Al Merrick Fever Surfboard by Channel Islands

 Channel Islands - FEVER

The Fever has its roots in Al Merrick’s trusted and proven high performance short board designs. 2019 Winner of Stab in the Dark – blind surfboard review by Mick Fanning.

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 in the words of Patrick Gudauskas: 
Overview: The Fever was born from a desire for an all-around performance board based on elements I love, Speed, Drive, and Flair.  My Goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Channel Islands was to create a surfboard that I could surf in almost any conditions and have a hell of a good time on it.  I wanted a more accessible Tour Performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity.

Conditions: I like to surf my Fever in anything from 2-3 foot softer California style beach break and point break waves, to 6ft+ World Tour style waves, like Snapper, J Bay, Bells, Lowers, Haleiwa, and Backdoor.  I prefer to ride it just above my groveler/small wave board, and all the way until I need a step-up or round tail surfboard.   

Construction: PU – Standard Glassing (4x4 – 4 OZ Glass Deck – Bottom)

Standard Dims:

Length  Width    Thickness            Volume

5’8          18 1/4   2 3/16   23.9L

5’9          18 3/8   2 1/4      25.1L

5’10        18 5/8   2 5/16   26.5L

5’11        18 7/8   2 3/8      27.9L

6’0          19 1/8   2 7/16   29.4L

6’1          19 1/4   2 1/2      30.8L

6’2          19 1/2   2 9/16   32.4L

6’3          19 3/4   2 5/8      34.0L

6’4          20           2 3/4      36.

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