Channel Islands Motorboat Review

Agility: (4.3 / 5)
Weight: (4 / 5)
Durable: (3.3 / 5)
Catch Waves: (3.3 / 5)
Overall: (3.7 / 5)

The Channel Islands Motorboat is a high performance, ultralight and well designed board giving surfers the ability to move down the line with optimal agility.


Board Dimensions: 5’11” by 19 1/2 by 2 1/2

Fins: Futures Jordy Smith Mediums

The Pro: The Motorboat is really nice high performance board for its day. Take off is really easy as it has great volume where you need to paddle into the wave. Foot placement was never an issue because the board was where we needed it to be. The rocker on the board made it easy for drop in to medium size waves. The board felt really light when riding the face and turning or pumping on the wave help us generate speed.

The Con: The only negative point to this board was not being able to take off late on some of the smaller waves.

Overall: The Motorboat surfboard is a great board for the 4 to 6 size waves and the ultra light system implemented on the board makes for a ideal drop in and fun to carve. The rocker isn’t too drastic so it might not be ideal for really big days. Make sure to have the right volume per weight to ensure best outcome.

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