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Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers BonzersWe currently have a small size run of the Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers on the racks – How sick are these things?! As many of you know, the boss man has a bit of a crush on all things Bonzer and as soon as he saw these beauties, he had to get some in for the shop.  The two models that we have in store are the Shelter & the Biscuit Bonzer – designs that mesh the decades of board building expertise shared by the iconic Channel Islands label and Campbell Brothers surfboard brands.

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers BonzersCI Campbell Bros Shelter Bonzer Collage 1From their beginnings in the late 60s/early 70s, a short distance of only a few miles of coastline separated Al Merrick and The Campbell Brothers (Malcolm and Duncan).  Al and Malcolm first began working together in 1985, when Malcolm came on board and shaped for Al/CI for over 20 years …while still developing unique shapes with his brother Duncan.  Now (30 years on) a design offering is born out of the combined experience and mutual respect for each others designs.

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers BonzersChannel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers CI Campbell Bros Shelter Bonzer Collage 2

The Shelter model is contemporary performance oriented 5 fin Bonzer shape.  Gifted it’s name from the 2001 surf film “Shelter” by Chris Malloy – a 6’2″ and a 6’4″ version of this model were ridden in the movie by surfers Taylor Knox & Donovan Frankenreiter to great effect.  The Shelter is a versatile all round shape, that has been designed to perform well in a wide variety of conditions.  You can surf this model at a similar size, width and thickness to you favorite short board.  The distinguishing characteristics of this board are swift, catch free rail to rail transition and a tremendous amounts of drive.  Bonzer designs are also known for maintaining speed exceptionally well through carving maneuverswally waves of Victoria watch out!!!


Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers CI Campbell Bros Biscuit Bonzer Collage 1The Biscuit Bonzer combines the extremely popular Channel Islands Biscuit model with a the Campbell Brothers bonzer bottom contours and fin set up. The ultra-flat rocker and pronounced spiral vee really meshes well with the Bonzer 5 fin set up resulting in a super fast but still relatively forgiving speed machine.   The flat rocker and relatively generous foil ensures early wave entry, great paddling speed and glide galore once on a wave face.  The reasonably curvy outline and spiral vee in the tail helps tighten up the arcs you can draw, making it easier to put and keep this board on rail .  The Biscuit Bonzer is a great model to spice up your surfing in small to medium sized waves with a really nice, lively feel underfoot.

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers CI Campbell Bros Biscuit Bonzer Collage 2

Come and check these and the rest of our range of Channel Islands Surfboards out in store or ONLINE

Campbell Brothers Longboard

Campbell Brothers LongboardWe have just had a secondhand Campbell Brothers Longboard land on our racks and this thing looks epic!!! This 9’3″ x 22 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ Rounded Pin tail Bonzer is a pretty unique surfboard – haven’t ever seen one of these in around the traps or in the water.  Signed on the deck by Malcolm Campbell himself – this stick has a nice blue tint top and bottom, with a triple stringer and a polished finish.

Campbell Brothers Longboard collage 1 Campbell Brothers LongboardHere are a few pictures of it to check out – probably won’t stick around for long so make sure you come in and check it out before someone snaps it up.

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Campbell Brothers coming direct from California


Aloha We have been spending plenty of time down at Duncan’s cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mate that place has the best and cheapest food over the whole of the North Shore . Last night for Dinner we meet Megan Duncan’s beautiful daughter who is doing the dinners and running the wine bar and a small boutique designer shop pretty much next door which is amazing. If you go to the North Shore this is a must for eating out . The other great experiencing was meeting Malcolms son as well. Thanks for a great night one never to forget. Zak

Campbell Brothers Bonzars Instore Soon


Hey crew

We have 15 boards coming from Rino Laminating in a couple of weeks. Melcolm is in town and shaping us a quiver of Octofishes and minimerks  for the shop.

Reasons for taking on these boards is that 8 months ago I purchased an octofish from one of our customers and surfed it the  following day and was blow away

by the speed and glide the thing had, it sits high on the wave and in a way it puts you where you need to be without you having to direct the board to the right part of the wave

I guess it has made me surf better and has made me understand why everybody who has surfed them dosen’t go back to anything else. Big statement hey.

I have wanted to demo mine out to all but haven’t cause I was scared that it might come back in 2 pieces. Well wait no more i will have demos very soon crew so stay in tune.

Here is a feww videos to get you into the mood.


kelly, rob from Campbell Brothers Surfboards on Vimeo.

Rob Machado, Chile from Campbell Brothers Surfboards on Vimeo.

Taylor Knox – 5 Fin Bonzer – Mexico from Campbell Brothers Surfboards on Vimeo.


Russ Short – 3 Fin Bonzer – Mexico ‘77 from Campbell Brothers Surfboards on Vimeo.

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