SOUTH COAST BLOG
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It seems like new board models are getting released on the regular, we want to keep you up to date about what is out there! We will be highlighting new shapes (and giving some much deserved attention to existing shapes) monthly in blog form, as well as on our social media platforms! Our first featured surfboard is the Twin Fin from Channel Islands!
PC: Kevin Fuertes
To get the most insight, we grabbed info straight from the source, cisurfboards.com:
“The Twin Fin has a retro 70’s feel, with updated performance qualities.
It was originally designed and hand shaped by Britt Merrick when asked to compete in a surf contest where shapers ride retro boards they have created themselves. Inspired by a twin fin that his father Al had shaped for himself in the late 70’s, and that a friend had recently found at a garage sale, Britt took a template off it, drew it on a blank and updated the rocker to have a more modern feel with added positive drive and carving ability. Thus, the new CI Twin Fin was born. The Twin Fin has been tested by Britt, Dane and CI Factory pilots in everything from weak beach breaks to good Rincon and has proved to be a fast and fun wave catching machine. To offset negative characteristics of a usual high-volume retro design, the Twin Fin’s rails are tapered and relatively thin feeling for added sensitivity and responsiveness. The Twin Fin comes with two CI Futures fins, perfectly tuned for the design, and an all-new CI trailer that we hand shaped and foiled at the factory just for this board.”
Legendary shredder Sterling Weatherley on his new Twin Fin!
PC: Josh Torres