Channel Islands Peregrine Surfboard Review by Noel Salas:
This video is about Channel Islands "Peregrine Groveler" by Noel Salas Ep. 9. In this review Noel Salas rides his two custom 5'6 Peregrine grovelers in all different size conditions. The Peregrine is one of Dane Reynolds recent board models from Channel Islands. It comes stock as a standard short board but these two customs are for small wave ripping.
This board is built for speed with a single concave running through the bottom and four channels between the fins to increase drive. Noel talks about the Peregrine groveler in two different materials Epoxy and Polyurethane. In this review Noel also introduces Trace the new GPS system that goes on the nose of his surfboard. He will use Trace to gather data on what the major differences are between EPS and the PU boards.
Noel also connects with Future fins and uses Trace to compare the speed and flex in fins to understand the Future Ride number system. This is the first surfboard review of this kind on Surf Show and Tell where Noel goes into detail with fins and surfboard material.
Here is what the Channel Islands website has to say about the Peregrine. Named after the fast and powerful falcon that tends to breed on coastal cliffs. This new model connects with the board’s design for fast, powerful surfing and reflects Dane and Courtney’s interest in falconry. Four-channels fuel this all around high performance short board suitable for all wave types. Designed for maximum down the line speed, quick transitions, and big rail turns.
The peregrine has a low entry rocker that’s accelerated through the back. The rail rocker is low but with ample break around the front fins and staged by the exit of the channels, creating extreme release near the trailing fin and off the tail. Center rocker is straighter and fast with the effect being exaggerated by the deep channels running out the back. The channels sit within a generous single concave that runs the length of the board and goes flat at the tail block.
The flat deck provides positive flex patterns, volume distribution and feel under the feet. Should be ordered an 1/8th of an inch thinner than a customer’s usual thickness. (i.e. If the customer usually rides a board with a 2 1/2 center thickness, they should order The Peregrine at 2 3/8 and can expect it to have the same general rail thickness, feel and flotation as a board that is 2 1/2). Rails are round, medium to full. Designed to work best in waist to ceiling high surf. Ride this board your same height up to a couple inches longer. Also makes a good smaller wave board when ordered shorter and wider. *ALL Peregrines come stock with four channels, and are thruster only.
The DIMS for this small wave board are 5'6 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 Volume 27.3 making this board shorter, wider, and thicker than his standard short board Peregrine. This small wave board is very fast and is super versatile because of the of the tail rocker it can handle a heavier wave than the Sampler. Order this board custom and see for yourself.