Channel Islands Sperm Whale Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the Sperm Whale:

‘In 2012 we put Dane in a blue room with a block of foam, threw out the measuring tools, freehanded the outline, eyeballed the fin placement, and had the ingredients for something completely different. While the “Sperm Whale” is not for everyone, those with some wave knowledge and a penchant for challenge found an entirely different groove. Best as a small wave board. No set length to ride this board, but generally ride this board shorter than you are tall.’

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Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: Compare Surfboards

Image Source: Compare Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

Like a cult movie, Dane Reynolds & Al Merrick’s strange creation has grown a loyal – even fanatical – following of surfers who love the way the Channel Islands Sperm Whale flows through the water.” – Compare Surfboards

Lots of foam in the board and it felt about right for waist to chest junk windswell. Almost zero rocker in the board and it is fast with a quad set up.” – user swool5150 on Surfer Mag

Just got a Sperm Whale @ CI this week. Channel Islands are only making these custom now. My experience was the same as most. Fun, fast and smooth pocket rider.” – Scott Graeber on YouTube

The Sperm Whale is a good board to have in your quiver to mix things up… I would highly recommend this board for point waves or beach breaks with a lot of face, it’s a great down the line board. It carries speed like no other!” – Timmy Curran on Surf Station

The Sperm Whale has a very interesting outline, and yes it kind of does look like a sperm whale. Wide nose and middle, with a narrower tail… There is some tail rocker to make it more forgiving when surfing in pockety waves, instead of just laid back mushy stuff. However, it’s best meant for easily gliding and trimming.” – hostevie.com

Size Chart:

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