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Channel Islands

“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. To provide the most dedicated surfers with the most advanced, performance designs is my passion”

– Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper


Channel Islands Surfboards was created by Al and Terry Merrick in 1969. From his birth, Britt spent his days in the factory by the beach in Santa Barbara, from toddling around blanks to sweeping out shaping rooms. Eventually he started shaping alongside his father Al in 1990. He is now the lead shaper and designer for CI and carries on the family tradition of developing high performance board designs collaborating with the world’s greatest surfers. From Tom Curren, to Dane Reynolds, Channel Islands continues to evolve with the highest standard of surfing. Kelly Slater won all eleven world titles on Surfboards of Channel Islands.

CI is a privately held organization focused on rider-driven product and manufacturing the best possible equipment available. Located in a state-of-the-art facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, the CI HQ represents a foundation for developing, testing, and building boards while providing jobs in Santa Barbara for many years to come.

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Order a Custom Surfboard from Channel Islands

Please fill out the following form and send us your request for a custom surfboard by Channel Islands.

If you are not exactly sure which board to take, please fill the form as good as you can and request consultation (free of charge, please add phone number).

Let’s get started with your new Surfboard!