Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews

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

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Sharp Eye Modern 2 Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Sharp Eye Modern 2 Surfboard

by Brian Brown August 10, 2018

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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Sharp Eye HT2 Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Sharp Eye HT2 Surfboard

by Brian Brown August 10, 2018

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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Lost Puddle Jumper HP Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Lost Puddle Jumper HP Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 24, 2018

In this review I get two Puddle Jumper HP surfboards from Lost to test. Both boards are stock 5’3” x 19.63 x 2.35 Liters of volume 26.75. The waves we got for testing were ideal for this model in the 1-3’ range.
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Firewire x Machado Go Fish Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Firewire x Machado Go Fish Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 24, 2018

The Go Fish by Rob Machado Twin Fin was quite the adventure for me. It took some getting used too at first but when I got the fins dialed in I started to have some fun.
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Rocket Wide Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Rocket Wide Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 17, 2018

In this episode I review the “Rocket Wide” which is the latest edition of small wave Grovelers in the CI line up of surfboards. I ordered two stock 5’5” x 18 ¾ x 2 5/16 Liters 25.8 in the new CI Spine-Tek construction… one board with Futures Fin boxes and the other has FCSII. I test both of these boards in perfect 1-2’ and 3-4’ surf to find the range that best suits this model. I found the Rocket Wide to be very fast, responsive, and most of all it has good flow in...
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Fever Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Fever Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 16, 2018

The Fever is a new signature High Performance Shortboard by pro surfer Pat Gudauskas and shaper Mike Andrews. Noel Salas gets two custom boards one in his Groveler DIMS and the other in his High Performance DIMS. The 5'7" has incredible speed in 2-3 foot surf. On paper the Fever would seem to have to much overall rocker to be a good Groveler but to Noel's surprise it is his new favorite CI board to date. Fin selection is always important for small waves and the Bla...
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands OG Flyer Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands OG Flyer Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 16, 2018

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 ...
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Biscuit Bonzer Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Biscuit Bonzer Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 15, 2018

The Biscuit Bonzer is a small wave board and with the large single fin you have unlimited options on fin placement. With the low entry and exit rocker, Bonzer concaves and 5 fin setup makes these little boards so much fun to ride says Salas. Noel talks about why he went custom on these two Biscuit Bonzers. The stock dimensions on the Channel Islands website fit Noel at a 5’2” with 29 liters of volume. He went with two custom boards one at 5’4” and the other at 5’5”...
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Bonzer 3D Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Bonzer 3D Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 15, 2018

In this show I review the CI Bonzer 3D. This model is a collaboration between Channel Islands and the Campbell Brothers. I thoroughly test this small wave board in perfect 2-4' surf. This Bonzer 3D is very fast and draws very unique lines. After I go through the attributes of this board I begin comparing the lines it draws compared to the Bonzer 5 Shelter and a regular Thruster. Each board draws different lines and you can see that as I break it down while you watc...
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Bonzer Shelter 5 Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Bonzer Shelter 5 Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 14, 2018

Noel get’s his hands on two Bonzer 5 Shelter boards from Channel Islands Surfboards. One’s a groveler at 5’7 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 and the other a standard short board at 5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16. I really enjoyed the Bonzer says Salas but he did need a little help from Duncan Campbell on how to maximize the boards capabilities. The first week of surfing the boards were tough as Salas quotes as he had to shift his weight for a more back footed approach to the boards design. As time went on in the vid...
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Rocket 9 Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Rocket 9 Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 13, 2018

The Rocket 9 outline has the wide point forward a bit and the tail is pulled in making it super snappy and maneuverable. The swallow gives a great fast release as well. One of the major desires for this board was I wanted was to go fast and then turn hard when I wanted in waves ranging from super average California beach breaks all the way to grinding little tubes. It’s one of the most versatile boards I have ever ridden.
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Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Black & White Surfboard

Surf 'n Show Surfboard Reviews: Channel Islands Black & White Surfboard

by Brian Brown July 12, 2018

An all around, high performance shortboard designed for down the line speed and easy rail-to-rail transitions, the Black & White is based on a favorite hand shape Britt Merrick made Dane Reynolds for Santa Barbara area point breaks. Dane related its feel to a good MBM. The Black & White has a fairly low entry rocker, a staged flat-ish section between the ...
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