An all around, high performance shortboard designed for down the line speed and easy rail-to-rail transitions, the Black & White is based on a favorite hand shape Britt Merrick made Dane Reynolds for Santa Barbara area point breaks. Dane related its feel to a good MBM.
The Black & White has a fairly low entry rocker, a staged flat-ish section between the feet, and an accelerated kick out the tail. A single concave runs the length of the board, is deepest near the front fins and shallows into a hint of vee exiting the tail block.
A flat deck design, the Black & White offers improved flex characteristics, a solid under-your-feet feel, and full rails. The board should be ridden about your same height to 2″ longer than you are tall. Because of the flat deck ride the board 1/8” thinner than your normal shortboard to keep the same general volume.
The Black & White is suitable for most surfers in most types of surf where a shortboard is appropriate.
Al Merrrick “Black and White” 5’11 x 19 x 2.25 x 27.4L
Channel Islands Black and White
Rider Standard: Intermediate to Pro
Suitable Conditions: The Black and white has been designed as a high performance shortboard, working best in shoulder to overhead.
Template: A standard performance shortboard, pulled in nose and tail for powerful, in the pocket surfing.
Rocker: Relaxed entry rocker, staged semi-flat middle section between your feet and an accelerated kick through the tail and fins.
Tail: Pulled in squash with the classic CI hip.
Concave: A single concave runs the length of the board, is deepest near the front fins and shallows into a hint of vee exiting the tail block.