R&D on the T-Low began with Tanner Gudauskas seeking a lower rockered shortboard and has resulted in an ultra-forgiving all-around performance board.
The plan shape of the T-Low takes a different path than the extreme curves in the DFR and Proton by utilizing medium entry and low exit rockers. T-Low bottom contours combine single concave at the 12” mark to flat exit through the back fin. The rails are tapered so consider riding this board 1/16” thicker than your DFR, Rubble, Proton, Rookie, etc.
The T-Low has proven to be a unique design, being user friendly and still meeting World Tour requirements as evident by Tanner’s surfing and Dane Reynolds riding a T-Low prototype to a 2012 CT final in France. Tanner says, “If you could take one board on a trip this would be it.”
The T-Low was in all CI team riders’ bags for the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast from March 2-13.
Novice to Expert
Ride this board about your same height
Knee high to well overhead in all wave types.
Chris Grow via The Shred Show, talks about the T-Lows.
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
|5’6||UL/SO||18 1/4||2 1/8||22.4 L|
|5’8||UL/SO||18 3/8||2 3/16||23.9 L|
|5’9||UL/SO||18 1/2||2 1/4||25.1 L|
|5’10||UL/SO||18 5/8||2 5/16||26.3 L|
|5’11||UL/SO||18 7/8||2 3/8||27.8 L|
|6’0||UL/SO||19||2 7/16||29.1 L|
|6’1||UL/SO||19 1/8||2 1/2||30.4 L|
|6’2||UL/SO||19 1/4||2 9/16||31.8 L|
|6’3||UL/SO||19 1/2||2 5/8||33.5 L|
|6’4||UL/SO||19 3/4||2 11/16||35.1 L|
|6’5||UL/SO||19 7/8||2 3/4||36.7 L|
|6’6||UL/SO||20||2 3/4||37.4 L|
|6’8||UL/SO||20 1/4||2 7/8||40.6 L|
|6’10||UL/SO||20 1/2||2 7/8||42.1 L|