Channel Islands is one of the most prestigious surfboard brands in the world. Founded in 1969, since then Channel Islands has not stopped developing new surf products and accessories.
Over the past 50 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local company to a cutting edge organization serving the world's best surfers. Channel Islands surfboards will shape the new millennium with their innovative designs, always with quality as the main objective.
“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 also known as CI was created by Al and Terry Merrick in 1969. From birth, Britt spent his days at the factory on the beach in Santa Barbara, California. He spent most of his time in shape rooms designing new surfboard models. Eventually he began to shapear with his father Al in 1990. He is now CI's premier shaper and continues the family tradition of developing high-performance board designs in collaboration with the world's best surfers. From Tom Curren to Dane Reynolds, Channel Islands surfboards continue to evolve with the highest level of surfing.