Anyone have the new board design \"Average Joe\" from Channel Island. Saw it for the first time on their website and want some feedback. Looks like a bad ass little board. Tried to find one one around the Carolina's and Fla but can't. Any suggestions?<br /><br />http://www.cisurfboards.com/surfboards/average-joe/<br /><br />Thanks for the input.............
I can't tell what he is doing with the rocker, but I imagine it's pretty flat and the dims look similar to the Lost bottom feeder. I'd call it a full volume groveler, tons of fun. I've planning to whip up something similar when my life calms down a bit. "Up to head high" means like 95% of east coast days. I think Al is wising up to the fact that we don't all want to ride the "dane" or the "kelly" because we don't get pumping surf all the time. Before there wasn't much in between the fishcuit and the pro models.
i have a Chaize board basically the same shape. this design is old old news.
mine's 5'8" by really wide by about 2.5" thick. nose is almost rounded. it's like a quad set-up mini-simmons kinda shape. the board works in anything from 1 ft to 5 ft and paddles like a dream. when the surf gets bigger/hollower she's just a bit too fast under my feet.
bottom line is...buy local, feed your local shaper, and save a boatload of money while you're at it.
If you knew how to surf in the first place, you wouldn't be worried about where you could get a corpo Channel Islands board. it's not hard to figure out that anywhere between 19.25 and 21 is an appropriate width for a board on the east coast. I don't care what anyone says, I've been getting barreled and hucking whammies on a dumb Mike Daniel Twin Fin Fish for years and the thing is 5'0 by 21. Stop paying this tool to punch in some numbers on a board making machine and find someone that can put a little soul in your board. the pride you'll have in a locally shaped board will make you that much better of a surfer, and besides, the dimensions are something you need to figure out on your own . . . the board does not make the surfer, the surfer makes the board!!!!!!!!!!! STOP BEING KOOKS.