Black Flag Whipby Kelly Slater
Kelly’s 2010 small wave design is the as the Black Flag Whip. The same shorter, wider Whip outline with Al’s single to double Tri Plane Hull bottom.
Kelly finds the board is fast and has an even more responsive feel than the previous single concave version of the Whip. A double concave deck gets your feet closer to the water line .
We have also added carbon fiber strips on the bottom stretching from the nose to the leading fins. Stopping the carbon fiber near the leading fins concentrates the flex in the tail, thus providing more spring out of turns.
The half moon tail option gives the board more release out of the top of the wave.
Should be ridden 3-4 inches smaller than your shortboard, 1/4″ wider and the same thickness. About the same length as you are tall or shorter. These were limited production so are now custom order only.
Ideal Wave Size
Everyday use by intermediate to expert surfers in knee to head high surf.
For best results ride this board with the Merrick template—look for the hexagons.
NOTICE as of 9/1/2013 Channel Islands is building and installing our own two-tab (FCS compatible) fin box that will come standard in all boards.
We will custom build with Fusion or X2 upon request (upcharges apply Jan 1 2014).
Stock Dimensions and Volumes
|5’8||UL/SO||18 1/2||2 3/16||24.3L|
|5’9||UL/SO||18 3/4||2 1/4||26.2L|
|5’10||UL/SO||18 7/8||2 1/4||26.4L|
|6’0||UL/SO||19 1/4||2 3/8||29.3L|
|6’1||UL/SO||19 1/2||2 1/2||31.5L|
|6’2||UL/SO||19 3/4||2 1/2||32.1L|
|6’3||UL/SO||19 7/8||2 5/8||34.1L|
|6’5||UL/SO||20 1/4||2 3/4||38.4L|
|6’6||UL/SO||20 1/2||2 7/8||40.7L|