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Al Merrick Weirdo Ripper 5’11 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8
For that small to medium all-around board in your quiver is the Yadin Nicol-created “Weirdo Ripper.” The Weirdo Ripper spent over a year behind the scenes in development with Kelly, Dane, Nathaniel and Yadin until ultimately being unveiled at the 2012 US Open by Dane Reynolds, who displayed the board’s advantages in the tricky Huntington conditions. Despite the aggressive tail rocker, the Weirdo Ripper is a user friendly design, full volume for easy paddling, wide point forward, V bottom, square-winged swallow that works well as a thruster or quad.
Modern Blackfish 6´0 x 20 3/4 x 2 5/8
The Modern Blackfish surfboard combines usability and performance in a contemporary fish shape. Contemporary fish shape with the wide point shifted forward to assist with paddle efficiency. The tail narrows in the last 24 inches adding control and bite in steeper sections. The subtle single-to-double concave bottom feels very reliable and offers quick response in a variety of conditions. The smooth well-balanced rocker is designed to get you into waves early, accelerate fast off the bottom, and then maintain speed as you transition from one turn into the next.
7S Fuse -5´6” x 19 ¼” x 2 1/8”
The 7S Fuse is a traditional short board thruster with a little extra volume. The smooth progressive rocker has extra flip in the tail and allows the board to pivot easily and turn tighter in the pocket. Moderate single-to-double concave compliments the rocker perfectly and strikes an even balance between speed, response, and maneuverability. This is a performance short board for the intermediate to advanced surfer. The Fuse is available in traditional Poly construction, and will feel predictable from your very first wave.
Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto – 5’8 x 20″ x 2.5″
Craig Anderson’s pro model and the 2014 and 2015 winner of Surfboard of the Year award at the Australian Surf Industry Awards. Currently one of the most in demand and best-selling surfboards globally, the Hypto Krypto is a balance of tradition and modern performance. Suited to the elite level surfer and the everyday surfer, it is often referred to as the ‘one board quiver’ for its versatility across all types of surf conditions – from small 1-3 ft beach breaks, to barrels of up to 8ft. Perfect for the average surfer weighing 187 Lbs or less.
Lost Sub Scorcher II – 5’9 x 19″ x 2 3/8″
A fresh twist on the extremely popular Sub Scorcher. This premise is simple: the board is looser to better allow a more vertical and in-the-pocket attach. At the same time, to counter any possible loss of drive the outline was straightened with a touch wider nose. A great “everyman’s” small to average wave shortboard.
Wooster Mini Fish – 5’10 x 20″ x 2.5″
For that small to medium all-around board in your quiver, this board has a user friendly design, full volume for easy paddling, wide point forward, V bottom, swallow that works well as a thruster or quad. You can ride this shortboard in point and beach break; really good in knee to head high perfect in weak/mushy waves. Average surfer weigh 165-180.
Luis Vindas Surfboards Jaco Costa Rica – 5’11
Luis Vindas is one of the most popular brands of high performance shortboards in Costa Rica, This high performance model features a narrow squash tai, sharp edges along the rails from the tail to the fins, and team light glassing. This board is super light and has plenty of rocker which will work well in hollow conditions.
Rusty Dozer – 6’0 x 19.81″ x 2.5″
This is the high-performance shortboard that eats mediocre waves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It packs about as much volume as possible into the shortboard outline, with a couple unique tweaks that keep it lively.
Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto – 6´0 x 20 1/2″ x 2 ¾”
Suited to the elite level surfer and the everyday surfer, it is often referred to as the ‘one board quiver’ for its versatility across all types of surf conditions – from small 1-3 ft beach breaks, to barrels of up to 8ft. Perfect for the average surfer weighing 187 Lbs or less.
FireWire – 6’1 x 18 1/4 x 2 3/16
The Flexfire is all about performance. Designed around pro surfer’s needs, the Flexfire series is a true Ferrari. Proven designs with new composites and parabolic rail configuration help this Ferrari maintain its flex and shape for many happy turns. The Flexfire series from Firewire is designed around the performance specifications of their top surfers. The dimensions, foils and rail configurations are all geared towards maximum speed and the tightest turning radius possible.
7S Salt Shaker – 6’2 x 20.5″ x 2.5″
A Hybrid performance shortboard outline with additional width through the mid-section. Full-length single-to-double concave is geared for maximum speed, sensitivity and control at high speeds. Fast and responsive, you can surf this board in everything from overhead barrels too two foot mush.
Yes Thanks Rusty Shortboard – 6’2 x 19.25″ x 2.47″
The Yes Thanks is a wider, fuller performance shortboard designed for knee-heigh to solid-overhead surf. The Yes Thanks comes from Bender lineage, which is our popular performance board for good, hollow waves. The bottom features plus overall rocker and a fairly deep single concave splitting into a double through the fins and off the tail. All added up, this delivers a versatile and forgiving performance shortboard.
Al Merrick Biscuit – 6’3″
This board is Short, stubby & tri-fin. The Channel Islands Biscuit was developed with Rob Machado. Like Rob, the Biscuit rides free and easy in the smallest surf and catches waves like a board that’s a foot longer.
7S – 6’3” x 20 ½ x 2 ¾”
This board is perfect for the beginner that wants to get out in big surf or the heavier surfer looking for the maneuverability of a fun board. This epoxy surf boat floats great and is equipped with a fish-style tail that allows for quick bursts of speed and amazing control on turns, offering high performance in a wide variety of swell.
Channel Islands Bunny Chow – 6’3
The Bunny Chow has been Jordy Smith’s board of choice for his World Tour campaigns in poor to fair surf. Designed around Jordy’s large build and dynamic approach, the Bunny Chow is equally suited to be on rail or the air. The Bunny Chow rails are full to provide maximum volume. The rocker is staged to accommodate Jordy’s power. Ride this board about your same height.
Waterboyz – 6’3” – 13 x 20 x 14.5 x 2.6
This short boat with a squash tail allows for a quick release and offers a great ride for the intermediate surfer with enough thickness to float a heavier surfer for optimal control in the water, giving it more hold to the wave.
Rip Curl by Ron House – 6’3 x 19 1/2 x 3/8
This is an old school high performance shortboard. Ron House has been in the shaping business for over four decades & is bookmarked as a favorite shaper for many of the world’s top surfers, including Surf icons such as Gerry Lopez, the Ho brothers (Mike & Derek), Hans Hedeman, Laird Hamilton and the list goes on. This board will allow you to release your inner soul surfer, without compromising performance.
Santa Cruz Skin – 6’3”- 6.3 x 18.75 x 2.25
This epoxy beauty is an extremely floaty board that offers great flexibility in diverse conditions. This board is fast! The speed, performance, and range of surf that can be ridden stem from the famous fishtail design that has become a favorite among surfers worldwide. This board has already been equipped with a GoPro mount on the nose that will allow you capture your most epic waves.
Rusty Piranha – 6’4″ x 20.85 x 2.4
The Piranha has a flatter entry rocker with a rounder outline (wider nose, wider tail) to make up for the shorter length of the board. This board should be ridden 6″ shorter than a performance short-board. It also has a flatter deck which makes the rails fuller for more buoyancy for better performance in smaller, flatter waves.
Al Merrick New Flyer Carbon Fiber – 6’4 x 19″ x 2.5″
In 1999, Al Merrick designed the Flyer, revolutionizing high performance surfing in small waves. The signature Merrick hip provides a pivot point for tight arcs. The New Flyer is now available with a unidirectional carbon strip on the bottom. The carbon stiffens the middle of the board, increasing flex and bend in the tail and thereby a tighter turn radius. The carbon also reinforces the middle portion of the board against breakage with no detectable weight.
Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto – 6´4 x 21 x 3
A versatile board designed for performance surfing. Suited to the elite level surfer and the everyday surfer, it is often referred to as the ‘one board quiver’ for its versatility across all types of surf conditions. Perfect for waves 1′ to 8′.
Al Merrick New Flyer Epoxy – 6’4 x 21.75″ x 2.88″
For 2015 Channel Islands has modernized the Flyer into a shorter wider package. This new-plan shape allows for the same volume in a shorter rail line. It keeps the forgiving 2-stage rocker and adds a spiral “V” starting in front of the fins to allow for rail-to-rail quickness. You can ride this short board in point, reef and beach break, it works really good from knee to overhead waves, and also from weak/mushy to medium steep waves. Average surfer weigh 180-200 Lbs.