Over the last 43-years, CI has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organisation, catering to the best surfers in the world as well as millions of everyday surfers worldwide. It started with hardcore surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have carried the world's most iconic surfboard brand through four decades of constant change in the industry. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or a beginner, just stepping off a foamy, there is a Channel Islands board for everyone.
The Doofer is anything you want it to be. From mush to solid waves, it is the ultimate all-rounder when you want to catch as many waves as possible and have a bunch of fun. A great paddler, fast, easy to turn and holds a lovely line in the barrel. The Doofer came about from the Fourth team asking for a board that would be a bit of everything for when they travel. It is essentially a hybrid board. Available in Both Base and ESE Construction.
The Fever is the new accessible, all-round high performance shortboard from Channel Islands. Designed in collaboration with Mike Andrews and Pat Gudauskas and with inspiration from the Proton, the Rookie and MBM. The Fever is designed so that any competent shortboarder can jump on and instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity. A great performance shortboard that will not only work in great waves, but in less than perfect set ups alike.
The OG Flyer Surfboard is the re-release of the Flyer model that has been CI's most popular shortboard shape for the past two decades; a board that bucked the tradition of super thin and narrow designs of the late 90's by adding width in all of the right places and a flatter rocker to make it a more versatile shortboard that could work well in a range of conditions. The fuller outline of the Flyer means that you should order slightly shorter than you would normally when buying a performance shortboard. The width is carried throughout the length of the board for more plaining area resulting in more speed and flow particularly in lesser surf. When looking at the foil of the board, the volume is carried well under the chest for added paddle power through to the tail without feeling too fat thanks to the sensitive rails that allow for ample manoeuvrability.
The Bonzer Biscuit 5 is basically Channel Island’s popular Biscuit model combined with the Campbell brother’s Bonzer fin set up. The pronounced spiral vee in the back of the board works perfectly with the Bonzer glass on fins, combined with a longboard centre fin box, you can chop and change your centre fin to get a feel that you are happy with. With a wide nose, plenty of volume under the chest and front foot for paddling speed and early wave entry, flat rocker and wide mid-section, this board catches waves with ease and is super stable when up and riding.
Take your good wave game to conditions that are not. The Sampler was developed with Dane Reynolds to be that step-down board you ride a little shorter and wider in smaller or weaker surf while not sacrificing performance. It fits in your quiver between something fishy like a High 5 or Pod Mod and your normal shortboard. Loosely based off the Dumpster Diver, it has a flat, racy entry and centre rocker, with ample curve out the tail for tight transitions and airs.
The Channel Islands High 5 is a fun and forgiving shortboard that adds a touch of performance to ensure this board is enjoyable for any skill level. The hybrid-fish outline should increase your wave count whilst being faster and livelier than its cousin, the Average Joe. A single concave enters the bottom before running into a double section through the fins and finally leaving the tail in a deep vee. Earning its name from its stock 5 fin boxes, the High 5 allows you to ride this as a quad or thruster. It’s recommended you ride this board 3 to 5 inches shorter than your height. You should have a lot of fun riding this board in a range of different conditions.
The Channel Islands Average Joe Surfboard is probably the most accessible all round 'shortboard' on the market today. Similar in concept to boards like the Lost Bottom Feeder or the JS Pier Pony, the Average Joe takes the concept of super wide high-volume boards back a little further towards typical shortboard performance. The width and thickness means absolutely maximum stability and wave count - perfect as a groveller in the smallest, weakest surf but also for the surfer transitioning from a longer board to a first short board. However, unlike many of its competitors it's rediscovered rocker and a narrower tail. This means it'll be less quirky in better waves and turn off the back foot a lot more like a performance shortboard.
Channel Islands kept seeing custom orders for super- short versions of the ever popular Waterhog. The results were too fun looking to ignore. With a wide nose and generous rocker throughout, the Hoglet is a fun wave-catcher that can turn on a dime. Ride this board any length you want and it will reward you.
A best seller for 10 years, this mini-longboard bridges the gap between the more performance-oriented M-13 hybrid model and our longboard line. Low entry rocker for trimming and enough tail rocker to stay high performance. Bottom goes from flat entry with concave, to vee out the tail. You will not go wanting for wave with this board.