Stab Magazine | Dane Reynolds, Eithan Osborne, Bobby Martinez And Channel Islands' Small Wave Smash Hit Of The Summer
254 Views

Dane Reynolds, Eithan Osborne, Bobby Martinez And Channel Islands’ Small Wave Smash Hit Of The Summer

There’s a reason Channel Islands can’t build FishBeard’s fast enough.

hardware // Jun 26, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Would you believe us if we told you we’ve been waiting, patiently, for months to get our supple hands on one of the new Channel Islands FishBeards?

The new Parker Coffin x Britt Merrick model reimagins Dane Reynolds irreverently iconic (also, best-selling) chop-tail thruster, as a deep-swallow twin keel (surely the result of one of Parker Coffin’s hazier visits to the Carpinteria shaping bays).

Over the last three months, the California team has had FishBeards on heavy rotation, especially on the more often than not below-average afternoons this spring. The edit above features Dane Reynolds, Parker Coffin, Conner Coffin, Sebastian Zietz, Eithan Osbourne, Yadin Nicol, Mikey February, Cliff Kapono, Alex Gray, Patrick Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, and more. 

 

unnamed 64

FishBeard squad.

Photography

Channel Islands

We got a first glimpse at the FishBeard this time last year, while on location with Michael February filming “Go easy On The Zambezi.” The tuned up traditional fish outline merged with the Neck Beard’s straighter curves, modern shortboard rails, and simple bottom shape it looked, well, sick—like a twinny you could seriously commit to turns on. Certainly didn’t hurt that the boys had dug into their stash of deadstock ’80s Channel Islands logos (see above). 

 

 

Fish Beard IG Story top black

We’ve heard rave reviews of off the rack FishBeards, especially the few spine-tek models friends have managed to find left on dealer’s racks post-Stimulus Package Board Boom. The Aussie crew picked up a few stock PUs from our Byron Bay neighbors OnBoard  and have been thoroughly vibing with them. Not surprisingly, the board has been back ordered for months now. 

We’re still holding out for our customs here in the LA office (the boys are just getting caught up on orders, and can now whip out custom orders in a matter of weeks, and let me tell you the experience tweaking models through their tech and seeing the resulting magic materialize is an exceptional one). The team edit above featured Dane Reynolds, Eithan Osborne, Bobby Martinez, and more, and was cobbled together by Gothic Dolphins Alex Kopps, has us even more impatient. How fun do these things look! 

unnamed17

A custom full-tint FishBeard getting lammed at the Carpinteria factory.

Photography

Channel Islands

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

Donald Brink and Matt Biolos Win Mick Fanning’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test

And we had a party in Oceanside to celebrate.

Sep 26, 2022

Kanoa Igarashi and Kirra Pinkerton Answer Call Of Duty, Win Medals Of Honor In 2022 ISA World Games

Teams Japan, USA, and France move into Victor’s Village.

Sep 26, 2022

The Best Euro Surf Trips That Mightn’t Be On Your Radar

Want to know which less-trodden nation offers the most potential?

Sep 26, 2022

Former CT Surfer Chris Davidson Passes Away At Age 45

A radical life tragically ends outside a bar in New South Wales.

Sep 25, 2022

Where You Should Be In Europe Right Now

An overview of the region's greatest hits.

Sep 25, 2022

The Team Ukraine Interview

“There are mines near the shore, and already a lot of people have died…so it’s…

Sep 24, 2022

Mormaii Founder Raided By Brazilian Feds On Suspicion Of Plotting Against Democracy

Curiously, he's the second surf brand founder to become entangled in a political scandal of…

Sep 24, 2022

The Electric Acid Surfboard Test With Mick Fanning, Episode 4

There are three boards left. Which one is Mick taking home?

Sep 23, 2022

Watch: Tresha

The Bella Kenworthy Edit.

Sep 22, 2022

Photos: Welcome To Vans Stab High Indonesia, Presented By Monster Energy

Welcome to Lakey Peak. Now do airs.

Sep 22, 2022

5:27

Taro Watanabe Is The Love Child Of Your Favorite 80’s Surfers

Watch his new edit 'Sonic Youth' now.

Sep 22, 2022

The Four-Finned, Carbon-Wrapped, Vacuum-Bagged Board That Won The 2022 World Title 

The minds behind Sharp Eye and Dark Arts break down Filipe's winning plank.

Sep 22, 2022

Selema Masekela Discusses The New Film “Sweet Adventure,” A New Love For El Salvador and His Not-So-New Music Career 

"It's literally the entirety of my life coming full circle in a way that I…

Sep 22, 2022

Does The 1-to-6 Foot Surfboard Exist?

Pushing the Channel Islands NeckBeard 3 to its absolute limits in a new Joyride review.

Sep 21, 2022

9:18

Life Comes At You Fast — So Does This Hectic Indo Clip

Finn McGill and a full-speed stint in Southeast Asia

Sep 21, 2022

Interview: Afghanistan Surf Champion Afridun Amu

From refugee to constitutional lawyer to university lecturer to Afghan surfing icon.

Sep 20, 2022

15:24

Bong Make ‘Another Good Call’ By Poaching Stab Cinematographer For West Oz Clip

Shut up, is that Occy doing punts?!

Sep 20, 2022

Exactly Where, When, And How Stephanie Gilmore Won Her 8 World Titles

Steph has won 341 heats in her 15 years on the CT — let's revisit…

Sep 20, 2022
Advertisement