Surfboard Reviews

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

Channel Islands Fever Surfboard: Pat Gudauskas’ Do-Everything Board

Channel Islands Fever Surfboard: Pat Gudauskas’ Do-Everything Board

by Brian Brown July 02, 2018

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Board Talk at the Shop: Tails

Board Talk at the Shop: Tails

by Darby Moore June 25, 2018

With the summertime doldrums upon us here on the East Coast of Florida, it’s more important now than ever to be dialed-in with your equipment and surfboard design. Having a basic knowledge of board design and its effect on your ride can make or break a session during a summertime flat spell. This week we’re focusing on an integral component of a surfboard’s overall design: tail shape.
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Channel Islands Rocket Wide Blast Off

Channel Islands Rocket Wide Blast Off

by Brian Brown June 05, 2018

“There’s nothing more enjoyable than a surf trip to some right points with a crew of friends,” explains Tanner Gudauskas in reference to his edit that features Channel Islands Surfboards all-new groveler model—the Rocket Wide. “Our Project Wide short film mostly celebrates the lighter side of surfing, with me, my brother Dane and Nathaniel Curren in some cruisy Mexican point breaks riding the Rocket Wide we helped design with CI shaper Mike Andrews. I even brought along my 16 mm Bolex to shoo...
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Summer 2018 Soft Top Surfboard Review

Summer 2018 Soft Top Surfboard Review

by Darby Moore June 01, 2018

It’s a paradox that we as surfers all must face: the thrills, trials and tribulations of sweet summer time. Sure, we’re all eager to shed the layers of neoprene that we’ve been rocking all winter in waters cold enough to take our breath away, but lackluster summertime swell quells this excitement for warmer waves. Fear not, because there are ways to survive the summertime flat spells and the easiest solution is clear: time to hop on the soft top. Whether you are a ...
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Surfboard Review: Softech EG Flash Soft Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Softech EG Flash Soft Surfboard

by Brian Brown May 02, 2018

This all-round hybrid shape has a fuller nose and lots of volume under the chest for easy paddling, and a tapered tail outline for tighter turns in hollow sections.
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Slater Designs Cymatic Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Slater Designs Cymatic Surfboard

by Brian Brown April 14, 2018

The Cymatic is the natural hybrid of the Scifi and Omni models, continuing Tomos evolution of minimalistic highly engineered modern planning hull designs. Featuring a slightly more pulled in double bat tail, deeper quad inside single concave and increased rocker relative to the scifi, the Cymatic is an Avant Garde’ Ultra high performance Machine. Wave range 1-6ft. 
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Surfboard Review: Slater Designs Banana Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Slater Designs Banana Surfboard

by Antonio Berrocal February 13, 2018

Inspired by the extreme rocker boards that Greg Webber and Shane Herring developed in the early 90’s, the BANANA is a far more user-friendly version that Kelly and Greg developed for intermediate to advanced surfers. And meant to be ridden in better than average conditions. The BANANA has a smooth outline curve from nose to tail, a slight bump wing in front of the fins, as well as a generous single to double concave bottom contour. The end result is an extremely hi...
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Surfboard Review: Machado Go Fish Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Machado Go Fish Surfboard

by Antonio Berrocal February 13, 2018 1 Comment

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Surfboard Review: Slater Designs Sci-Fi Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Slater Designs Sci-Fi Surfboard

by Antonio Berrocal February 13, 2018

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Surfboard Review: Channel Islands Fusion Dual-Core Technology

Surfboard Review: Channel Islands Fusion Dual-Core Technology

by Antonio Berrocal January 15, 2018

Fusion Dual-Core construction features: Fused Cell EPS Core, Clear HD-Epoxy Resin, 2x Layers Fiberglass, Pop-Flex Stringer, PU Foam Rail Inserts, UD Carbon Stringer and a UD Carbon Tail Patch. Available in Channel Islands models Rocket 9, Twin Fin and the Mini.
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Surfboard Review: Torq TEC Performance Fish Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Torq TEC Performance Fish Surfboard

by Antonio Berrocal January 14, 2018

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Surfboard Review: Torq TEC Hybrid Surfboard

Surfboard Review: Torq TEC Hybrid Surfboard

by Antonio Berrocal January 09, 2018

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