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Channel Islands Al Merrick #4 Groveller

The #4 Groveller by Dane Reynolds turned up at our doorstep today, and what a treat it was!

The #4 comes in two dimensions, 'The Groveller' and 'The Utility'. The Groveller has arrived, and the Utility will be with us in the next couple weeks, just in time for the September swells!

The #4 Groveller does exactly that, it will pick you up and help you make the most of small gutless waves. It has a little extra volume to help you plane across slack waves, a smaller rail outline to fit into smaller surf, and an ample amount of tail rocker to allow tight arcing turns. The bumps on the tail are less dramatic than the Weirdo Ripper’s, which are sharper and at a more acute angle. The difference being is the Weirdo Ripper’s “Wings” will give you extra pivot and release points in the tail, whereas the smoother gradual bumps on the #4 Groveller straighten out the rail in the tail area, thus giving more drive. With the rounded nature of the bumps this will not have such a water release effect. The bumps are also set back over the back foot, helping to keep width and planing surface as much as possible in the board so it will cruise over the flat sections on a typical Godrevy slack day.

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