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.
@parkercoffin pointing out to #BobbyMartinez this am what he thinks was a possible white shark 🦈...The waves were small and breaking in close to the beach so they paddled out anyhow, but there sure has been an awful lot of sightings in CA these past few years! Anybody else been spotting them?!?
Bobby: 5'3 x 19 1/8 x 2 5/16 #ciPodMod.
Parker: 5'9 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 #ciFlexBar #ciFredStubble #805style
@jordysmith88's new full length (19min) film "Just Now" just went live and is NOW playing at cisurfboards.com!
"if this film makes people pumped to go surfing, I've done my job" -Jordy Smith.
well done sir, you've definitely done your job! 🤘power surfing at its best! Video by @dane_staples
How does @parkercoffin not have a major sponsor yet?!?! Watch the full edit and you'll be asking the same question... now playing at cisurfboards.com ~ @vacation.club @monsterenergy
That critical moment where you're either going to get under it and get absolutely piped or you're going to get tossed with the lip and most likely hit the bottom... @sealtooth making it look easy, sliding into a thick one somewhere in South OZ 🤘️️ #slab || photo by @johnrespondek
@nikkivandijk's got the FEVER!#surfboardsequalhappiness #ciFever ~ photo by @geoffrankinphotography
Local boy, @adamlsb, looks to be back in fine form after being put on the sidelines for the last few seasons due to injuries. “After years of being out of the scene, plagued by injury’s, I’m finally back, feeling better than ever! Here is my first installment of a 3 part series. A Comeback has never felt so good.” – Adam
Full edit now playing at cisurfboards.com
Spring has officially arrived (today marks the spring equinox) and so did this nice little pink quiver for @quincydavis!.
5’5 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16 24L #ciTwinFin
5’5 x 18 1/2 x 2 3/16 23.4L eps #ciRocket9
5’6 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/16 22.7L eps #ciSampler
5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16 23.2L #ciFever
"The Fever was born from a desire for an all-around performance board based on elements I love, Speed, Drive, and Flair. My Goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Channel Islands was to create a surfboard that I could surf in almost any conditions and have a hell of a good time on it. I wanted a more accessible Tour Performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity.” - @patrickgud #ciFever @mike_andrews3 .
Watch the full length video at cisurfboards.com and catch the FEVER stoke! (link is in bio) ~ video provided by Myles Messinetti & Jensen Young Sik
A massive congrats to @lakeypeterson on her stellar performance at the #RoxyPro with a 2nd place finish to @stephaniegilmore! Lakey looked to be on a whole other level the entire event racking up some of the highest heat totals out of both the men and women, in fact she probably would have smoked most of the men had she surfed against them! 🇺🇸.
5'9 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 round pin #ciRook15 #cisurfboards.
️ @badboyryry_ #surfboardsequalhappiness
Team CI in the house! @patrickgud @connercoffin @kanoaigarashi @seabassz @nikkivandijk @adrianodesouza @connoroleary @sageerickson @mike_andrews3 at the Q&A session for the FEVER release party last night ~ #ciFever #cisurfboards @cisurfboards_oz
We are proud to officially release the FEVER!
Extensively tested and meant to take your surfing to the highest possible levels.
Just the last month alone, the Fever has helped the CI team advance in over 130 heats on the WSL tour.
While high performance, the Fever does have a relaxed entry rocker and wider outline to keep the board forgiving. The board is foiled out to provide sensitivity and control during maneuvers.
Available stock or custom, and in a wide variety of constructions and technologies. #ciFever .
click the link in bio to learn more about the Fever
With some last second heroics @connercoffin takes out his Rnd 2 heat at the #QuikPro Gold Coast!! #buzzerbeater #goConner 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
5'10 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 #ciFredRubble #cisurfboards