Published on August 28, 2020 by
  • Surfdome

Warning: this surfboard review may contain some actual surfing in it. The surfboard in question is the Channel Islands FishBeard, a performance fish designed by Britt Merrick and based loosely on the Neck Beard 2 model. The surfer is Angus Scotney. Rather than just regurgitate the marketing blurb while stroking it fondly, Angus took the board for an actual surf in the controlled conditions of the Test Tub, aka The Wave in Bristol, before making up his mind. The fun-sized runners provided a decent approximation of everyday conditions, while the wave’s mechanical nature meant he could feel the board out with minimal interference from external variables. Fellow Fourth Surfboards team rider Luke Dillon and token intermediate Ben Mondy also feature.

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Channel Islands FishBeard Surfboard Review | The Test Tub | Surfdome

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