Video: Tyler Warren X CI Fish
Tyler Warren takes the new CI Fish by Channel Islands Surfboards for a test drive in a recent project for Surfline (with Josh Kerr) called “Twinning.” The all-new CI Fish is our Next Gen “fish” shape—thinned-out and tuned-up for added performance, making it a versatile craft that can energize your average grovel sesh one day then have you screaming down-the-line on clean, head high points the next.
Our CI Fish’s DNA can be traced back to 2005’s Retro Fish, which two years later inspired the Skinny Fish—a refined version of the Retro Fish, featuring more user-friendly rails with less volume and a quad fin set-up. This third iteration of our fish family takes us back to a twin keel set-up but adds some subtle performance board characteristics into a classic plan shape, resulting in an update that fish aficionados and performance board die-hards alike can appreciate.
CI pro team riders such as Dane Gudauskas, Sage Erickson, Conner Coffin, Mike February, and Alex Gray all say that the CI Fish is faster than greased lighting and zips through any flat sections with ease. This new model performs best with our new Channel Islands AMK (Al Merrick Keel) Futures keel fin template. Inspired by a classic outline, they boast a modern rake shape, graduated tip flex and flat inside foils finely tuned for fast, high performance surfing. Both the fins and the CI Fish are available at fine surf shops everywhere or here www.cisurfboards.com. Built for stock in both PU/PE and EPS Spine-Tek constructions.