Channel Islands Dumpster Diver Review

What the Channel Islands website says about the Dumpster Diver:

“Our board designs are direct results of team feedback, so when Dane showed up at the factory in early 2010 requesting a short wide epoxy with single concave and a huge square tail to make the summer bearable, the Dumpster Diver was born. When he came back a week later and wanted one with a narrower nose and a Rookie tail template for the Trestles contest in 3 days, the 2nd Generation Dumpster Diver was created and remained under his feet all the way through to his first final at the WCT Trestles 2009. Voted SIMA board of the year for 2010. The Dumpster has a ton of curve in a short package, so stick to the pocket and keep it on rail.”

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Image Source: Channel Islands

Image Source: Channel Islands

What people are saying about it:

“Great board waist to head high in chop or glass, I’ve noticed if it gets overhead it tends not to hold as well and bounce a little. This is also because you’ll be riding it shorter than your other boards, but overall worth getting.” – User Nokooks on Swellinfo.com

“Ive had mine for a little over a year now and its definitely my go to board when the waves are under head high. Rides like a skateboard and is my most maneuverable board in my quiver. I would reccomend one for anyone looking for a small wave board” – User S.s.shredder on Swellinfo.com

“i got one a couple of summers ago. like some others have said, its good for around thigh high and up to about head high depending on the conditions. ive ridden it in bigger surf easily up to head+, but if you start getting into some late steep drops or get some good hollow barrels it tends to nose dive it a lot more off of the drop b/c the lack of rocker throughout the board. i think its definitely a board to have in the quiver if you like the feel of a shortboard and dont want to get too fishy in the smaller stuff. but if you are surfing weak musy small surf, it wont perform. but then again not many boards perform in that kinda stuff unless you have a longboard or maybe a minisimmons” – User SJerzSrfr on Swellinfo.com

Size Chart:

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