Al Merrick will launch a second surfboard line — “Anacapa starting summer of 2006.

The “Anacapa line consists of four performance designs; two small wave shapes, one all around shortboard, and one hybrid. All boards were designed by Al Merrick and the range and brand has been licensed to Global Surf Industries for production and worldwide distribution.

“I designed a limited second line of surfboards which will allow a broader range of surfers to get aspects of my designs in an entry – intermediate level surfboard. My personal focus will remain on my Channel Islands Surfboards brand, team research and building the highest quality custom boards. Al Merrick.

Merrick’s flagship line of Channel Islands Surfboards will continue to be manufactured in California by US craftsman and continued limited distributed out of Santa Barbara. Channel Islands Surfboards will remain the top priority for quality, research, design, and innovation. Quality and service will remain at the highest standards possible. For more information about Al Merrick or Channel Islands Surfboards go to:

Global Surf Industries is the world’s largest surfboard distributor. Operating from the USA and Australia, the company has distributors in 19 countries worldwide. For more information on Global Surf Industries, go to

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