Board of the Month-Channel Islands Bonzer

When was the last time you tried a Bonzer? Say hello to the Bonzer Shelter! Channel Islands has introduced their newest board, a collab with The Campbell Brothers. “The goal of this dynamic collaboration is to bring the Bonzer, one of surfing’s most unique and original designs, to the forefront and to continue CI’s tradition of surfers building quality surfboards.” In addition to the Shelter, Channel Islands has created a Bonzer Biscuit, giving a new twist to an old favorite!

For a board review, check out the vid below and for complete board details, head over to

The Bonzer Shelter is featured in blue, the Bonzer Biscuit in grey. Photo credit: Kevin Fuertes




Board of the Month-RNF Redux by …Lost

The RNF from Lost was an instant classic after the release of the flick “5’5″ X 19 1/4.” To commemorate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the video, Lost did a bit of tweaking and has now introduced the RNF Redux!


PC: Kevin Fuertes

Here are some snippets from, for more info head over to their site.
“We recently started re-imagining and tweaking the RNF Classic and combining it with the post 2000 RNF-Quint…Keeping the pulled in performance and easy going drive of the the Classic, with glide and versatility of the RNF-Qunit, we created a high performance hybrid that paddles well and glides across flat faced, sloppy, small junk surf, as well as perform radical, on rail, precise high speed surfing in real waves.”

Smith Optics + Salty Crew

This is a partnership we didn’t know we needed! “Where high-adrenaline fishing meets progressive surfing culture.” The collaboration was organized by world champion surfer, and long time Smith athlete, CJ Hobgood. Created for those who are happiest on the water, the new ChromaPop Blue mirror lens is offered in 3 Lowdown models. Available now, at both South Coast locations.


Image and Info courtesy of Smith Optics

Board of the Month-The Sci-Fi from Firewire

What do you get when one of the best shapers gets together with one of the best surfers? A new design that is out of this world! The Sci-Fi is one of three boards that falls under the Slater Designs category. Read more about this Tomo + Slater collab below.

PC: Kevin Fuertes

The Sci-Fi is a mash up of classic curves and modern rocker served with a Futuristic twist of fluid dynamic principles likely found in the design archives of Bruce Wayne. Expect seemingly unnatural acceleration, instantaneous response and an all around level performance that can only be described as Electric. The Sci-Fi is a high performance all-rounder with impressive range (1-8ft ) with usability for intermediate to advanced surfers. 5-fin Option.

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