Now for a surfboard we really like the look of. Channel Islands first dropped the Rocket9 to make that Californian slop more enjoyable for Pat, Tanner and Dane Gudauskas. Now they've followed up with the Rocket Wide. Here's some words on the new model and the Gudag's recent trip to Mexico for this edit from the team at Channel Islands: 

“There’s nothing more enjoyable than a surf trip to some right points with a crew of friends,” explains Tanner Gudauskas in reference to his edit that features Channel Islands Surfboards all-new groveler model—the Rocket Wide.  “Our Project Wide short film mostly celebrates the lighter side of surfing, with me, my brother Dane and Nathaniel Curren in some cruisy Mexican point breaks riding the Rocket Wide we helped design with CI shaper Mike Andrews. I even brought along my 16 mm Bolex to shoot some of the fun as well.”

Tanner’s Project Wide video is the third chapter in a string of a videos he’s made for his new blog The Paradise Projects.  Reminiscent of an art driven Tumblr blog, Paradise Projects offers a mix of new and old mediums covering Tanner’s journies such as ‘zines, film photos, collages, journal entries and video edits. Visitors to this new site can also sign up for a newsletter that will keep them up to speed on future projects, as well as receive handmade elements like one-of-a-kind zines, including personal notes from Tanner himself.