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.
@jesse_mendes getting the WIN at the Ichinomiya Chiba Open QS 6000!! Congrats He's been on fire riding the FEVER model #ciFever
DEMO VAN is now parked @surfride from the 27th – June 2nd! Come test out all of our latest models for FREE! #ciFever #ciRocket9 #ciGromseries #ciBlackandWhite #ciTwinFin #ciHoglet #ciSampler #ciBiscuit #ciPodMod #ciMini #ciFlexBar #ciBonzer ~ #cidemotour17.
Presented by @mini @miniusa.
+ get a free CI Traction, Leash, and Fins with purchase of a new CI @surfride during demo week.
Address: 1909 South Coast Hwy, Oceanside CA 92054
Phone: (760) 433-4020.
Pic by @tallteef
Happy Birthday to this man!! #stillthebest #BobbyMartinez #legend // pic by @seth_de_roulet
The Chiba Kid [aka @tannergud] and his small wave secret weapon 5'6 x 19 1/8 x 2 5/16 #ciROCKET9
Who's going to get the WIN this year at #FijiPro ??? It's hard to pick just one, everyone's so good out there! @connercoffin (pictured here) is always a strong choice, Cloud Break is one of his favorite waves and he's been going there since he was a youngster. Here he is last month getting a little extra practice in on a strike mission to the beautiful island #paradise #tavarua #tubehound // pic by @nickliotta
@a_gray's been loving our collab with the @campbellbros and has quickly become a firm believer in the Bonzer 5 ️️️he's been ripping this 5’9 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 25.1L #ciShelter #bonzer5 & we just made him a Biscuit Bonzer as well (so stay tuned) // pics by @jimrussi
Congrats to this lil legend @jabe_swierkocki (who’s not so little anymore) on winning the @nssasurf 2017 Explorer Boys West Coast Championships!! Ya boy!!
#ciFEVER #cisurfboards @cisurfboards_rider_sessions // pic by @surfhappens
Fiji quiver for @adrianodesouza...
6’3 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 26.2L SP12
6’3 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 26.8L Rook15
6’0 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 25.1L SP12
6’0 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 25.7L Rook15
5’10 x 18 3/16 x 2 3/16 24.2L Rook15
5’10 x 18 1/4 x 2 3/16 24.3L Rook15
5’10 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 25.2L Fever
5’7 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 23.9L Rook15
5’7 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 24.1L Fever
#ciSP12 #ciRook15 #ciFever #surfboardsequalhappiness
Two of CI's best with their Cosmic Creek creations ~ #BrittMerrick & @mike_walter || @visslasurf #cisurfboards #creatorsandinnovators || Britt ended up getting the win with his MR twin fin replica ️#surfboardsequalhappiness
It takes talent to capture the essence and vibe of a person through a lens. We think the group over at Surfer Magazine did just that. Give it a look (link is in our bio) #ciethos #insideout #BrittMerrick.
Video by @alexkilauano @surfer_magazine #surferfilms
DEMO VAN will be parked @southcoastsurfboards from the 19th – 26th! Come test out all of our latest models for FREE! #ciFever #ciRocket9 #ciGromseries #ciBlackandWhite #ciTwinFin #ciHoglet #ciSampler #ciBiscuit #ciPodMod #ciMini #ciFlexBar ~ #cidemotour17.
Presented by @mini @miniusa.
+ get a free CI Traction, Leash, and Fins with purchase of a new CI @southcoastsurfboards during demo week.
Address: 740 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 483-7660.
Pic by @tallteef
A solid option for those CA summer days Rocket9 x Flex-Bar || " it can be skatey when you want to generate that speed, but then you step back on that tail and you can absolutely hammer some vert wall! " - @danedamus || this one's for Dane so you gotta get your own 5'8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 29.1L #ciROCKET9 #ciFlexBar 🇺🇸.
For all Flex-Bars we are offering a 1 year warranty against breakage. Please keep your proof of purchase, and at any time should your Flex-Bar snap or even buckle, we will replace it. We hand build these boards from the inside out under strict tolerances at our factory in Carpinteria CA.
#ciFlexBar #guaranteed #handbuilt #cisurfboards