Channel Islands High 5 Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the High 5:

‘The High 5 was cooked up by CI staff to be fun and forgiving but with performance sprinkled in. Designed to be a quicker and nimbler offspring of the Average Joe, the High 5 will pad your wave count and still allow for rail work and section making. The bottom is single concave entry to deep double through the fins and terminating with deep concave vee out the tail. Comes stock with 5 fin boxes and can be ridden as a quad or thruster. You can ride the High 5 however you want, but CI staff generally ride it about 3” to 5” shorter than our height.’

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Image Source: CI Surfboards

Image Source: CI Surfboards

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Image Source: Compare Surfboards

Image Source: Compare Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“The good – it is rocket ship fast in small surf, as you might guess. Really lively, really nimble. For all of the people that have questions about the Average Joe and say, ‘I’m a more advanced surfer and I’ve heard the Average Joe can be a little bit limiting.’ This could be a very good option for you.

I think this will really loosen up your surfing in small, gutless conditions. If you’re a big roundhouse person, you’ll be able to do that on this board in tiny waves. You’ll really be able to throw this High 5 around in many ways that you can’t surf some of the other tiny wave grovelers on the market. “ – Benny, CompareSurfboards

“Overall, I feel the High 5 is a board for everyone. I’ve got the High 5 here in the 5’4, which is 28.5 liters, which is almost smack on for what I get for my performance or just normal shortboards but I think getting it scaled up a bit more size I think it’s a board that would cover most surfers. I think your advance surfers would have a lot of fun with this at your grovelly days at your local beach during summer when you get average waves and I think also your beginners/intermediate beginner surfers could definitely scale it out to have enough foam under you.” – Craig, CompareSurfboards

“I love this board!” – Surf Show and Tell

“Really fun board, fast.” – Lucas, Hansen Surfboards

Size Chart:

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Here are a few videos we found of the Channel Islands High 5:

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

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