Britt Merrick: Zeke Lau’s Hawaiian Hammer

Channel Islands lead designer Britt Merrick works closely with both Dane Reynolds and Zeke Lau–two surfers of remarkable talent and comparable stature–to create some of the most refined high-performance boards on the planet. But what Merrick has found since working with the two is that, despite their similarities, Reynolds and Lau still prefer to ride…

Happily Stoked: Episode 2

Happily Stoked – Episode 2 – Wild Wild West from Happily Stoked on Vimeo. In this episode of Happily Stoked, Sebastian Zietz and Friends hit the beautiful location of Margaret River in the South West of Western Australia, the boys score fun waves and good times including a 10 for Seabass at North Point. Then…

In the Shaping Bay: Britt Merrick

A lifetime of study under the Channel Islands name: all in the family business Imagine arriving into this world with the last name of Merrick. Imagine being a kid and looking through the door of your dad’s shaping bay, planer at work, and watching for hours the creation of boards for surfers like Shaun Tomson,…

WIN A FREE CUSTOM CI ~ #ThisIsMySurfboard

Help us celebrate surfboards and the people who build them! Channel Islands will be giving away one FREE custom board per month to the surfer that uses #ThisIsMySurfboard to best help us acknowledge and celebrate the craft of board building. It can be a complete one-off built by your mate in his garage or a…

Aton

Aton from mini blanchard on Vimeo. West swells in May are rare for Ventura but not unheard of. Here, Eithan “Aton” Osborne takes apart some watery ramps recently around home.

Timing | Pursunig Fine Art

Timing | Pursuing Fine Art from White Flag Productions on Vimeo. Perfect tuning does not happen by chance, and conquering it forces a path of dedication that is necessarily rooted in obsession. The final result translates into authentic artistic moments, and that is why living without aiming for this harmony is a “spiritual suicide”. Filipe…

WSL: Oi Rio Pro Women’s Final Day

The women’s action at the Oi Rio Pro was on fire, the level of surfing was up there with the mens. On the final day Johanne Defay went up against fellow CI Team rider Nikki van Dijk in their Semi Final matchup, but Johanne finished on top… she later ended up going down to Tyler…