Channel Islands Fever Review


What the Channel Islands’ website says about the Fever:

‘The Fever has its roots in Al Merrick’s trusted and proven high performance short board designs. The goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Patrick Gudauskas was to create a more accessible tour level performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would “instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity.” Borrowing Pat’s favorite elements of the Proton, Rookie and MBM, and combining them with a subtle single concave and lower rocker resulted in a board with a huge sweet spot.

With a slightly more parallel outline and forgiving rocker the Fever has proven to be an all-around design that excels in a wide range of conditions and wave types. The Fever also has responded really well to the FlexBar Technology- “ I think because it’s such a fast board, the Flexbar technology gives it extra pop and flair and is a nice compliment to the relatively simple outline”.’

Image Source: Channel Islands Surfboards

Image Source: Channel Islands Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“I think the Channel Islands Fever is really for most people that want to look at (and are capable of riding) a high performance shortboard. I think it’s also a really good board if you’re not trying to have a quiver of 20 boards, and you want to have, you know, just one or two to cover most conditions. I look at surfing and surfboards in a bit of a continuum from really average waves, really grovely, crappy waves (you know, your weak summer, onshore stuff), to pumping six-foot winter offshore conditions.

The Channel Islands Fever sits nicely across that whole thing. It’s okay in more average conditions. You see people surfing the CI Fever on the QS in a heat when it’s howling onshore, one foot and high tide. It still seems to move really well. Then, like I said, it goes well in good waves, too.” – Craig on Compare Surfboards

“Got this board as well 2 months ago, I must say from the very surf I loved it! But I found that it needs a 2 foot + and shape to really light up unless you have a pretty good level that enable you to really get speed off small waves, anything above it is so good and turn on a dime – I’m just waiting for my Cab Sav to complete my little quiver!” – Mathieu Revel on YouTube

“Best board ever, mine goes mental!” – Miguel Gallego on YouTube

“The Fever has more speed in and out of turns and it has more snap in my top turns. The Fever has flare like I have never felt before in a short board.” – Surf n Show Reviews on YouTube

“I didn’t think it looked amazing under his feet either compared to like the Sampler or other low rocker boards he’s reviewed. Maybe it’s one of those that feels better than it looks.” – user Aruka on SURFER Magazine forum

“They look hell, kinda 90’s style” – user _seabone on Instagram

“New favorite board. Thanks gents” – user st_seantaylor on Instagram

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