Channel Islands Neck Beard 2 5'9 x 19 5/8 x 2 1/2 Surfboard
When something isn’t broke, there’s no need to fix it. That said, Britt Merrick and Dane Reynolds still felt a few slight refinements would make an already epic board that much better. And it did in the Channel Islands Neck Beard 2 5'9 Surfboard.
A big fan of single concave, Dane asked Britt to take out the vee from the original Neck Beard, creating single throughout. This changed the rocker landscape some, but in a very positive way—enhancing its wave entry, down-the-line speed, and overall control. They also widened the tail block 1/2” and added a slight hip, resulting in increased responsiveness and maneuverability.
- DIMENSIONS: 5'9 x 19 5/8 x 2 1/2
- VOLUME: 31.3L
- TAIL: Square
- FIN CONFIGURATION: Thruster
- FINS: Futures
- CONSTRUCTION: PU/PE
- SURFBOARD TYPE: Shortboard
Polyurethane is the traditional way of hand making surfboards. This technique was introduced in the '50s and came after wooden surfboards. It starts with a polyurethane foam blank which is then glassed over with a fiberglass cloth. Polyester Resin is then applied by working on several layers before the board is finally sanded down to its final state. The result is a nice clean, smooth, hand shaped surfboard. What's also nice about this construction is that the PU foam is a closed cell so that it won't easily soak in water if you happen to encounter a ding. Plus, the technique has been perfected over the years and surfers know it so it feels familiar under their feet.