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.
The comp is back on and @seabassz is in the water now, riding his new favorite board:
a 5'11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 27.5L Rook15 eps/epoxy SPINE TEK... all about maneuvers today and Bass was looking for a little more liveliness and pop, so he opted for the new #ciSPINETEK
~~ @badboyryry_ #BillabongPipeMasters
Christmas came early for @zekelau ~ #ciBONZER3D
Head into your local CI DEALER today and ask about the new Bonzer 3D [@campbellbros X @sealtooth X #cisurfboards] NOW AVAILABLE
@KalaniRobb charges both in and out of the water; whether surfing on the MINI
ECO-HYBRID, or pushing his MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid to the limit before
charging it overnight. While the MINI boasts a hybrid of electricity and gas, the
MINI ECO-HYBRID surfboard boasts a hybrid of shape and is also the most
sustainable certified eco-friendly surfboard available. Making both these Hybrids not
only green, but also a real charge.
#MINI #ECOBOARD #Countryman #PluginHybrid #CIMINI #cisurfboards #MINIecoHYBRID
Father/son duo at it again with these two beauties
6’0 x 20 ½ x 2 ¾ #ciTwinFin & 6’7 x 20 x 2 ¾ step-up
Both are Britt’s personal boards for an upcoming trip to Hawaii, shaped by himself and airbrushed by @isaiahm4_merrick ️️️[Custom Of The Week] #cicustomsurfboards #BrittMerrick #surfboardsequalhappiness
How good is @parkercoffin as a regular foot ?!? Ha
riding a 5'10 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 26.2L #ciFEVER
Eyes on the prize …
@seabassz will be coming up in heat 10 when the #BillabongPipeMasters kicks off again!
[ Full photo gallery and board breakdowns from the CI TEAM @cisurfboards .com ]
~ ~ badboyryry_ #cisurfboards
Bobby Martinez rockin the Essential Surf Pack 🤘 Whether being fully stocked for a day at your local beach or hiking into your favorite mysto spot, make sure you have what you need...
- Waterproof roll down wetsuit compartment
- Built in accessory organizer pockets (fins, wax, sun block)
- Fleece lined sunglass pocket
- 2X water bottle pockets, placed in front to avoid dinging your boards.
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@jordysmith88 's main man ( @skfilms ) gettin the shot from the comfort of his couch Jordy looking the goods!!
riding a 6'6 x 19 x 2 5/8 33.3L #ciTacoGrinder
The #BillabongPipeMasters is on!! Tune in and support your favorite surfers! @adrianodesouza will be coming up in Heat 7
#goAdriano ~ ~ @tallteef
@jordylawler with his new #ciFEVER by @cisurfboards_oz in Spine-tek technology (which is coming soon) Ask your local CI dealer about the Spine-Tek today.
~ ~ @lachiecarey #cisurfboards
ONE wave with @sealtooth & the BONZER 3D ️️️
5'8" x 19 5/8 x 2 1/2 #ciBonzer3D @campbellbros #cisurfboards
filmed by @miniblanchard / music by @realamotbeats
Behind the scenes look at the making of the BONZER 3D, a collab with @campbellbros @cisurfboards & @sealtooth ~ #ciBONZER3D