Channel Islands M4 Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the M4:

‘From 2004 to 2007 the M4 was a favorite with surfers on tour for riding small to medium waves: Flat entry rocker, increased tail kick, full rail, and single concave. The M-4 has a wider nose and tail, so ride this one an inch shorter and a hair wider if you surf mostly in small waves. The M-4 is considered one of the more forgiving boards in the CI line. The M4 is still a popular board for custom orders.’

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: GumTree.com.au

Image Source: GumTree.com.au

What people are saying about it:

“Down the line you get loads of speed but keep your turns fluid or you’ll lose it when you get to the lip. I really like pushing the tail out at the top of turns as you can get that extra inch or two that lands you right back in the pocket. I like the board most in head high, clean surf as my smoother turns were feeling really good. I’m no aerial wizard so I can’t boast my exploits in that department but maybe if I had tested the 5’10 model… just maybe!” – Bradley on surfd.com

“Fun board had a lot of good sessions on this board. Definitely in my top ten of favorite boards I had. But not top 3.” – Rob Kenworthy on SurfScience.com

“…for the past 2 years I’ve been surfing an Al Merick M4 board (6.1 x 18”5/8 X 2”1/4; Squash Tail, G-AM fins) and love it. The issue is that I feel it is a bit too small for my size (5’11” X 180lb) when paddling. For example, quite often other guys catch the waves earlier than me — which is particularly annoying when the line-up is really busy…, also my overall paddling seems slower than most of the other guys when trying to quickly get to the best spot for catching an incoming set. Once on the wave, I have no problems and I simply love this fantastic board.” – fastruner on Surfing-Waves.com

“You surf with a balance of power and precision and in a wide variety of wave conditions. Works with either front footed or back footed surfers.” – ReviewSurfboards.com

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