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Mikey Feb And The G Bros Are Two Happy With This Board

Meet your next quiver killer.

elsewhere // Apr 8, 2022
Words by August Howell
Reading Time: 2 minutes

By now you’re likely familiar with “Let it Simmer,” Channel Islands’ boiling-hot edit in the sweltering Costa Rican sun. In addition to what looked like a ridiculously fun trip, Britt Merrick, Mikey February, Tanner and Pat Gudauskas and Noe Mar McGonagle took copious notes about the foam under their feet in between sips of Guaro. 

Channel Islands is known for its refinement (perhaps that’s why they’ve won two of the last four Stab in the Darks). Despite the popularity of the original Happy model — a collaboration with Pat G — Brit wasn’t satisfied. The man rarely is when it comes to his best shortboards. So he and Dane Reynolds embarked on a challenging yet rewarding project — another approachable and rippable shortboard that can be wielded by pros, ams, and am-nots all around the world.

The CI Two Happy.

Despite the similar nomenclature, Britt says the Two Happy, with its wider and thicker tail, is much different than its predecessor. To test that theory, he and a few team riders jetted south for some much-needed R&D, which is the footage you see above.

This was Pat’s first time surfing the model. However, Tanner and Mikey Feb got a taste during the Stab High Indo trip during a particularly sweet session at Bank Vaults. 

“I just assumed it was a really good-wave board,” Tanner says. “But I was curious so I came home and rode it in some really bad beachbreaks, and it almost felt better. It’s just so user-friendly.”

“Normally you have an all-around board you can throw in your car and surf every day,” Mikey says. This feels perfect for that, but it also works well in really good waves, like when we went to Indo. So having one of these in your quiver, it’s no worries. It’s going to go well.”

Watch the clip above to see the boys break down what looks to be CI’s favorite all-rounder yet.


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