Channel Islands East Coast Warehouse

Channel Islands Ultra Joe Surfboards

The Channel Islands Ultra Joe Surfboard. A few years back, we built the Average Joe to be a fun, simple, easy-to-ride board and it became one of our top sellers. For 2019, after rounds of customer feedback and team testing, we’ve created a souped-up, sleeker version…the Ultra Joe. The Ultra Joe boasts foiled rails, a double-bump squash tail, narrower nose with an updated rocker profile, and additional exit rocker. The result is a progressive step forward for beginner/intermediate surfers while at the same time is an inviting step down for average to good surfers seeking something fun and cruisy on the smaller, weaker days. Despite all these changes, one thing remains the same: the fun factor.



In this episode I get two stock 5’3” Ultra Joe boards in Spinetek. Both boards are set with 5 fin options and I put them through the paces in 1-6’ surf. Even though the Ultra Joe is made for 1-4’ surf I like to find the top end on these type of Grovelers and it held it’s own even in overhead surf. After thorough testing as a Thruster, Quad, and Twin Fin with a small trailer (2+1) I liked it best as a Quad.

The Quad set up carried the most speed and flow from turn to turn. I also liked how the tail had a little more release in my turns due to no center fin. I also really enjoyed the Ultra Joe with a 2+1 set up. The Twin Fins gave this board exceptional speed and I had control with the small trailer fin. The Ultra Joe is a favorite of mine for 2019 in the Groveler category and I highly recommend it. This board suits all level of surfers for maximum fun… beginner – expert surfers will love this little board. Ideal wave size 1-4’.