In 1999, Al Merrick designed the Flyer, revolutionizing high performance surfing in small waves. For 2013 Channel Islands has modernized the Flyer into a shorter and wider package. This new plan-shape allows for the same volume in a shorter rail line. We kept the forgiving 2-stage rocker and added spiral vee starting in front of the fins to allow for rail-to-rail quickness. The signature Merrick hip provides a pivot point for tight arcs.
The New Flyer is now available with a unidirectional carbon strip. The carbon stiffens the middle of the board, increasing flex and bend in the tail and thereby a tighter turn radius. The carbon also reinforces the middle portion of the board against breakage with no detectable weight.
Ride The New Flyer (NF) 2”-4” shorter than your height.
Designed for knee waist to head high and excels in tight or tricky conditions.
For best results ride this board with the Merrick template—look for the hexagons.
Channel Islands is building and installing our own two-tab (FCS compatible) fin box that will com standard in all two-tab built boards.
PU or Polyester construction uses traditional materials and laminating techniques to produce a strong, reliable surfboard. For years traditional polyester boards have been at the forefront of performance surfing. These boards feature a progressive flex pattern controlled by a high-grade timber stringer and feel very reliable under your feet. Polyester construction will perform in all surf conditions and can be adapted to suit a wide variety of surfboard models.
Carbon strip bottom to concentrate flex at the tail and strengthen against breaking.
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order.