Channel Islands Wizard Sleeve Review

What the Channel Islands site says about the Wizard Sleeve:

‘Imagine riding a wave without a surfboard under your feet, exploring parts of the wave that the length of a normal surfboard usually prohibits… For this, Kelly created the wizard sleeve, possibly the closest thing to surfing without a board. If you are ready for the volume of your standard shortboard hidden in a board that is 6-8 inches shorter, then maybe you are ready for this board. The vee bottom on the Wizard Sleeve allows for smooth rail to rail transitions while the wider nose area in the entry of the board definitely helps increase planning speed over flat sections .As well its narrow tail defines it from a fishy board and gives it more control.

This board was originally offered in the following sizes: 5’4, 5’6 5’8 and 5’10, and comes standard with a bump round pin tail, which not only smoothes out your style but suits quick direction changes perfectly.

This board is standard with 5 sets of two tab plugs which provides versatility and can be ridden as either a tri or quad-fin.

CUSTOM order ONLY.’

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Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: Surf Ride

Image Source: Surf Ride

What people are saying about it:

The Wizard Sleeve is definitely a specialty board, it’s not meant for really small waves but rather chest high to overhead.” – Surf Station on YouTube

I really got to test out the Wizard Sleeve during the Hurley contest swell…In those waves, 5’-8’, the Wizard Sleeve worked great. I got into waves easily, and I was carving off the top in steeper sections of the wave than I normally would.” – user GdBoy Tyler on Surfer Mag

Took the wizard sleeve out again today. Only the second time I have ridden it…What surprises me is how well it paddles…Paddles every bit as good as a regular shortly, the foam distribution is really quite smart. Really starting to like the board and decided when I go to Indo next year I will be taking it. It would be a good board to surf over there and feel the wave more than the board.” – user bohdidontsurf on realsurf.com

The Wizard Sleeve is a good wave board.” – user AndrewIfallalot on Swell Info

Size Chart:

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