Channel Islands Black Beauty Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the Black Beauty:

‘The Black Beauty has become one of our most popular step up boards. A replica of Tom Curren’s famous 1985 Bell’s Beach, Occy beating, and world title winning board. Vee bottom makes this a great board for good waves. Power, speed and flow are timeless cornerstones of good style. The trend to shorter and wider boards has come at the expense of drive, and with top surfers around the globe revisiting power surfing, the timeless design of Curren’s 1985 Black Beauty has not gone unnoticed. As evident by Connor Coffin’s recent performance at Jeffrey’s Bay this board is the gold standard for those seeking to surf with pure power and style.’

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Image Source: Channel Islands

Image Source: Channel Islands

What people are saying about it:

“best board iv surfed at overhead snapper rocks .good in the barrel.perfect for the open face round house.al was ahead of his time with this board like the fender strat guitar it is a masterpiece and can be enjoyed for ever.I would recermend it.” – User Gus on Surfscience.com

“Still underrated as far as skill level goes for one of Al and Tom’s proven designs.” – User More Wave at Surfscience.com

“One of the best boards for big/bigger waves ever made. Solid , Stable, Fast , Carvy and Smooth…all around radness.” – User Casey Hoch on Surfscience.com

“Tom Curren and Al Merrick…it doesn’t get much better than that.” – User Church Surfer on Surfscience.com

“something I can hop on with confidence after not riding it for ages. Like hooking up with an old girlfriend, comfortable, familiar, not alot of surprises. dependable.” – User Sdsurfrat on Surfermag.com

Size Chart:

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