Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards have been committed to performance and quality through grit, innovation and originality. Growing from a local grass-roots operation in Santa Barbara, to a cutting-edge business that supplied countless boards to the world's greatest surfers. Shaper and founder of Channel Islands Al Merrick, designed and created boards for the highest performance surfing possible. Over the years he provided the most advanced boards, to the most dedicated surfers and the results of his team proved that. The likes of Tom Curren, Lisa Anderson and Kelly Slater all surfed CI boards for the majority of their careers. Channel Islands today continues to evolve with the highest standard of surfing.