Overall Rating: 6.36/10
Channel Islands Waterhog
Channel Islands Waterhog
(179 Reviews)
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Type SurfScience
Paddling 1 2 3 4 5
Stability 1 2 3 4 5
Speed 1 2 3 4 5
Manuevarability 1 2 3 4 5



TYPE: Funboards
SIZE: Length: 7' 0" to 8' 11"
Width: 0.00" to 0.00"
Thickness: 0" to 0"
MATERIAL: PU,Sandwich Construction
TAIL: Squash
FIN: Single Fin,Tri Fin
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Starting - Intermediate
FEATURES: Wave Size: Best in Ankle-high to head and a half
USED PRICE: $0.00 - $0.00

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Channel Islands Waterhog

Manufacturer Description
The Waterhog by Channel Island is a good wave catcher, this mini-longboard bridges the gap between the performance oriented M-13 hybrid model and our longboard line. Low entry rocker for trimming and enough tail rocker to stay high performance. Bottom goes from flat entry with concave, to vee out the tail. Al suggests riding this as a thruster, available from 7'0” to 8'11”. Can also be ordered as a single box with side biters. WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD :: You want to ride tons of waves without riding a longboard.

Ratings and Reveiws (179 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 6.36/10
Paddling: 7.08/10
Stability: 7.08/10
Speed: 5.96/10
Manuevarability: 5.3/10
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9/10 By Church Surfer on 2013-11-24

Over the years I have owned both PU and several tuflite versions of this model. Had a custom 9'0 that I should have never sold because it was an amazing all arounder. Never cared for the tuflite versions until I found an older and heavier example of the 7'10. The extra weight gives it a bit of needed glide so it's now a keeper as it does work really well in southern California waves.


10/10 By SeenYourCrash on 2011-02-26

Excellent hybrid/funboard. I have the 7.10 in Tuflite and it catches waves easily and has been great to learn and progress on. Surprisingly maneuverable for how stable it is.


6/10 By Joe G on 0000-00-00

I surf a 6'2" Slater/Tomo Scifi all around and water hog for fun, ride 7'0" rusty joker for step up but need more paddle for double overhead conditions with major ripping currents.


7/10 By Toni on 0000-00-00

I am catching tons of waves, popping up well, and riding along the green. I want to start carving!


8/10 By cheech on 0000-00-00

much smaller


8.5/10 By Harry the azn rednk on 2013-07-05

If you dont know what funboard to get. This is the board you should invest in. You wont regret it. I have had multiple funboards, but this is by far the best


7/10 By zatara on 0000-00-00

god damn longboarders and 20 lbs of wetsuit !


8/10 By Hamish on 2010-09-09

Very versitile board, good wave catcher and super fun and manueverable. everything is better with a bit of Bacon.


7/10 By Mike on 0000-00-00

Got it in a 7'6. Was my first board after riding a 8 ft foamie.


8/10 By tim r on 0000-00-00



8/10 By Cameron Cripe on 0000-00-00

i wish to make cut bags and catch waves easier


7.5/10 By Cameron Cripe on 0000-00-00

i wanna do more cut backs and still catch waves easy


8/10 By Erik Nelson on 0000-00-00

Fun, gets lots of waves, but a bit limited in bigger surf


6/10 By Greg on 0000-00-00

want to try a short board


6/10 By John on 0000-00-00

not a fan. should be easier catching waves with a board like this.


0/10 By kristin on 0000-00-00

having a hard time catching waves


5.5/10 By Devon Helms on 0000-00-00

Good board but a bit slow and ponderous.


7.5/10 By RMS on 2012-04-20

Paddles nearly like a mal, but much more responsive on the wave. Perfectly proportioned board allows for steep take-offs (unlike a traditional mini-mal), yet also catches fat waves with ease. Definitly works really well for non-barreling ankle to head high. Would not hesitate to buy another 7'10" tuflite "Hog".


4.5/10 By chris on 0000-00-00

big and hard to maneuver


8.5/10 By Nick on 2011-05-12

Excellent when compared to other funboards. 7'2 Tuflite and it competes with all but the flattest longboards for 3 foot mush.


8/10 By Tim R on 0000-00-00

Great step down from a longboard.