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    Channel Islands G-Skate

    Length: 5' 4"
    Width: 19"
    Thickness: 2 3/8"
    Volume: 27.2L
    Fin Setup: 2 + 1 FCS II
    Tech: Poly
    Tail Shape: Swallow

    Channel Islands G-Skate

    Length: 5'6"
    Width: 19 1/4"
    Thickness: 2 7/16"
    Volume: 29.1L
    Fin Setup: 2 + 1 FCS II
    Tech: Poly
    Tail Shape: Swallow

    Channel Islands G-Skate

    Length: 5'8"
    Width: 19 5/8"
    Thickness: 2 1/2"
    Volume: 31.4L
    Fin Setup: 2 + 1 FCS II
    Tech: Poly
    Tail Shape: Swallow

    Channel Islands G-Skate

    Length: 5'10"
    Width: 20"
    Thickness: 2 5/8"
    Volume: 34.5L
    Fin Setup: 2 + 1 FCS II
    Tech: Poly
    Tail Shape: Swallow

    Channel Islands G-Skate

    Channel Islands G-Skate Surfboard - FCS II

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    The Channel Islands G-Skate Surfboard - FCS II. The G Skate is built to inspire you with the signature Gudauskas brother energy – Pure stoke. This fast, skatey and responsive swallow-tailed hybrid design was born of a collaboration between Britt Merrick and the three Gudauskas brothers—Dane, Pat & Tanner. Their goal was to create something fresh feeling that turned well in good surf but skated with ease through the not-so-good stuff. There was one major stipulation during its development: the G Skate had to still perform at the highest of levels possible. They achieved this by shortening their typical shortboard rail line by 5” and adding curves and contours in key places that would keep them on top of the water and not hinder their turns in any way. Adding a 2 + 1 (twin plus trailer) fin set-up tied the whole concept together. The G Skate has a lot of get up and go speed thanks to its light single to double concave, low entry rocker, wide point forward—and its contemporary shortboard rails provide all the precision and control you could ever want. This stoke-infused collaboration also yielded an all-new Merrick / Gudauskas 2 + 1 fin set for the G Skate, and they also found that the AMT (2 + 1) fin set up also works very well. The purpose of this twin plus trailer fin set-up was to offer the beautiful “free feel” of a twinnie yet have the refined control of a thruster—which is critical in creating a board that accommodates the broad spectrum of approaches between all three G Bros. For those that prefer traditional thruster set-ups, their favorite thruster set will work well in this design—giving surfers twice the options and value. The G-Skate serves as a strong utility piece in any quiver where fun and performance are the goal. Ride this board 3” to 4” shorter and the same thickness as your CI Pro.  

    Channel Islands Surfboards qualify for Special Surfboard Shipping Rates!

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    Can I return a Surfboard?

    • The board must have NEVER have been ridden, used, waxed or damaged in any way.
    • Customer is responsible for ALL shipping/custom charges to return/exchange.
    • $50 restocking fee will be charged for all returned surfboards.
    • The board must be returned/exchanged within 10 business days of purchase.
    • We strongly recommend insuring all returned or exchanged orders.
    • We are NOT responsible for any returned board that are damaged/lost in transit.
    • Any damage sustained upon return will be deducted from the refund amount. 

    Does the Surfboard come with fins?

    • Typically not, unless stated in the Product Description that fins are included.

    What is the right Surfboard for me?

    • It depends on things like height, weight and experience level. Check out our Surfboard Volume Calculator to find the right size board for you.

    Can I Custom Order a Surfboard?

    • Yes, we do have direct lines with a lot of the board manufacturers and can submit a custom order. Please fill out our Custom Surfboard Order Form if interested.

    Size Guide

    Size Width Thickness Volume
    5'2 18 3/4 2 5/16 25.3
    5'4 19 2 3/8 27.2
    5'6 19 1/4 2 7/16 29.1
    5'8 19 5/8 2 1/2 31.4
    5'10 20 2 5/8 34.5
    6'0 20 1/2 2 3/4 38.0
    6'2 21 2 7/8 41.5
    6'4 21 3/8 3 45.2
    6'6 21 3/4 3 47.2


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    About Channel Islands Surfboards

    Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. The Surf Station is the Channel Islands East Coast Warehouse. Channel Islands started with hard-core surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have brought us through four decades of constant change in the surf industry. Channel Islands Surfboards will shape the new millennium with innovative design and quality as their main focus.