Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The surfboard wizard "Al Merrick"
This is the man that shapes the surfboards of 9 times world champion - Kelly Slater.
Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 38 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world.
"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
picture 1_Al working his magic picture 2_the Channel Islands M13. This is the board that I'm saving money for, it will ride any wave from small to double overhead waves. Perfect allround surfboard.