Al Merrick & Channel Islands – Channel Islands Surfboards began back in 1969, catering to the hard-core surfing industry and has grown to become probably the most reputable, cutting edge surfing company in the world. Channel Islands work with a number of world class surfboard shapers and designers, including Al Merrick. Al Merrick surfboards are among the most sought after surfboards worldwide – Merrick say’s of Channel Islands “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.” We stock a number of Al Merrick surfboards including the Al Merrick Biscuit, Al Merrick Fishcuit, Al Merrick POD and Al Merrick Whip. Due to the relationship we have with Channel Islands, we are also able to order in any Al Merrick surfboard you may wish to order, such as the Proton, the Wizard Sleeve, the Robber or the Al Merrick Tangent – and can also arrange to have them custom made to your requirements. Al Merrick also spread the brand into clothing and surfing accessories, including Al Merrick. In 2006 Channel Islands Surfboard was acquired by the Burton Corporation.