The Channel Islands Black Beauty surfboard by Tom Curren is a step up surfboard for surfing fast, powerful waves. The Black Beauty Surfboard by Channel Islands has become one of our most popular step up boards. A replica of Tom Curren's famous 1985 Bell's Beach, Occy beating, and world title winning board. Vee bottom makes this a great board for good waves. Experience: Novice to expert level surfers. Ideal Wave Size: Chest high to overhead+ waves. Power, speed and flow are timeless cornerstones of good style. The trend to shorter and wider boards has come at the expense of drive, and with top surfers around the globe revisiting power surfing, the timeless design of Curren’s 1985 Black Beauty has not gone unnoticed. As evident by Connor Coffin’s recent performance at Jeffrey’s Bay this board is the gold standard for those seeking to surf with pure power and style.