ANALYSIS AND OPINION OF THE AL MERRICK HAPPY EVERYDAY
The new Channel Islands’ performance shortboard is called Happy Everyday. It’s a surfboard that combines the best of the Al Merrick Two Happy and the Rocket Wide. The CI Happy Everyday is a shortboard designed for daily use. It was created in collaboration with Dane Reynolds, Parker Coffin, and Mike February. If you’re thinking about upgrading your quiver and buying a short surfboard, don’t miss our analysis and review of the new Happy Everyday by Channel Islands Surfboards.
⇨ CI HAPPY EVERYDAY REVIEW By SINGLEQUIVER and XICO by XICO
Here is our video review CI Happy Everyday in which Xico by Xico, youtuber and professional surfer, gives us his opinion after testing this board in his last surftrip to Costa Rica.
The Happy Everyday is a great choice if you’re looking for a shortboard to use daily in beach waves. It’s a very versatile surfboard.
If you’re one of those who only have a shortboard in your quiver, the CI Happy Everyday is an excellent option due to its versatility and adaptability. It allows you to surf everything from small, weak waves to more powerful and steep ones. However, like all highly versatile surfboards, the Al Merrick Happy is good for everything, but not perfect for anything specific.
Now, let us share what we liked the most about Dane Reynolds’ new surfboard:
✓Who do we recommend the Al Merrick Happy Everyday to?
We recommend this surfboard to those surfers who want to maximize their performance in regular waves. As its name suggests, “Happy Everyday,” it’s designed to bring joy to your surfing sessions on a daily basis.
✓SIZES AVAILABLE HAPPY EVERYDAY CI
You can order this board in all official CI Surfboards stores. If you have doubts if this board is a good option for the type of waves you usually surf, you can write to Single Quiver Surfboards.
Happy Everyday Dimensions:
|5’4″||18 1/4||2 1/8||22.4|
|5’5″||18 1/2||2 3/16||23.7|
|5’6″||18 3/4||2 1/4||25.1|
|5’8″||19 1/4||2 3/8||27.9|
|5’9″||19 1/2||2 7/16||29.4|
|5’10”||19 3/4||2 1/2||30.9|
|6’0″||20 1/4||2 5/8||34.2|
|6’1″||20 1/2||2 5/8||35.1|
|6’2″||20 5/8||2 3/4||37.5|
|6’3″||20 3/4||2 3/4||38.2|
✓ Which fins do we recommend for this surfboard?
If you choose the FCS2 fin setup, we recommend the FCS2 Upright thruster fin set. These fins, designed in collaboration with Channel Islands Surfboards, are perfect for generating speed and executing tight turns.
If you’re a Futures pro, we recommend the AM2 Alpha fins. They offer maximum versatility and possibilities in configuring the fins for your surfboard.
If you’re undecided between Futures and FCS2, we recommend you take a look at our comparison between Futures and FCS2 fins. In this post, we explain the best features of each system.
You can always check out our full range of fin sets here.
✓ Should I put a grip on the CI Happy Everyday?
We recommend putting a grip on this board for better traction of the back foot. Below, we provide our tail pad recommendation. This time, we opt for a 3-piece grip from the brand Channel Islands Accessories.
The Mixed Groove 3-piece grip from CI is an excellent choice. Another alternative is the grip designed by Parker Coffin. All of them are available in our online store.
✓ HAPPY EVERYDAY by BRITT MERRICK FEATURES
Following the success of the CI Two Happy by Channel Islands, Britt Merrick has done it again by creating a board suitable for the wave conditions that most surfers typically encounter.
Technical Features of the HAPPY EVERYDAY CHANNELS
- Construction: PU (Polyurethane foam + Polyester resin)
- Glass: Standard
- Finish: Sanded
- Fin System: FCS II and Futures options – Thruster
✓ EXPERTS’ OPINION ON THE NEW HAPPY EVERYDAY CI
The Channel Islands Surf Boards team, composed of Mikey February, Lakey Peterson, Jacko Baker, Joao Chianca, Nat Young, and Jordy Lawler, had the opportunity to test the Happy Everyday before its official release in Hawaii, and now we present the results.
THE BRAND: CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS
Channel Islands Surfboards was founded by Al and Terry Merrick in 1969. Since its inception, Channel Islands Surfboards has been committed to manufacturing high-performance surfboards, prioritizing quality through hard work, innovation, and originality in their designs.
“My parents founded Channel Islands in 1969. And I was born in 1972, so my whole life has been in Channel Islands. I don’t remember anything before that.” – Britt Merrick
Over the past 43 years, Channel Islands Surfboards has grown from a small factory to a state-of-the-art organization serving the world’s best surfers. From Tom Curren, to Dane Reynolds, Channel Islands surfboards continue to evolve to the highest level of surfing.
≫ Where to buy Al Merrick Surfboards
You can order your custom Al Merrick surfboard at Singlequiver.com, the official store of Channel Islands Surfboards Europe. Free shipping and the possibility to finance your purchase in convenient installments are available.
We hope you have enjoyed this CI surfboard review and that it helps you compare with other surfboards!
Do you have any questions? Wondering if the new Happy Everyday is the right choice for you? Leave us a comment, and let’s discuss it.
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