Channel Islands Surfboards
Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 43 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world. It 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 will shape the new millennium with innovative design and quality as our main focus.
“The driving force behind Channel Islands Surfboards is the demand on design created by the world’s greatest surfers, allowing for the highest performance surfing possible. To provide the most dedicated surfers with the most advanced, performance designs is my passion” – Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper
CI is a privately held organization focused on rider-driven product and manufacturing the best possible equipment available. Located in a state-of-the-art facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, the CI HQ represents a foundation for developing, testing, and building boards while providing jobs in Santa Barbara for many years to come.
@sealtooth earlier this afternoon, picking up a new batch of Black and White's for an upcoming trip to Indonesia...#ciBlackAndWhite #cisurfboards
Channel Islands Surfboards Factory
5/5/2016, 4:15 pm
Check out #BrittMerrick as he breaks down our latest model, the Black and White!! Available now at CI retailers and cisurfboards.com || watch the full video on our site, link is in our bio #ciBlackandWhite #cisurfboards @sealtooth || 🎥 @cisurfboards & @andrew_schoener (surf)
How good is this?!? @kellyslater giving @nat_young the invite to surf his wave pool... jealous much!?!?
REPOST from @connercoffin -"Fun waves this morning at home, kinda like rio??😋!!!" Pic: @dalwaves // @hurley @monsterenergy @cisurfboards @oakley @nixon_now @mrzogssexwax @futuresfins @etnies
#BrittMerrick taking that all important moment to stop thinking, and feel! Dialing in a Black and White for @sealtooth || 6'0 x 19 x 2 3/8 29.6L #ciBlackandWhite #cisurfboards || 📷 @tsherms
The Twin Fin was originally designed and hand shaped by Britt Merrick when asked to compete in a surf contest where shapers ride retro boards they have created themselves. Inspired by the orange twinny on the right that his father Al had shaped for himself in the late 70’s, and that a friend had recently found at a garage sale, Britt took a template off it, drew it on a blank and updated the rocker to have a more modern feel with added positive drive and carving ability. Thus, the new CI Twin Fin was born. The Twin Fin has been tested by Britt, Dane and CI Factory pilots in everything from weak beach breaks to good Rincon and has proved to be a fast and fun wave catching machine. To offset negative characteristics of a usual high-volume retro design, the Twin Fin’s rails are tapered and relatively thin feeling for added sensitivity and responsiveness- #ciTwinFin #cisurfboards
@sealtooth putting on a show, as he always seems to do || 6'0 x 19 x 2 3/8 29.6L #ciBlackandWhite #cisurfboards || 📷 @tallteef
New batch for @_natetyler 🍷🍷🍷L-R
5'9 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/16 25.6L #ciBlackandWhite
5'6 x 19 x 2 1/4 25.4L #ciTwin
5'4 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 25.8L #ciPodMod #cisurfboards
This weeks #flashbackfriday is only from about a week ago, but it feels like it's been forever... We've been waiting for the Instagram update so that we could do longer videos..this wave needed to be longer than 15 secs to do it justice! - @a_gray scoring Namibia last week! #cisurfboards #ciFBF
World #2!! Excited to see how the rest of the year pans out for this man!! @seabassz - @wsl #cisurfboards 📷 @tsherms