Channel Islands OG Flyer Review


What the Channel Islands site says about the OG Flyer:

‘Our all-time most popular design is The Flyer. In 1999 Al was searching for a solution to team riders’ dilemma of needing more speed and flow in lesser waves while maintaining high performance, world tour level surfing. The answer was a board that departed from the then overly narrow designs and set the stage for the modern performance shortboard that is now wider and shorter. The Flyer is easily the most ridden and enjoyed all around board in our history.

Best as an everyday board in everyday conditions, The Flyer has a single concave entry to double through the middle and a vee exit, Al’s signature bump squash, slight down rail, and a subtle nose beak. To be ridden approximately the same length as you are tall.’

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23.6 - 38.8 LVolume
2 - 6 ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“A re-release of one of the most iconic shapes from Channel Islands, the OG Flyer! The surfboard that revolutionized the shortboard industry. This board has the same original template but with modified dimensions to give you a more modern shortboard feel. This board grovels amazing in slow gutless surf with the performance of a true shortboard.” – Rider Shack

“Love this board!!! Fastest board on the market.” – a_gray on Instagram

“Yewww, too many good sessions on this board to even count!” – lakersurfer on Instagram

“The CI OG Flyer can Grovel…. I was surprised how good it felt in small waves.” – surf_n_show on Instagram

“OG Flyers are the best!” – 831prefontaine on Instagram

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Here are videos we found of the Channel Islands OG Flyer:

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