Channel Islands Mini Review

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What the Channel Islands site says about the Mini:

‘Channel Islands Surfboards is pleased to announce a surfboard design collaboration with Kalani Robb and MINI. By incorporating our common passion for performance and having fun we developed a versatile surfboard that performs in a unusually wide range of conditions. The MINI offers a ultra relaxed rocker, wider nose, wider squash tail, thinned rails, and aggressive single to double concave with vee out the tail. Taking a page from Al’s popular Skinny Fish design the MINI incorporates all the speed and wave catching ability of a traditional fish with the performance benefits of a squash tail. Designed to work best in knee to head high surf. This board is best positioned as your go to groveler in your quiver. Ride this board 3″ – 6″ shorter than your height.’

Image Source: cisurfboards.com

Image Source: cisurfboards.com

Image Source: Surf Ride

Image Source: Surf Ride

What people are saying about it:

The Channel Islands MINI features an ultra relaxed rocker for fast paddling and early plane, a wider nose to get you into the wave early, wider squash tail to pick up weaker waves and make it round mushy sections, thinned out rails, and an aggressive single to double concave with vee running out through the tail.” – Board Shop

The Mini I am riding in the video is 5’3 which is 6″ shorter than I am and the Channel Islands website is very good at helping with this information on all of their models. I suggest having a range on the volume for all the different board types, i.e. small wave boards, normal short board, and your step up.” – Surf Show and Tell

Excitingly, slicing through the water on a surfboard and steering around the corners in a go-kart happens to deliver the same thrill – that’s what at least we have understood by the new invention of MINI, a surfboard. The first of its kind from company, MINI has built it in collaboration with Channel Islands and a professional surfer named Kalani Robb.” – Indian Drives

If you think user-friendly formula 1, the MINI by Channel Islands surfboards could well make it into your quiver. Works in rivers and any conditions from knee-high to well over-head.” – A Bigger Prank

The board, called “THE MINI,” reflects MINI’s best attributes and has been shaped from scratch to cut through waves at speed with its short and sporty design.” – Motoring File

Size Chart:

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

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

@channelislandsperu

@channelislandsperu

@cisjpn

@cisjpn

@cisurfboards

@cisurfboards

@jet_akira

@jet_akira

@lakersurfer

@lakersurfer

@manuelag1

@manuelag1

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