Channel Islands Girabbit – Coming February

Exciting times here at Down The Line Surf Co. – the UK’s leading stockist of surfboards and surf hardware – with new surfboard models coming in stock thick and fast over the coming weeks and months. And one in particular we’re looking forward to getting our mitts on is the Channel Islands Girabbit.

Dunno if you watched any of last year’s Hurley Pro at Trestles but if you did you’ll recall it was won in fine style by Jordy Smith (perhaps taking second to John John in terms of overall event performance to be fair). The surfboard he was riding? Yep, the Channel Islands Girabbit…

Deck, rocker and bottom views of the Channel Islands Girabbit Surfboard, as well as the logo.
The Channel Islands Girabbit, Jordy Smiths signature performance shortboard.

Essentially a step-up version of the Bunny Chow, another Channel Islands Jordy Smith signature model, the Girabbit works best in waves with a bit of grunt somewhere around the head-high mark. But it’s pretty versatile and will perform well in a wide range of conditions.

In keeping with Jordy’s sensibilities, it’s kinda chunky, with full rails and plenty of thickness from nose to tail. Loads of rocker throughout allows tight snaps in the pocket, while full rails and a straight outline make the Girabbit great for drawn out power carves too.

Call us on (01736) 757025 or email info@downthelinesurf.co.uk for more info or to reserve your Girabbit now!

Channel Islands Girabbit Sizes/Dimensions

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Mescaline Surfboard by Christenson / Tomo

Due to come in stock sometime in February, the Mescaline surfboard is an interesting looking colab between Tomo and Christenson. Followers of Australian Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thomson’s shapes will notice how similar the Mescaline is to his V4, one of his Firewire produced MPH series. It would appear the double diamond tail is a little more pointed and the channels more pronounced. We’ll update you with the full design info when we have it, but a key difference we can be sure about at this stage is the construction – PU/Poly as opposed to Firewire’s EPS/Epoxy tech – which will obviously give the board that more traditional feeling flex-pattern that many surfers still prefer.

Image showing two views of the Christenson 'Mescaline' surfboard.
The Christenson Mescaline Surfboard – designed in collaboration with Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thomson.
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