Lead designer at Channel Islands Surfboards, lead pastor at Reality family of churches, Britt Merrick talks about his role shaping boards for World Tour athletes, how losing a daughter challenges one’s faith, and how to scale a business globally without sacrificing quality and family values. Enjoy.

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Britt Merrick by @Emroca
Britt, testing his wares at a wave built by Channel Islands most famous athlete.
In the bay with father Al at The Boardroom Show 2017
Al, Britt, and Aaron Smith judge the Icons of Foam shaping competition in 2017

Britt, shaping in Spain last month
At Pukas shop in Zarautz hosting ongoing brand education

And a short film made by Britt’s son, Isaish

It’s hard work making surfboards but we love what we do here at Channel Islands. Handbuilt by surfers for surfers since 1969. This video was shot and edited by Isaiah Merrick, the son of our head shaper Britt Merrick. Isaiah works here at our Santa Barbara factory airbrushing and installing CI’s new engineered flex technology called Spine-Tek. He digs being here and was inspired to make this video of his coworkers just for fun. Like Isaiah, we’re all pretty psyched on talking surfboards, so please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to our customer service via phone or Live Chat anytime you have a question about a new board or model, whether it’s about something in stock or if building a custom on our website’s Custom Boardbuilder page. . Video by @isaiah_merrick . #cisurfboards #surferlabor

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This past Sunday’s sermon at Reality Carpinteria

Learn more about Britt’s church at RealityCarpinteria.com

And learn more about Daisy Merrick at PrayForDaisy.com


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Artwork: Jose Emroca Flores, @Emroca

Written, edited, hosted, produced: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales

Intro Music: Bob Dylan, Idiot Wind (Take 4)

Outro Music: Bill Callahan, Jim Cain


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