Channel Island Surfboards 2015

Art of Trim
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Showroom: Down the Line Surf Company Ltd, Market Square Arcade, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4EA

Bunny Chow

5’9”x 19 5/8” x 2 1/14”

(26.5 litres)

Shaper: Al Merrick

The Bunny Chow has been designed with Jordy Smith’s large frame and dynamic surfing in mind. The rails are full to create maximum volume and is equally suited in the air or put on its rail. Jordy Smith has the Bunny Chow as his board of choice for poor to fair surf.  The rocker is staged to allow it to be surfed with power. Wave conditions: Works best in waist to ceiling high, mushy/average waves. Jordy rides the Bunny Chow 6’1” x 19” x 2 1/2” at 31.6L.


5’5” x 21 3/8” x 2 1/2”

(33 litres)

Shaper: Al Merrick

Over the last six years and hundreds of demo tour stops Al Merrick has learned a few things. One being that surfers sometimes want something simple, fun, and easy to ride. With a slight single concave for the first 1/3 to deepening concave vee throughout, the Average Joe can be surfed off the rail or tail – a tail that uses Merrick’s signature hip tail template to promote drive. Full rails keep high volume in a short outline. Increase wave count, make more sections. The Average Joe is geared towards the things that make surfing fun. SIMA surfboard of the year winner 2014.


6’1” x 19 1/8” x 2 1/2”

(30.5 litres)

Shaper: Al Merrick

Jordy Smith signature all-rounder that works best when the waves have some push. Single concave throughout means the Girabbit works best when on rail. A fairly aggressive tail curve allows for tight radius turns. Ride this board your same height to 3″ longer than you are tall. Best in shoulder high to double overhead.

the Black Beauty

6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/2”

(30 litres)

Shaper: Al Merrick

The Black Beauty offers power, speed and flow… With a vee bottom, this is a great board for decent waves. The trend to shorter and wider boards has come at the expense of drive, and with top surfers around the globe revisiting power surfing, and the timeless design of Curren’s 1985 Black Beauty has not gone unnoticed. As evident by Connor Coffin’s recent performance at Jeffrey’s Bay this board is the gold standard for those seeking to surf with pure power and style. This is a newly scaled version of Tom Curren’s Black Beauty based off Conner’s 6’0” he rode in High Line and the same board that landed him on the cover of Surfer Magazine.

Taco Grinder

6’6” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8”

(30 litres)

Shaper: Al Merrick

Originating as a board for navigating long barrels in Mexico, the Taco Grinder is a result of the team demanding shortboard performance in waves that require a semi-gun or step-up. Single concave throughout, full rails and plenty of tail-kick this is a good paddler that still goes vertical. A versatile high performance step-up designed for advanced surfers who want to take their performance to the next level in serious waves. Ride the Taco Grinder the same width and thickness as your all-around performance board, but 2” to 6” longer, depending on wave size. 5 fin set up.

Bean Bag

6’1” x 19 1/8” x 2 7/16”

(29.6 litres)

Shaper: Al Merrick


First seen on the WCT tour in 2010, the Channel Islands Rookie was rediscovered by pretty much all of the Channel Islands team in 2014; Seabass, Kelly, Adriano, Lakey, Bianca, Sage and Kai all have won heats on the new Rook 15. Ridden shorter and wider than the original with a single concave throughout, the Rook 15 works best when on rail. Ride this surfboard around your same height to 2” longer, depending on ability. Tri-fin.