Channel Islands T-Low Review

  •  
  •  
  •  

What the Channel Islands site says about the T-Low:

‘R&D on the T-Low began with Tanner Gudauskas seeking a lower rockered shortboard and has resulted in an ultra-forgiving all-around performance board. The plan shape of the T-Low takes a different path than the extreme curves in the DFR and Proton by utilizing medium entry and low exit rockers. T-Low bottom contours combine single concave at the 12” mark to flat exit through the back fin. The rails are tapered so consider riding this board 1/16” thicker than your DFR, Rubble, Proton, Rookie, etc. The T-Low has proven to be a unique design, being user friendly and still meeting World Tour requirements as evident by Tanner’s surfing and Dane Reynolds riding a T-Low prototype to a 2012 CT final in France. Tanner says, “If you could take one board on a trip this would be it.”

Image Source: SurfStitch.com

Image Source: SurfStitch.com

Image Source: ChannelIslands.mwrc.net

Image Source: ChannelIslands.mwrc.net

What people are saying about it:

“Tanner Gudauskas designed this board to be an all rounder for many different types of waves, it’s going to give you a performance board feel with a more forgiving rocker with more tapered rails than a standard shortboard.

So if you are after a board for a variety of good waves and don’t want an all out performance shortboard the T-Low is a good option.” – MagicSeaweed.com

“Amazing board. Within 2 waves it felt incredible. Seems more ‘refined’ than a Fred Rubble with more rocker and thinner (width) stock dimensions, as a result needs a bigger or punchier waves to get it going. Definitely a good idea to take the ‘go thicker’ advice as the rails are very tapered. I got a 2 5/16 instead of 2 1/4 and it doesn’t feel thicker to ride or paddle. The slight extra meat through the centre works very cleverly, got to ride it to see what I mean; bit of a revelation. I can fully see why most of the world’s best use AM. What he does with the rocker/volume/template/concave mix is wizardry and nothing like I have experienced. It holds an uncanny amount of speed for the rocker template whilst still feeling very lively and does not surf like the amount of volume it holds.“ – Jonty Tucker on MagicSeaweed.com

“The gap between user-friendly for every day pals, and worthy of use for world tour surfers, has been a tough one to bridge until now. Hence why CI recommend this bad boy for anyone from novice to expert. Another recommendation (worth taking) is to ride it at a length that just about matches your height. Push it through knee-high lumps or drive it through well-overhead walls. It always feels good. What are you waiting for?” – Elliot Struck on RedBull.com

“The all-around dream wave riding machine is the Channel Islands T-Low 6’0″ Surfboard. Look no further if you’re seeking a shortie with extreme curves, medium entry, and low exit rockets that send you to carving heaven while the bottom contour utilizes a single concave which meets the flat tail for stoke-worthy speed. Wherever your next surf session takes you, make sure the Channel Islands T-Low 6’0″ Surfboard is included in the journey.” – Evo.com

“You might want to surf the T-Low if you’re a pretty good surfer, and you want to surf beachbreaks that aren’t super punchy, but still give you some faces to throw turns on.” – Stevie on hostevie.com

Size Chart:

channel-islands-t-low-size-chart

Here are some videos we found of the Channel Islands T-Low:

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

@cisjpn

@cisjpn

@nagasaka_okera

@nagasaka_okera

@reefheazlewood

@reefheazlewood

@cisurfboards

@cisurfboards

@cisjpn

@cisjpn

@nagasaka_okera

@nagasaka_okera

@cisjpn

@cisjpn

What’s your take on the Channel Islands T-Low? Share it here!


  •  
  •  
  •  
#blinksurf