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Channel Islands

The Neck Beard Surfboard

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After tinkering with different concepts for most of 2010, Dane Reynolds launched the Neck Beard in early 2011, that became his favorite free-surf board. No longer working to hide volume from the judges like with the Dumpster Diver, Dane let it all hang out with a wider nose and chop tail. Dane rides the Neck Beard as a tri-fin and as a quad for speed.

✓ With light single concave and vee out the back, this board is faster down the line, has increased rail-to-rail transition, and is more stable when landing airs.
✓ Super user-friendly, this is the board Dane grabs when its 1-foot to head-high.
✓ The 2012 Neckbeard tail was taken directly from Dane’s hand-drawn template. Dane kept the overall generous plan-shape to provide a skatey feel but the tail refinement allows for slightly more back foot sensitivity.
✓ Light single concave and vee out the back, increased rail-to-rail transition and wider through the nose and tail.
✓ Comes with a five fin setup to get the best of both worlds
✓ Recommended thruster set up
✓ Decals may vary to photos depending on size and availability
✓ Custom decals available


Length Width Thickness Volume
5’4 19 2 1/8 24.0L
5’6 19 1/4 2 1/4 26.6L
5’7 19 1/2 2 5/16 28.1L
5’8 19 3/4 2 3/8 29.6L
5’9 19 7/8 2 7/16 31.0L
5’10 20 2 1/2 32.5L
5’11 20 1/8 2 9/16 34.0L
6’0 20 1/4 2 5/8 35.5L
6’1 20 3/8 2 11/16 37.1L
6’2 20 1/2 2 3/4 38.7L
6’4 20 3/4 2 7/8 42L


Check out this review from Noel Salas for more info on the Neck Beard:

Channel Islands Surfboards was created by Al and Terry Merrick in 1969. From his birth, Britt spent his days in the factory by the beach in Santa Barbara, from toddling around blanks to sweeping out shaping rooms. Eventually he started shaping alongside his father Al in 1990. 
He is now the lead shaper and designer for CI and carries on the family tradition of developing high performance board designs collaborating with the world’s greatest surfers. From Tom Curren, to Dane Reynolds, Channel Islands continues to evolve with the highest standard of surfing.