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:
The Sampler is a 2016 model from Channel Islands created primarily by Dave Reynolds. He wanted something he could ride shorter and wider for smaller, weaker surf but still had plenty of performance characteristics. Basically, it's something like a refined, trimmer Dumpster Diver.
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The crew at Channel Islands filled so many orders for smaller versions of their Waterhog model that they decided to create a brand new, 2016 model based on those requests. The Hoglet has a wide nose and generous rocker throughout. It's a wave-catching machine. Choose your length and fin size to help determine your preferred "slide factor".
The Twin Fin is another new ride for 2016.  This one has a real retro feel but with a more modern rocker that allows for better drive and carving ability. As opposed to many twin fins based on the 70's era, this model has relatively tapered and thin-feeling, sensitive rails.
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