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Channel Islands The Bobby

Channel Islands The Bobby

THE BOBBY (mbmII) ::

MODEL DESCRIPTION
Designed for the demands of Bobby’s surfing in WCT conditions. Al made the Bobby Signature model different than his M-BM of the past. The nose and tail are narrowed. The vee was dropped from the back and a slight kick was added to the rocker in the tail. The rails have been thinned, and the bottom has added concave.

Definitely a board made for the advanced surfer in mind.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
You surf well with attacking style. Suited for the back footed surfer, a la Bobby Martinez.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Pro: 6 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Waist-high to Double-overhead

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Channel Islands The White Dove

Channel Islands The White Dove

THE WHITE DOVE ::

MODEL DESCRIPTION
A high performance shortboard designed to fit Tim Curran’s innovative, aerial surfing approach. The White Dove has extreme rocker with a flip both in the nose and tail. The bottom contours are single concave from the nose to the trailing fin. Rails are slightly tapered and the tail is pulled- in which makes for a high performance shortie.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
A quick, light footed surfer who tends to surf primarily off the back foot. Surf this board as vertical as possible in punchy surf.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Pro: 5 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Waist-high to Head and a half

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Channel Island Proton

Channel Island Proton

THE PROTON

MODEL DESCRIPTION
This is the board that AL and Dane designed during his 2007 WCT qualification year. While traveling and surfing various types of waves, Dane found The Proton suited his surfing in all conditions. This board has continuous rocker throughout. The bottom consists of a deep single concave, and full rails.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD ::
Dane is a front footed surfer; he drives off the front foot for speed and transitions to his back foot for turns. Designed for one of the worlds most progressive surfers means the Proton has to be ridden aggressively.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Pro: 5 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Waist-high to Head and a half

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Channel Island K Step

Channel Island K Step

THE KSTEP-UP

MODEL DESCRIPTION
A proven travel board. This is the board Kelly has turned to for the last few years as a 6’3” or 6’6” at places like the Mentawais and Teahupoo. When the waves get a little bigger or powerful, but you don’t quite need a gun, this is the board.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
You are spending time in good surf that doesn’t require a gun but is a little too juicy for your shortboard.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Pro: 5 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Head-high to Double-overhead

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Channel Islands K Board

Channel Islands K Board

THE K BOARD

MODEL DESCRIPTION
The K-board for 2008 incorporates Kelly’s new “K-thumb”, a tail derived from refining several of Kelly’s past favorite tail templates. Bottom is single concave, low entry rocker, and comes standard with fcs K.3 fins.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
All styles can ride the world champs board, but designed for front or neutral footed.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Pro: 3 – 10

WAVE HEIGHT GUIDELINES
Waist-high to Head and a half

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Channel Islands Flyer II

Channel Islands Flyer II

Flyer II F MODEL DESCRIPTION
Widely considered the most versatile shortboard we make. Full rails allow for floatation in small waves while the swallow tail keeps it solid in overhead surf. Order it 1/8” thinner than your normal short board. Also commonly ridden an inch shorter.

WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD
If you can only have one board for all types of waves from real small to well over-head, this is your board.

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