The Channel Islands 5ft 6 neck Beard Squash. The 2012 Neckbeard tail was taken directly from Dane's hand-drawn template. Dane kept the overall generous plan-shape to provide a skatey feel but the tail refinement allows for slightly more back foot sensitivity. Light single concave and vee out the back, increased rail-to-rail transition and wider through the nose and tail.
If you are a fan of the Dumpster Diver, then definitely grow out your Neck Beard. You can ride your new 2012 Neck Beard Squash in anything from knee to just over head high. Order yours 4 to 6 inches shorter than your height.
"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" - Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper
The Channel Islands Fred Rubble is the latest addition to Santa Barbara surfer Conner Coffin's quiver. He says : "The Fred Rubble is actually quite a bit different than my other boards. It has a lower entry rocker and a wider outline. It has more volume than a Proton, but it isn't really short and chunky like a Dumpster Diver. It's just a fun board for waves from waist high to a little over head. I've been riding mine two inches shorter than my standard shortboard and 1/4 inch wider. For example, my standard shortboard is a 5'11 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16 Proton and I ride my Fred Rubble as a 5'9 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/16. So I'd recommend for you a 5'11? if your normal board is a 6'1". - Connor Coffin.
Ridden by Conner in all conditions, from low tide Rincon and dumpy HB, to the fat faced mushy stuff. The board features a single to double concave and comes standard in a squash tail. The wide point is forward to skate over flat sections but with more tail kick than a Flyer so it stays tight when turning hard in the pocket.
Dane claimed best turn of his life on this board in the Rip Curl Search Puerto Rico contest in 2010.
Super spicy and the perfect board to fill the gap between your shortboard and your Dumpster Diver
Channel Island Surfboards
boardshop.co.uk takes a look at the Channel Island range. Including Dane Reynolds' new Neck Beard and Kelly Slaters favorite and the board of the year, the Connor Coffin Fred Rubble.