We now have the Channel Islands Rocket 9 model in store on our racks at Zak’s. This relatively new model for CI is quite the performer in a wide range of conditions. What really stands out when you look at this board is it’s unique outline, it has a distinctly forward of centre wide point and pulls back into a relatively tidy tail. Despite the pulled tail and relatively pointy nose this board has a decent amount of hidden volume – meaning that you can definitely ride it a fair bit smaller than your standard shortboard while keeping your normal volume (or even opting for a touch more for extra paddle).
The medium, constant curve, with a wide point forward and tider tail means this model is pretty darn comfortable being surfing in and around the pocket. A medium hard rail allow you to push hard through turns on rail without the board squirreling out. A fairly deep single to double concave bottom keeps it quick, with a touch of vee off the back few inches of the tail ensures nice easy transitions from rail to rail and clean release off the tail.
Come in store and check out the Channel Islands Rocket 9 or check out our full collection of CI Surfboards ONLINE