Channel Islands Pod Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the Pod:

‘A global favorite for punting since 2000. The Pod is built to fly. Deep concaves with a foiled nose and a swallow tail keep the Pod lively and maintains its high performance. The “snub” nose puts volume forward, allowing for maximum planing and wave catching. The wide, curvy outline makes the Pod friendly for all levels of surfers. Ride this board 6″ to 8″ shorter, about 1 1/2″ wider and about 1/8″ thicker, about 3″ to 6″ shorter than you are tall.’

Image Source: CI Surfboards

Image Source: CI Surfboards

Image Source: SurfStitch

Image Source: SurfStitch

What people are saying about it:

“In general, it has a good shape that’s conducive to catching waves easily, having a bit of fun and it’s quite a stable, easy board to ride as well. It actually works for a lot of different ability levels of surfers. I’ll talk you through the things that I thought were different about this versus the swallow tail Pod.” – Benny, CompareSurfboards

“I have a Pod with a round tail in a 6’4, rode it hard all summer up here on the Gold Coast. Its so easy to paddle and I think its quite fast. I’ve been surfing it from everywhere from snapper to beach breaks in poor to average surf. It can take drops like a champ too!” – User Nic on CompareSurfboards

“Intermediate Hawaii surfer, weigh 138lbs, and have a 5’6″ x 19.75″ x 2.38″. It’s slightly little too much volume but paddles super good and really floaty. Love this board, turns good. But gets little unstable when 1.5x to 2x overhead and going faster. Anything under 1.5x it’s sick.” – User Daron on SurfScience

“Merricks version of the best selling Lost RNF. I have owned both and find that the Pod catches waves easier and is more fun on a small day.”
– User ChurchSurfer on SurfScience

Size Chart:

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

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

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