Channel Islands Taco Grinder Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the Taco Grinder:

‘Originating as a board for navigating long barrels in Mexico, the Taco Grinder is a direct result of CI team demanding shortboard performance in waves that require a semi-gun or step-up. Bottom is single concave throughout, a fuller rail and tail kick make it good paddler that still goes vertical. In short, a versatile high performance step-up designed for advanced surfers who want to take their good wave performance to the next level. Ride this board the same width and thickness as your all-around performance board, but 2” to 6” longer depending on how big the waves are.’

Image Source: cisurfboards.com

Image Source: cisurfboards.com

Image Source: Surf Station

Image Source: Surf Station

Image Source: Down The Line

Image Source: Down The Line

What people are saying about it:

A no-nonsense semi-gun, the Channel Islands Taco Grinder will allow you to surf vertically and carve hard in serious waves. A great board for that trip to Indo.” – Down The Line

The Taco Grinder’s outline is familiar and yet foreign—a little curvier, a little fuller than the traditional step-ups that most of us let gather dust during the summer. The bottom features a simple single concave throughout its entirety, with fuller, chunkier rails and a little added flip in the tail for pivot and maneuberability.” – Surfers Village

The ideal board for your next big wave trip, whether it’s Mexico or Fiji the Taco Grinder will get you in early and lock you into the barrel.” – Magic Seaweed

If you want a step up that is going to have a similar feel and performance of a high performance short board then this is the board. Board has full rails, a good amount of tail kick, and single concave. This board can be put on rail, go vertical, and hold in the barrel. A great high performance step up.” – Surfer Station

Size Chart:

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