Overall Rating: 7/10
Channel Islands Whip
Channel Islands Whip
(119 Reviews)
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TYPE: Shortboards
SIZE: Length: 0' 0" to 0' 0"
Width: 0.00" to 0.00"
Thickness: 0" to 0"
TAIL: Swallow
FIN: Tri Fin
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Intermediate - Advanced
FEATURES: Should be ridden 3-4 inches smaller than your shortboard, 1/4" wider and the same thickness. Best in knee to head high surf.
USED PRICE: $0.00 - $0.00

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Channel Islands Whip

Manufacturer Description
The Whip by Channel Island - In landlocked neighborhoods a man’s “whip” is his customized ride, his prized mode of transportation. Kelly’s prized “Whips” for less than perfect surf during his 9th World Title run were his 5’10” x 18 5/8” and 5’8” x 18 7/8" x 2 5/16” swallow tails. Evident by Kelly’s phenomenal start with wins at both Snapper and Bells, this design came alive and skated over the flat spots. This is Kelly and Al’s re-worked version of the Flyer, with a few secret changes this board is faster and more forgiving. If you’re looking for a board that excels when your shortboard seems to bog, this is the board for you.

Ratings and Reveiws (119 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 7/10
Paddling: 6.98/10
Stability: 6.9/10
Speed: 7.02/10
Manuevarability: 7.1/10
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7/10 By Rick on 2012-08-06

Thicker than most shortboards through the nose and ears. Paddles well and gets in to waves easily. Heavy tail rocker allows the board to be whipped around and turn on-rail, but takes away from the boards stability and gives the board a rocking horse feel under your feet.


2/10 By Bob Waxer on 2014-10-23

Not good for surf but good for the ol wax


6.5/10 By Foam on 2012-01-26

I think you need to be a big guy to ride this board. To much foam under feet.


7.5/10 By Jeff on 2013-07-28

Surfed in Hawaii, Bali, and NorCal OB. Pretty versatile board from small waves or double overhead. I have the five fin option which is good for big waves. I'm a big guy 205 and I surf a6'4" 35 L volume. Paddles well and the low rocker helps with take offs.


5.5/10 By Patrick on 0000-00-00

I think I need more board. CI Whip is 7' , 22 3/4", and 3". I weigh 218 and am 55. Been surfing for 40 years and thought this board would give me enough paddle power. I thought wrong! Been looking at the Channel island m13 and was debating on the 8' or the 8'6". What are your thoughts?


7/10 By Ryan on 0000-00-00

My whip is a 5'6 which is pefect but theres not enough foam for floridas normally mushy surf. I want try to keep the preformance but get more speed out of these waves


6/10 By Dan on 0000-00-00



9.5/10 By Matt on 2017-12-22

I have had in 2011 and 2012, 2 surfboard Whip and there were great in small surf ( but not too small..) Easy paddle, a lot of stability and really good in turns. This year (2017) I bought another one!


9/10 By keke on 2011-03-22

excellent 5"11 0-4ft excellent board for pussy cali waves my weight 180lbs 28 yrs surfing feel liike a grommitt again