Black Beauty

Designer:

Al Merrick, Tom Curren, tri-fin, thruster

Manufacturer:

Channel Islands

Introduced:

1986

Length:

6' 1"

Width:

19"

Thickness:

2.75

Weight:

7 lbs 1 oz

Fins:

Core Material:

Notes:

Al Merrick, SURFER Magazine, December 1986

Tommy gets a lot more involved in the designing of his equipment now than he did in the past. This past year he has been more involved than ever, which is really exciting. Some pros are real particular [about specs], while others are quite loose. Tommy's the most particular about what he wants to feel on the wave, but he's not as concerned about having the dimensions exactly right. He'll work within a range.

Board design, for the past couple of yea...