Channel Islands Surfboards is arguably one of the most influential surfboard brands in the world, so when they approached us for a collaboration, we were honored. Al Merrick, founder and master board designer, has designed some of the most classic models in board design history, and he wanted us to make pairings for two of the, the Flyer and the Pod Mod.
Channel Islands and Carver Skateboards are both dedicated to performance, high-performance. “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, said Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper.”
Both brands have both been refining their craft for years. CI since 1969, over 43 years of innovation and development, with hardcore surfing and quality in mind. Carver since 1996, over 20 years of surfskate progression, bringing true surf performance to land.
By surfers, for surfers. Channel Islands was created by Al and Terry Merrick in Santa Barbara, and Carver Skateboards was created by Neil Carver in Venice Beach. Both have been uncompromising and have stayed true to the core.