Channel Islands Tech 1 Small 1 Tab Fins

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The Channel Islands Tech 1 Fins take a page from history, add 21st century materials and turn out one amazing set of performance fins. Allowing for ultimate control, CI fins offer a predictable and consistent feel underfoot while fulfilling the high demand for the drive and release needed in professional level surfing. Al Merrick has refined his designs to meet the needs of surfers today but has remained true to the original layout he developed in the 80's. The Tech 1 fins offer a wide base, long rake and his signature smaller center fin that frees up the tail for a more rippable approach. Using proven templates, modern technology and Channel Islands quality, the Tech 1 Fin series has the performance you want and all the versatility you need to do big things in the water.


  • Size: Small
  • Fins in set: 3
  • Ideal Conditions: Tech 1 is designed to perform in a variety of conditions and has a wide base for drive off of the bottom, more rake for big carves, and a finer tip for release off of the top.
  • Material: RTM polyester resin and fiberglass construction. Unique core reduces resin content and weight. Proprietary fiberglass weave and orientation is designed for maximum response and performance. Versatile high performance option.
  • Performance: The Tech 1 honeycomb hexagonal core combined with the Al Merrick template offers a medium flex pattern, making this fin a versatile option for a wide range of surfing abilities. Designed with riders 145lbs and under in mind.

Tech Specs

Center Fin:

  • Height: 4.18 in
  • Base: 4.31 in
  • Area: 13.49 sq in
  • Foil: 50/50

Side Fins:

  • Height: 4.34 in
  • Base: 4.32 in
  • Area: 13.82 sq in
  • Foil: Flat


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