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Channel Islands Dagger

Channel Islands Dagger

The Dagger is a result of Taylor Knox looking to loosen up his small wave surfing. A Curren inspired outline, modern rocker, single to double barrel concaves to vee, and a flat deck with a downturned rail make the Dagger an incredibly forgiving and responsive small wave board suitable for a wide range of surf styles. We also found the Dagger to paddle very well due to the hidden volume.

Taylor Knox’s dimensions are approximately 5’11″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/16″. Order this board about the same length as you are tall.

Channel Islands Dagger

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Channel Islands Fred Rubble

Channel Islands Fred Rubble

“The Fred Rubble is actually quite a bit different than my other boards. It has a lower entry rocker and a wider outline. It has more volume than a Proton, but it isn’t really short and chunky like a Dumpster Diver. It’s just a fun board for waves from waist high to a little over head. I’ve been riding mine two inches shorter than my standard shortboard and 1/4 inch wider. For example, my standard shortboard is a 5’11″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 3/16″ Proton and I ride my Fred Rubble as a 5’9″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/16″.

So I’d recommend for you a 5’11″ if your normal board is a 6’1″. – Connor Coffin

Features single to double concave and comes standard in a squash tail.

Experience

Ridden by Conner in all conditions, from low tide Rincon and dumpy HB, to the fat faced mushy stuff. The wide point is forward to skate over flat sections but with more tail kick than a Flyer so it stays tight when turning hard in the pocket.

Dane claimed best turn of his life on this board in the Rip Curl Search Puerto Rico contest in 2010.

Super spicy and the perfect board to fill the gap between your shortboard and your Dumpster Diver.

The Fred Rubble is like a supped up Flyer

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Channel Islands Biscuit

Channel Islands Biscuit

THE BISCUIT ::

MODEL DESCRIPTION
A short and stubby tri-fin: the biscuit design was developed with Rob Machado. Like Rob, the Biscuit rides free and easy in the smallest surf and catches waves like boards a foot longer. Order your biscuit 8” to 10” shorter, 1” to 2” wider and ½ to ¾” thicker than your shortboard.

“…foam is your friend…don’t be scared of it. A little bit of extra foam here and there is good for the soul… and your surfing.” – Rob

This year we added a couple sizes, order custom or comes standard at your local dealer in:

5’2” x 19 ¾ x 2 ¾”
5’4” x 19 7/8” x 2 ¾”
5’6” x 20” x 2 ¾
5’8” x 20 ¼” x 2 ¾”
5’10” x 20 ½” x 2 7/8”
6’0” x 21” x 3”
6’2” x 21 ½ ” x 3”
6’4” x 21 ¾ “ x 3 “

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
You are open to drawing new lines with the shortest rail possible. Everyone should ride this board at least twice.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Advanced: 1 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Knee to head-high

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Channel Islands WaterHog

Channel Islands WaterHog

THE WATERHOG

MODEL DESCRIPTION
A good wave catcher, this mini-longboard bridges the gap between the 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.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD ::
You want to ride tons of waves without riding a longboard.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Intermediate : 1 – 5

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Ankle-high to Head and a half

Product Reviews –

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Channel Islands M13

Channel Islands M13

THE M13

MODEL DESCRIPTION
This is a performance hybrid that caters to the widest possible type and size of surfer and the widest range of wave conditions. Not to be confused with a funshape type board. Paddles like a funshape, but surfs like a shortboard. Available in either a squash or round pin, most common sizes are from 6’10” to 8’0″.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
You are looking for a hybrid surfboard with shortboard performance. This is not a shrunk-down longboard.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate: 2 – 8

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Knee-high to Double-overhead

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Channel Islands Pod

Channel Islands Pod

THE POD

MODEL DESCRIPTION
A requirement in Dane’s and Kelly’s board bags, the Pod is built to fly, it will position itself into the smallest ramp and allow for a technical launch. Deep concaves with a foiled nose and a swallow tail keep the Pod lively and maintains its high performance. The “snub” nose puts volume forward, allowing
for maximum planing and wave catching. Ride this board 8” shorter, about 1 1/2” wider and about 1/8” thicker.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD ::
You like technical and futuristic surfing, emphasis on airs in small to medium surf.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Pro: 3 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Ankle-high to two feet overhead

Product Reviews –

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