Channel Islands Water Hog 8'6 x 22 1/2 x 3 Surfboard
A best seller for 10 years, the Channel Islands Water Hog 8'6 Surfboard bridges the gap between a more performance-oriented M-13 hybrid model and a longboard. Low entry rocker for trimming and enough tail rocker to stay high performance. Bottom goes from flat entry with concave, to vee out the tail.
- DIMENSIONS: 8'6 x 22 1/2 x 3
- VOLUME: 65.9L
- TAIL: Squash
- FIN CONFIGURATION: Thruster
- FINS: Futures
- CONSTRUCTION: Polyurethane/Polyester Resin
- SURFBOARD TYPE: Hybrid
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.