Hydroflex Surfboard Technology and Channel Islands are breaking new boundaries. Channel Islands is now working in tandem with Hydroflex to construct the most advanced and innovative boards to hit the surf. Hydroflex's premier 3D glassing technology makes your board lively in the water while keeping Channel Islands' designs performing at their best.
Weighing in with over 45 years of shaping under their belt, Channel Islands has been the industry leader of surfboard design. Arming riding giants like Sofia Mulanovich, Tom Curren, and Kelly Slater with Channel Island builds put Merrick and his boards in a league of their own. Channel Islands' foundation is in historic Santa Barbara CA., this bedrock has led them to produce cutting edge designs that shred the water unlike any others.
"Channel Islands is excited to work with Hydroflex and offer our customers another choice in a US lamination process. Hydroflex has proven to meet or exceed all of CI’s stringent quality standards." – Al Merrick , Channel Islands
Channel Islands couldn't be a better fit for Hydroflex, both companies are dedicated to advancing surfing as a sport. As with all things, team work and cooperation has lead to new advancements. In this case the production of better boards. Al Merrick tirelessly worked at perfecting his craft of stylizing unique high performance boards. Hydroflex is changing the face of board construction with our advanced 3D glass technology. Channel Islands imaginative design joined with Hydroflex engineering will undoubtedly change the face of surfing as a sport.
"Channel Islands has always been on our list of companies to partner with. I think everyone in the industry watches what they do and have at some time ridden one of their boards, in fact my first board was a CI. Combining their designs and our technology just makes sense. We can't be more excited to be working with their crew." – Rich Ciesco CEO.
More about the Hydroflex Technology:
Hydroflex Technology LLC is a custom surfboard manufacturer with 25 years of experience in flexible board constructions. After years of research, the surfer and shaper Rouven Brauers developed the patented 3-dimensional glassing technique together with a team of surfers, shapers and space technology engineers. Rouven had the structure of plants in mind, when he engineered this very unique technology. He then moved in 2009 to Oceanside, to share the technology with surfers and shapers. Today the creation of every Hydroflex construction replaces the conventional two-dimensional adhesion surface with a 3-dimensional bonding structure, resulting in a design aimed towards high performance surfing.
Visit the online custom order form to see the array of shapes by Channel Islands has to offer and be sure to follow on twitter @hydroflexsurf and on instagram @hydroflexsurfboards for the latest photos and information with Channel Islands.