And Now a Gorgeous Surfboard: Jeff McCallum’s Kimbo Twin Fin

Jeff McCallum's Kimbo Twin Fin

8’0” x 20 3/4” "I'd been riding a lot of twin-fin eggs in smaller waves in the summer, but I wanted to make a bigger one for Blacks in the winter,” says renowned San Diego shaper Jeff McCallum. “So I was a[...]

And Now a Gorgeous Surfboard: Zack Flores’ Jim Phillips-Inspired Log

And Now a Gorgeous Surfboard

9’6″ x 22 1/2″ "I started shaping when I was 10, just making boards in my garage," says 18-year-old shaper and logger Zack Flores. "I started by watching Jim Phillips—I just sat in his room for 2 years watching [...]

Design Forum: Channel Islands OG Flyer

CI's Best-selling Board of All Time

A couple of months ago when we interviewed Byron Bay shortboard pioneer, Bob McTavish, he praised Al Merrick for a board the legendary Channel Islands founder/shaper made for Tom Curren in the 1980's, which McTavish called "the first [...]

Design Forum: Infinity Surfboards’ Roundtable Model

Design Forum: Infinity's "Roundtable"

Widely considered the father of modern surfboard design, Bob Simmons might recognize the outline of Infinity Surfboards’ mini-simmons-inspired Roundtable Model. Simmons, after all, was all about speed. And the Roundtable cuts a f[...]

Design Forum: Rusty Surfboards SD Model

Rusty's Versatile Summer Tri

For Rusty Surfboard's newest groveler, the SD, diversity seems to be the guiding principle. If you live in a region like San Diego, you know that even an underwhelming swell will produce a variety of conditions between North and South [...]