FORMER x Channel Islands: A Love Story - Stab Mag

FORMER x Channel Islands: A Love Story

A Central Coast power and the collab of the Summer.

style // Jun 27, 2022
Words by Corina Stephens
Reading Time: 2 minutes

What constitutes a great relationship?

Shared interests? Obviously. 

Good taste? Definitely helps.

Sense of humor? A must.

Looks? Never hurts! 

What does this idealistic checklist have to do with the new FORMER x Channel Islands collab? Everything.

The fruits of this match made in heaven (read: Santa Barbara) are a balance of top-shelf fabrication paired with an uncomplicated feel. Notes of understated art direction flood the palate while subtle branding rounds things out, realizing a modest range of everyday essentials. Oh, and there’s also a first-of-its-kind, mutually-designed CI shape, but we’ll get to that later…

In the meantime, feel free to browse a few of our favorite items from the power pairing, below.

It may be Summer, but looking cool is worth a little back sweat.

Crux Hex Hood | $90

About as hard as you can look with your kneecaps showing.

Crux Hex Trunk | $90

So much more than a tee.

Shapes T-Shirt | $60

Finally, in case you’re unsure how a ’Twad’ comes to be: When a Twin and a Quad love each other very much… just kidding. But also not really. This “curvy-rockered” love child is a proprietary blend of Dane’s fixation on experimentation (and fin configuration), and Britt Merrick’s masterful handiwork.

Part of a limited but globally-available run of 30, this board comes in a tidy range of dimensions to choose from, as well as a custom Captain Fin setup, limited-edition board sock, and some surprise FORMER merch for good measure. So, buyer beware: with a single click or tap (are you really buying a surfboard from your phone?), you’re theoretically equipped to surf like Dane – don’t f*ck it up.

Can’t buy me love? LOL.

FORMER x Channel Islands Crux Twad Surfboard | $1,650

Check the collection, and judge your own relationship by its standards, here.


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