Channel Islands Sampler

Channel Islands Sampler

Best Price on the Channel Islands SamplerThe sampler gives you the opportunity to keep all the performance of your favorite shortboard while riding in your less-than-favorite conditions. When the surf is smaller and choppier than ideal, The Sampler’s design kicks in and creates space in pockets that would otherwise be out of reach. The board is meant to be a step down from your usual shortboard, and the way the bottom is shaped from tip to tip provides the same functionality as a regular shortboard, but with the added push to get through mushy sections and back into warp speed.

With less rocker, The Sampler gets up to speed quickly, and rebounds out of turns without losing momentum. What sets this board apart from other boards is the fact that it feels just like your other boards. The transition time needed to get used to The Sampler is minimal because you can pretty much surf it in the exact same way as your normal shortboard. Like I said before with the Lost Puddle Jumper, the ability to ride only one board is a big plus for me, and what this board allows is to have two different boards for very different conditions that perform exactly the same.

The Sampler has a very full body, so you can order it at least two inches smaller than your regular shortboard and up to three quarters of an inch thinner in the rails. Definitely a great choice if you want to surf in all kinds of conditions.

Surfer Skill Level

Surfer Skill Level

Upper beginner to advanced
Surfboard Rocker


Flat entry and center that curves out in the tail
Surfboard Fin Setup

Fin Setup

Surfboard Wvae Height Suitability

Wave Height

Knee high to overhead
Surfboard Bottom Concaves

Bottom Concaves

Generous concave throughout with slight double between fins and V tail
Surfboard Rails


Full and sleek throughout

Channel Islands Sampler Dimensions

Length Width Depth Volume
5’4″ 18 1/4“ 2 1/8“ 22.6l
5’5″ 18 1/2“ 2 3/16“ 23.9l
5’6″ 18 3/4“ 2 1/4“ 25.3l
5’7″ 19“ 2 5/16“ 26.7l
5’8″ 19 1/4“ 2 3/8“ 28.2l
5’9″ 19 1/2“ 2 7/16“ 29.7l
5’10″ 19 3/4“ 2 1/2“ 31.2l
5’11″ 20“ 2 9/16“ 32.8l
6’0″ 20 1/4“ 2 5/8“ 35.4l
6’1″ 20 1/2“ 2 5/8“ 35.4l
6’2″ 20 5/8“ 2 3/4“ 37.8l
6’3″ 20 3/4“ 2 3/4“ 38.5l
6’4“ 21“ 2 3/4“ 41.2l
Rusty Surfboards

Rusty Surfboards

Rusty Preisendorfer is the man behind Rusty Surfboards.  Born in 1953, it was around 13 years old that Rusty Preisendorfer discovered surfing.  From this point it took approximately 4 years for the 1st unofficial Rusty Surfboards shape to come to life (not that Rusty Surfboards existed yet…) . After meeting Peter Townend at the World […]

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