Review Al Merrick M23
The CI M23 is the new mid length from Channel Islands Surfboards. A surfboard not to be confused with the CI Mid. The Al Merrick M23 has more volume, fuller edges and a sleeker nose contour. If you are looking for a surfboard with great paddling power, to pump you up this summer to catch waves, the Al Merrick M23 is your board. One of Al Merrick’s favorite hybrid boards that he made for himself and has been surfing for decades.
CI M23 by Channel Islands Surfboards
Here’s what we liked most about the M23 surfboard:
What fins do we recommend for this Al Merrick board?
In stronger and bigger waves, in the 3 or 4 feet range, we recommend the use of trifin fins with a more stretched template, with more rake such as the FCS CI Up Right or Futures Alpha, as they offer more stability and control.
QUILLAS FCS 2 AM PC M GREY TRI FINS
The FCS 2 AM PC M Grey Tri Fins are designed to maximize speed, flow and response. Designed in collaboration with shaper Al Merrick.
FCS II CI UPRIGHT TRI FINS
Another good choice of thruster fin ares the Channel Islands Upright from FCS.
✓ For what type of waves do we recommend the CI M23 ?
The CI M23 is a versatile board that can be used in a variety of surf conditions. In fact, it was designed by Al Merrick himself and used by him for many years as his reference board for any type of wave. From small to sizable waves, this board delivers excellent performance, especially in breakers that generate a large amount of moving water, where its thick edges and volume are a great help.
✓ For what type of surfers do we recommend the CI M-23?
The CI M23 is a versatile surfboard that adapts to a wide range of surfers, regardless of their skill level. It is especially suitable for those who are used to longboard surfing, as it offers exceptional paddling without sacrificing the maneuverability needed to tackle powerful waves. It is also an ideal choice for those who wish to make a gradual transition to shortboards.
✓ What size M-23- Channel Islands board do we recommend?
This board stands out for its generous volume distributed throughout its length, which gives it excellent paddling ability. In addition, its shape closer to that of a short board gives it the necessary agility to perform maneuvers with ease..
✓ Available measurements Surfboard M23
These are the standard measures recommended by the brand
|6’6||20 1/2||2 11/16||39.3L|
|6’8||20 3/4||2 3/4||41.8L|
|7’0||21 1/4||2 7/8||47.6L|
|7’2||21 1/2||2 7/8||48.7L|
|7’4||21 3/4||2 7/8||50.4L|
|8’0||22 3/4||3 1/8||62.5L|
AL MERRICK MIDLENGTH TECHNICAL FEATURES
The CI M23 hybrid surfboard presents a unique combination of features, with a shape intermediate between a Mid Length board and a Shortboard.
- Rocker: The curved profile at the front of the board allows tighter turns and reduces the risk of the tip sinking into the water. On the other hand, the rocker at the back facilitates a top to bottom surfing style similar to shortboards.
- Rails: Unlike the CI MID, this board features thicker edges. This feature considerably increases the board’s volume, allowing the board to be reduced in width at both the tail and tip without sacrificing paddling ability.
≫ Dónde comprar Al Merrick Surfboards
You can order your Al Merrick Custom surfboard at Singlequiver.com official store of Channel Islands Surfboards Europe. Free shipping and possibility to finance your purchase in easy installments. I hope you enjoyed this CI surfboards review and that it will help you to compare with other surfboards! Do you have any questions, are you wondering if the new CI M23 is the right one for you? Leave us a comment and we’ll talk about it.
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