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Grain Surfboards is honored to partner with Channel Islands Surfboards and legendary shaper Al Merrick in offering the 5’6" and 6’2” Biscuits as a Grain HomeGrown kits made of locally grown northern white cedar.
Developed with Rob Machado, Al designed this board for every surfer of any skill level surfing anything in the knee-to-head-high range. Short and full-volume, the Biscuit catches waves like boards a foot longer. Channel Islands recommends ordering them 8” to 10” shorter, 1” to 2” wider and ½ to ¾” thicker than your shortboard.
Even though the wood Biscuit is a meticulous copy of Al’s shape, surfing one will provide a completely different experience than you get on the Channel Islands originals. Expect a noticeable difference in weight that makes the wood Biscuit a smooth riding, honey-colored chop-killer. You will be noticed.
Finished Board Specs
5'6" x 20" x 2-3/4"
Every Grain Home Grown Surfboard kit comes with all the components that go into the board including machine-cut keel and frames, top and bottom planks, rail strips, fin box, glue, epoxy, fiberglass, mixing buckets, gloves, instruction manual, etc. The Biscuit is an advanced level kit due to complicated bottom contours. It’s recommended for people with prior woodworking experience, or anyone with one or two kits already under their belt. We’ve included nose, tail and rail profile templates, fin-blocking marks and other good stuff to help aid you in the building process. Check back often as we’ll be adding more sizes throughout the year.
Some things you’ll need are not included in the kit – but most of it should be available locally. Hand tools, supplies and fins are available here in the store as well. The included manual shows how to make a simple rocker table from basic materials you can obtain locally or you can buy a precision cut rocker table lift set right from us. See our Tools and Supplies section for those. A rocker table helps form the board to the correct rocker. It also helps to have a 4 to 6 bar clamps for assembling the top and bottom planks, but simple wood wedges could be used as well.
Please allow 4 weeks for delivery from the time your order is placed.