Neck Beard 2 is a new Channel Islands Surfboard model. The impetus for the update to one of CI’s most popular models ever was to have something fresh but familiar for Stab’s late summer 2018 surf film with Dane Reynolds called “The Electric Acid Surfboard Test”
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Neck Beard 2 + SPINE-TEK = Winning Combo in Waco!

September 28, 2018 2 min read

“Our crew at CI had a really good feeling Eithan was going have a discernible edge over the field on a Neck Beard 2 for the Stab High event, especially because he ordered it with SPINE-TEK,” says CI Lead Designer Britt Merrick. “Its unique air board shape with the insane pop you get from SPINE-TEK’s reflex technology—was going to be deadly."
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands OG Flyer Surfboard

July 16, 2018 1 min read

This classic design from 20 years ago is still relevant to todays surfing. The original design is still intact they just modernized it by making it a little shorter but still keeping the original design. By doing this a classic has come back strong with the ability to perform in everyday conditions ranging from 2-6' surf. We got great waves and weather for this review and I got to test the OG Flyer in suggested wave sizes and the board delivered the goods. It felt solid under my feet and in both EPS and PU. Both boards went good in both small waves and I was confident in my turns when the waves turned on up too 6'. I say the OG Flyer is a great daily driver for the surfer who wants a versatile board to ride in waves ranging from 2-6'. This board has it all.... speed, agility, control, and it's spicy in good surf or in the less than average days!!!
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