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.