Channel Islands Rookie Surfboard Model Description: The Rookie Surfboard by Channel Islands, like the Proton for Dane, is designed around state-of the-art surfing by a powerful surfer and has a full rail with a curvy outline. All three Gudauskas brothers, not small in stature, have found this board suits the varying conditions and waves on the WQS. Over the course of 2010 and 2011 the Rookie has become a common board on the CT tour. Key note: remember this board hides a lot of volume so order 1/8” thinner and 1” possibly shorter. Experience: Intermediate – Pro. Ideal Wave Size: Waist to double over head surf.