Britt Merrick returns to discuss his new role as CEO of Channel Islands Surfboards and how he rallied the employees and team riders to buy back the company that his father founded 51 years ago. 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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Sponsor: BetterHelp.com/surf 

Writer, Producer: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales

Intro Music: The National and Bob Weir, I Know You Rider

Outro Music: Tracy Chapman, Save Us All


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