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.
We hope everyone's getting plenty of these this weekend! A lot of rain and swell in California right now... with some moments of magic in between storms. #BobbyMartinez #805style #legend.
5'8 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 #ciNewFlyer.
Too good not to repost, from @iammattson...
#FBF to eight years ago with @nathaniel_curran the afternoon before he left for Australia 🇦🇺 to compete on his very first WCT event. We put a little video together for Surfline before he left and I wanted to get some "lifestyle" shots afterwards. I always knew those photos would get better with time and was so proud of this guy qualifying for the world tour. He's done a lot with his surfing career and continues to succeed with @cisurfboards as Team Manager along with @theyoungandbrave helping kids with cancer. A few of these boards were his "Magic carpet rides" and he has the footage to prove it. #cisurfboards #Sayo #NathanielCurran #natedizzle #curran #2009 #2008WQSchamp #worldtourbound #surfboards #nardcore #surfer #prosurfer #quiver #california #cimbm+ #cirookie #cimk99
@connercoffin gettin stylish on his #fendertelecaster and his Proton
6'1 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 round pin #ciProton.
@ryanperry @connercoffin #OTW
Bonzer theory, free beers & @sealtooth's "Chapter 11" !! Sounds good to us! If you're in Bali tonight...come check it out! @cisurfboardsbali #surfboardsequalhappiness #cisurfboards
CI Travel Pack:
Multiple internal and external accesory pockets
Dual, exterior stretch mesh beverage sleeves
Easy access, side entry, padded laptop compartment.
The Carry On:
This carry-on wheely bag is specifically designed to comply with major airline regulations. For convenience and to avoid costly weight charges during travel, the Travel Lite Carry-On can function as wheels for your Travel Lite CX2, CX3, CX4, and Team Bag ~ Shop link in bio ~
@kanoaigarashi & @hiromorichan (of @cisjpn) chatting about our Flex-Bar Tech, which is now available for custom order in almost every model 🇺🇸#ciFlexBar #cisurfboards #guaranteed ~ *1yr warranty against buckles & breakage.
5'9 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 25.6L #ciFredRubble
You'll never know if you don't try... @yadin_nicol's never been one to hold back, here he is boosting over a section that most would gladly go around #cisurfboards
New Quiver for Marc Lacomare (@marclacomare) by our crew @cisurfboards_europe:
6’4 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 RD #ciProton
6’2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 RD #ciProton
6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 SQ 28.2L #ciRookie15
6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 SQ 27.9L #ciProton
6’0 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 RD 28L #ciRookie15
6’0 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 RD 27.7L #ciProton
6’0 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 SQ #ciBlackandWhite
5’11 x 19 x 27/16 SW 28.7 #ciFredRubble
5’9 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 SW 28.1L #ciRocket9
#cisurfboards #surfboardsequalhappiness by @aitor_molina
Congrats to this legend on marrying his best friend over the weekend! Cheers @seabassz X @krisyf
5'6" x 19 1/4 x 2 5/16 battail quad shaped from an MSF blank. A definite perk for working @cisurfboards is you don't forget about the unlimited options available on boards...This one courtesy of Michael Kindred in the warehouse. Resin work done on site #cisurfboards #madeinusa🇺🇸#customsurfboard #surfboardsequalhappiness
Young up and coming ripper, @winter_v, opting for the Rook15 ~ which is now available as part of our #ciGromSeries ~ #ciRook15 @cisurfboards_oz #surfboardsequalhappiness
A big time congrats to our boy @solibailey on winning the #VolcomPipePro!! Ya buddy!! This guy needs to be on tour! 🤙.
@peterkingphoto @cisurfboards_oz #ciProton