The Channel Islands Mid Surfboard is a modern classic design resulting from a fun collaboration with Devon Howard, a southern California surfer that has spent the past two decades riding and refining boards of this genre. 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. Boasting a moderate midlength template with low entry rocker and foam forward for ease of paddle and effortless trim speed, the Mid scoots, squirts and swivels thanks to contemporary features like double-barrel concave, graduated rocker, and hard, slightly tucked rails through and off the tail.
A reliable all-arounder that flies over the flatter, smaller stuff, the Mid really stands apart from other midlength designs in shoulder-high to nearly double overhead point surf, where surfers are able to lay down flowy, arcing turns with total confidence, speed and control. The minimalist logo is out of the Channel Islands Archives—a lam Al put on his boards in the early ’70s—all Mids are stocked with high quality, colorful resin craftsmanship (6-4oz. decks with 6oz. bottoms). We’ve also designed an all-new, custom 2+1 fin template for this board with our neighbors and friends at True Ames