Channel Islands Fort Knox Surfboard Model Description: The Fort Knox Surfboard from Channel Islands is the board Taylor rode during 2009 and 2010. Taylor describes this board as “the fastest board I have ever ridden”. The Fort Knox Surfboard allows the surfer to hold a rail for a long time and do long arcing turns. This board is flat under your front foot, has straighter rocker out the back, and set within the vee are dual concaves. This keeps the water pressed between the fins, giving it an enormous amount of thrust out of turns. Think Taylor, think Fort Knox Surfboard. The Round Pin version is often used as a step-up for good waves. Experience: Intermediate. Ideal Wave Size: Knee-high to overhead.