Watch Dane Gudauskas test ride Channel Islands Surfboards’ Next Gen “fish” shape, simply called the CI Fish. This new model is thinned-out and tuned-up for added performance, making it a versatile craft that can energize your average grovel sesh one day then have you screaming down-the-line on clean, head high points the next.
The CI Fish's DNA can be traced back to 2005’s Retro Fish, which two years later inspired the Skinny Fish—a refined version of the Channel Islands Retro Fish, featuring more user-friendly rails with less volume and a quad fin set-up. This third iteration of CI's fish family takes us back to a twin keel set-up but adds some subtle performance board characteristics into a classic plan shape, resulting in an update that fish aficionados and performance board die-hards alike can appreciate.Channel Islands Surfboards' pro team riders such as Dane Gudauskas, Sage Erickson, Conner Coffin, Mike February, and Alex Gray all say that the CI Fish is faster than greased lighting and zips through any flat sections with ease.
Edit by Sean LeshThis new model performs best with the brand new Channel Islands AMK Futures keel fin template. Inspired by a classic outline, they boast a modern rake shape, graduated tip flex and flat inside foils finely tuned for fast, high performance surfing. Both the fins and the CI Fish are available at fine surf shops everywhere or www.cisurfboards.com. Built for stock in both PU/PE and EPS Spine-Tek constructions. Videographers Sean Lesh and Jacob Vanderwork