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.
Channel Islands Surfboards was created by Al and Terry Merrick in 1969. From his birth, Britt spent his days in the factory by the beach in Santa Barbara, from toddling around blanks to sweeping out shaping rooms. Eventually he started shaping alongside his father Al in 1990. He is now the lead shaper and designer for CI and carries on the family tradition of developing high performance board designs collaborating with the world’s greatest surfers. From Tom Curren, to Dane Reynolds, Channel Islands continues to evolve with the highest standard of surfing.
With the European leg over, all eyes now turn to this magical place... @nat_young last season at Pipe || @chief.teef #7milemiracle #northshore #cisurfboards
With an intro like that, how could you not want to go watch the full video?!? We'd still put our money on you @mrpottz!! .
@solibailey stars in this episode of @stab's Computer Dilemma series... click the link in our bio to watch the entire edit
The 4X world champ (@andersenlisa) prepping her Rocket9/FlexBar for a surf, at her home in San Clemente...
5'6 X 18 5/8 X 2 3/16 23.9L #ciRocket9 #ciFlexBar #surfboardsequalhappiness #handbuilt 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 @tsherms
We crave feedback not just from our team, but even more from shop staff and customers. All the reason why we love this image of Red Dog (@reddog_surf) shop employee DJ (@gangst3rsparadis3) on the new Twin. You can read his and others’ reviews on the Twin and even post one of your own on the link in our bio. #CITwinFin #surfboardsequalhappiness @surfsupwolf
Extremely proud of our boy @connercoffin for making his first @wsl final! Many more to come sir!! And a huge congrats to @john_john_florence on winning the world title!! ya boys! @badboyryry_ #cisurfboards #surfboardsequalhappiness
@jordysmith88 with a clutch performance to keep himself in the world title race, perfect 10!!! Wave of the day!! #goJORDY!!
6'2 X 19 X 2 5/8 #ciGirabbit #cisurfboards #ripcurlproportugal @wsl
@adrianodesouza's camp...he'll be coming up in qtr final #1 when the comp kicks off again!! #eyesontheprize #ripcurlproportugal @badboyryry_ #cisurfboards #ciRook15
Magic hour in Portugal with @seabassz & @chief.teef ()
#BobbyMartinez's Teahupoo winning board from 2006...
6'1 X 18 3/8 X 2 5/16 #ciMBM #cisurfboards #flashbackfriday.
“You have the best surfers in the world competing here on this tour and to win
here at Teahupoo… it can’t get any better,” said Martinez. “To win here even
though the waves weren’t crazy Teahupoo… is just amazing. It hasn’t sunk in yet
but when it does…” -2006- Bobby Martinez
@connercoffin awaiting his Rnd 2 heat at the #RipCurlProPortugal, keeping the fire lit under his feet...
5'11 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 26.1L #ciProton #cisurfboards.
Morning Rocket9 vibes with @danedamus 5'8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 29.1L #ciROCKET9 #cisurfboards #surfboardsequalhappiness
Fresh out of the glass shop, a Biscuit/Bonzer for #BobbyMartinez ~ #CIBiscuit #ciBonzer #cisurfboards
Coming soon for stock and Online Board Builder, but available now as a custom order through your local CI retailer or at 877.787.3124.