CI Team’s Backyard R&D Sessions – Winter ‘19

Based near the glassy walled point breaks of Santa Barbara, California for the past 50 years, our crew is blessed with access to world class waves just footsteps from our shaping bays. With the lure of Rincon and other nearby cobble and sand bottom point waves used for field testing—or fine-tuning—our R&D process draws our incredible roster of team riders from nearby and afar to work with Britt Merrick and his fellow stable of CI shapers to constantly dial-in current and future designs.

In January of 2019, a few fun-sized and overhead swells rolled through our backyard here with the likes of these Teamriders tearing it up: Conner Coffin, Pat Gudauskas, Dane Reynolds, Eithan Osborne, Lakey Peterson, Tanner Gudauskas, Bobby Martinez, Dane Gudauskas, Sage Erickson, Parker Coffin and Cory Arrambide.

Filmed & Edited by Sean Lesh with additional clips by Josh Pomer, Andrew Schoener and Nick Liotta