Channel Islands Rook 15 Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the Rook 15:

‘First seen on the WCT tour in 2010, the Rookie has been rediscovered by our entire CT team this year; Seabass, Kelly, Adriano, Lakey, Bianca, Sage and Kai all have won heats on the new Rookie 15. Ridden shorter and wider than the original, the Rook 15 is the ultimate contest workhorse. Single concave throughout, the Rook 15 works best when on rail. Ride this board your same height to 2” longer.’

Image Source: SurfRide.com

Image Source: SurfRide.com

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

What people are saying about it:

“Fantastic board. Don’t let the rocker scare you (it’s the board with most rocker i ever had and I always ride shortboards) it’s one of the fastest boards I ever had. It’s a shortboard so you ride it when the waves have push – I surf mine from punchy 2 foot up to very solid 6 foot before i go to my Fader (another sick board). I ride 28-28.5lts in my shortboards and have the 6’0 stock which goes amazing. my fish and step up are around 29 lts.” – Dre on CompareSurfboards.com

“When the waves get fun the Channel Islands Rookie 15 is the only board you need! From punchy chest high surf to solid double overhead barrels this board works! It can hold in the tube, transitions well from rail to rail, and can fly as high as you can take it. The Rookie 15 is the updated version of Channel Islands incredibly popular Rookie model from a few years back. I travel to El Salvador twice a year and this is my go to board for the long, right-hand, cobblestone point breaks. It has hidden volume from a wider nose and slightly fuller rails which allow for great wave catching ability while simultaneously keeping all the high performance aspects of the original Rookie. For any surf trip I have planned this board is a must have in my board bag!” – Surf Station Employee

“A great performer in solid waves, step ups don’t come any better!” – BoardShop.co.uk

“This board has all the tools for a vertical attack, pocket surfing and carving powerful turns on demanding waves. Strictly for the accomplished surfer looking for a performance surfboard.” – BoardShop.co.uk

Size Chart:

5’6″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/16″ | 21.70
5’8″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ | 23.20
5’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 3/16″ | 24.40
5’10” x 18 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ | 25.60
5’11” x 18 7/8″ x 2 5/16″ | 27
6’0″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″ | 28.30
6’1″ x 19 1/8″ x 2 7/16″ | 29.70
6’2″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ | 30.90
6’3″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 9/16″ | 32.70
6’4″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ | 34.30
6’5″ x 19 7/8″ x 2 11/16″ | 35.80
6’6″ x 20″ x 2 3/4″ | 37.40
6’8″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ | 38.80
6’10” x 20 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ | 42.10

Here are some videos we found of the Channel Islands Rook 15:

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