What can we say about Al Merrick's shapes that hasn't already been said. In Al's own words, "I have never drawn on fads or trends to dictate my ideas and directions. Instead, 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." Team riders include Taylor Knox, Lisa Anderson, Dane Reynolds, Tom Curren, Cory Arrambide, Sage Erickson, Kalani Robb, Rob Machado, Zach Keenan, Skin Dog Collins, the Malloys, Timmy Reyes, Tim Curran, Benji Weatherly, Rochelle Ballard, the Gudauskas brothers, Sebastian (Seabass) Zeitz, and Kamalei Alexander.
Here's some info about a few of CI's most popular shapes
as well as a look at many, many more: