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.
Watch as #BrittMerrick breaks down his latest creation, the #ciTwinFin... he gives you the low down on how the model came to be and where it fits into your quiver! Plus there's footage of @sealtooth ripping on one ~ click the link in our bio to watch the full video ~ #cisurfboards #builtforfun @cisurfboards & @film_life_
@ottz16 with his eyes on the prize and straight into rnd3 at the #BillabongProTahiti || @badboyryry_ #cisurfboards
@seabassz sliding right into rnd3 due to a couple gems like this one!! #goSeabass #BillabongProTahiti || @badboyryry_ #cisurfboards
The #BillabongProTahiti is on and @jordysmith88 is in the water on one of these beauties!! #goJordy #cisurfboards || @badboyryry_
No competition today, waves are small! In the meantime enjoy our photo gallery from the last few days of warm-ups ~ link is in our bio || @badboyryry_ #cisurfboards #BillabongProTahiti
This fresh new custom Mini, heading to the East Coast, caught our eyes... glass on quads + channels || 5'7 x 19 7/8 x 2 7/16 31.6L epoxy #ciMini #cisurfboards @boardporn #boardporn #ciCustom
Back to #paradise!! @nat_young making his way out for a freesurf yesterday in preparation for the upcoming #BillabongProTahiti || @badboyryry_ #cisurfboards
#ciFlexBar ~ hand built in the USA ~ #cisurfboards 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
@michaeldunphy lighting up some summertime swell in Cali || 5'10 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 25.5L #ciRook15 #cisurfboards || @laynestratton
The CI demo van will be parked at Rider Shack, Los Angeles, CA Aug 16 - 23 - We're stoked to have the new @danedamus Rocket 9 on tour along with our new grom board sizes and the full line up of CI's newest models available for demo check out during normal shop hours. Look for the CI demo van – the demo is free! #cirocket9 #ciblackandwhite #citwinfin #cihoglet #cisampler #ciperegrine #cipodmod #cimini #ciflexbar #cidemotour16 #cisurfboards @cisurfboards @ridershack @badboyryry_
@tannergud all smiles with this cherried out Rocket 9 || 5'8 x 19 3/8 x 2 5/8 30.7L #ciRocket9 #cisurfboards || @tsherms
Happy birthday to this legend!! @_timcurran ~ #cisurfboards @_taylorcurran