Channels Islands Surfboards Backyard R&D Sessions - Winter ‘19

Channels Islands Surfboards Backyard R&D Sessions - Winter ‘19


Based near the glassy walled point breaks of Santa Barbara, California for the past 50 years, our Channel Islands Surfboards crew is blessed with access to world class waves just footsteps from our shaping bays.

With the lure of Rincon and other nearby cobble and sand bottom point waves used for field testing—or fine-tuning—our R&D process draws an incredible roster of team riders from nearby and afar to work with Britt Merrick and his fellow stable of CI shapers to constantly dial-in current and future designs.

In January of 2019, a few fun-sized and overhead swells rolled through the area with the likes of these CI Teamriders tearing it up:

Conner Coffin, Pat Gudauskas, Dane Reynolds, Lakey Peterson, Bobby Martinez, Dane Gudauskas, Sage Erickson, Tanner Gudauskas, Eithan Osborne, Parker Coffin and Corey Arrambide Filmed & Edited by Sean Lesh with additional clips by Josh Pomer, Andrew Schoener and Nick Liotta

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