Founded in 1969 by shaping legend Al Merrick, Channel Islands surfboards have been at the forefront of surfboard construction longer than most of their team riders have been alive. And it's those team riders, among them Kelly Slater, Tom Curren and Dane Reynolds, which have been the driving force behind Channel Islands' constant innovation and refinement. Channel Islands' range is one of the broadest out there, with models to suit seasoned rippers and novice surfers alike. What they all share however is total functionality.
AL MERRICK FRED RUBBLE
The Fred Rubble is just a fun board for waves from waist high to a little over head. It has a lower entry rocker and a wider outline. Features single to double concave and comes standard in a squash tail. A contest favorite of Kelly Slater’s as a round tail five-fin EPS/Epoxy. Now also available with carbon strip bottom to concentrate flex at the tail and strengthen against breaking. Designed to be ridden about the same length as you are tall or even 1" shorter.
AL MERRICK WEIRDO RIPPER
For that small to medium all-around board in your quiver is the Yadin Nicol-created “Weirdo Ripper.” The Weirdo Ripper spent over a year behind the scenes in development with Kelly, Dane, Nathaniel and Yadin. Despite the aggressive tail rocker, the Weirdo Ripper is a user friendly design, full volume for easy paddling, wide point forward, V bottom, square-winged swallow that works well as a thruster or quad. Ride the Weirdo 2” to 5” shorter than your height.
AL MERRICK POD MOD
In 2000 the original Pod rapidly became a global favorite, allowing surfers to drop six inches off their shortboards and revolutionize punting. The Pod Mod design is a heavily modified Pod, designed to be ridden even shorter and wider than the original, catering to the surfer that wants a little more volume forward to catch waves but doesn’t want to sacrifice performance. The tail has been widened for small wave glide, and the original single to double concave has been replaced with a flat entry to concave vee for quick rail to rail transitions. Experienced surfers ride this board 3”- 6” shorter than you are tall.
Founded in 2006 by legendary Australian shaper Nev Hyman, Firewire Surboards are truly pushing the boundaries of surfboard construction.If you haven't already, why not join the ever-increasing army of surfers who want their surfboard to perform amazingly and stay alive for longer - while causing much less harm to the environment.
The Spitfire is from the Firewire Everyday Series, which offers a flexible approach to your daily surfing, with enough high-end performance to handle better-than-average waves, while maintaining enough width and volume to skate through flat sections or handle weaker conditions.
The Spitfire has a full foil, increased flotation, low rocker, and wide nose. These features give it excellent paddling speed so you can zoom around the lineup, get into position easily, and catch waves early. These characteristics are also helpful if you surf "sub optimal" waves. It zooms over flatter sections and can maintain speed even if it gets a little weak. For that added zing the designers added the diamond tail and step-down rails. The diamond tail keeps the rail lines a little straighter allowing them to bite into the wave. These straight lines help to add a little acceleration and let the board start running right out of the gates. To make the board even more responsive thinner `step-down` rails help you sink the rails into the wave, and will give you the feel of riding a thinner board.
The Spitfire offers the same 5/4/3 fin options and a low entry rocker for easy paddling.
Recommended for beginner to advanced surfers in knee to slightly overhead waves.
Ride this board 6 to 8 inches shorter than your performance shortboard, or the same size as your hybrid.
Length: 5'2" Thickness: 2 1/8"
Width: 19" Volume: 23.3 L
Length: 6'6" Thickness: 2 7/8"
Width: 21 1/4" Volume: 45 L
Length: 5'8" Thickness: 2 3/8 "
Width: 20" Volume: 31 L
Odysea Surfboards by Catch Surf makes boards with tons of float and easy wave catching with hand shaped rails using the same design characteristics as hard surfboards. All boards come with flush mounted surfboard fins that do not allow water to penetrate. The stringer system is handmade into the core using wood-Fiberglass, and epoxy resin permanently bonding the stringer into the board. Super--Fun for all skill levels
Odysea THE LOG
More is better when it comes to having fun and the LOG delivers! In true Odysea form, the LOG has a classic look and feel with mega-float performance so you can shred with ease and style. So whether you're a stoked grom learning to surf or a seasoned vet looking to maximize wave count, the Odysea LOG is for you! The LOG is a legit board designed by real surfers in California. Enjoy.
Length: 7’, 8’, 9’
Width: 22”, 23”, 24”
Odysea THE BEATER
EPIC SUMMER BEACH DAYS... THE BEATER IS ALL ABOUT FUN! Created by the freaks at Catch Surf, the Beater Original is destined to take over the world. It is the original all-purpose, fully-customizable shred stick! Surf it with or without fins, bodyboard or skim it; do whatever the heck you want. The Beater can turn an average beach day into an epic tale of radness! Now shred.
Features a strong, light-weight and water-resistant core with dual (x2) maple-ply wood stringers and high density bottom to make it the stiffest most durable Beater ever made! Available in all-new colors.