Channel Islands Sperm Whale, planing hull inspired design by Dane Reynolds

£499.99 £599.99 You Save £100.00

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One of the most anticipated boards in the Channel Islands range, the Sperm Whale looks very different and promises to offer something different for any experienced surfer.

Inspired by the Mini Simmons planing hull design, the round nose and parallel rails give you volume and a gliding feel, the quad fin set up gives you speed for drawing out turns and hold for steeper sections.

Although the board is wide and the round nose does give you a boost in volume for the length of board it's not as thick or generous as some of the other small wave boards that have been really popular recently, the JS Pier Pony and the Lost Bottom Feeder are bigger boards which offer more float, where the Sperm Whale comes into it's own is the refined rails and obvious influence from Dane Reynolds making it a higher performance board than the average groveller.

If you are an experienced surfer looking to make the most of smaller or just less steep waves, or if you're just looking for something different to a fish or short & wide shortboard shape this is a beautiful board that will definitely turn heads and could result in a whole new flow for your surfing.

The Sperm Whales that we have in stock are supplied with a quad set of FCS Performance core quad fins, you can find out more about the SF4 quad set here: FCS SF4 PC Quad

Channel Islands say:

Put Dane in a blue room with a block of foam, throw out the measuring tools, freehand the outline, eyeball your fin placement, and you have the ingredients for something completely different from CI. While the "Sperm Whale" is not for everyone, those with some wave knowledge and a penchant for challenge can find an entirely different groove.

Dimensions & Fin set-up:

Length Width Thickness Volume/litres Fins
5ft5 21 1/4" 2 1/8" 27.4 FCS - SF4 Quad
5ft7 21 3/8" 2 1/4" 30 FCS - SF4 Quad
5ft9 21 1/2" 2 3/8" 33.1 FCS - SF4 Quad
5ft11 21 5/8" 2 1/2" 36.4 FCS - SF4 Quad
6ft1 21 3/4" 2 5/8" 39.7 FCS - SF4 Quad


CI Ultra Light Glassing:

UL is standard on all shortboards 6'4" and under

  • 2 full layers of 4 oz. deck
  • 1 full layer of 4 oz. bottom

High performance stock glass job

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. It started with hard-core surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have brought us through three decades of constant change in the surf industry. Channel Islands will shape the new millennium with innovative design and quality as our main focus.

"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

In July of 2006, Channel Islands Surfboards was acquired by Burton Corporation. This is a marriage of two like-minded companies; both being privately held organizations focused on rider-driven product and manufacturing the best possible equipment available. At a time when the surfboard industry was undergoing massive changes, the added resources brought to CI from Burton allowed us to renew our focus on design and board building in our home of Santa Barbara California. CI promptly moved to a larger facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, setting the foundation for developing, testing, and building boards in Santa Barbara for many years to come.

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