Channel Islands New Flyer Surfboard Model Description: In 1999, Al Merrick designed the Flyer, revolutionizing high performance surfing in small waves. For 2013 Channel Islands has modernized the Flyer into a shorter and wider package. This new plan-shape allows for the same volume in a shorter rail line. We kept the forgiving 2-stage rocker and added spiral vee starting in front of the fins to allow for rail-to-rail quickness. The signature Merrick hip provides a pivot point for tight arcs. Ride The New Flyer (NF) 2"-4" shorter than your height. Designed for knee waist to head high and excels in tight or tricky conditions. Experience: Advanced to expert surfers. Ideal Wave Size: Punchy waist high to well overhead surf. Available in TL Pro Carbon!