Listen to Britt Merrick and Parker Coffin breakdown CI’s latest high-performance shortboard model that is the result of working closely with Dane Reynolds for a few years, as well as some feedback later on from Parker, Mikey February and more. Two Happy takes all the speed, flow and manoeuvrability of the original Happy but improves upon it dramatically by making it more accessible and user friendly for a broader range of surfers and conditions.
It’s a very different rise from the Happy and is what Dane has been riding for several years now, and the team is really digging how it’s a super sharp and responsive high-performance shortboard that is easy to ride. With added entry rocker and increased double concave, the Two Happy is looser, rolls rail to rail more easily, and carves better in the pocket. Our team describes the board as exceptionally fast, responsive, and under the feet. The fuller rails and wider, thicker tail block provide ease of paddle, ride, and acceleration.
To enjoy all of our state-of-the-art shortboard performance design characteristics packed into one easy-to-ride and accessible board, look no further than the Two Happy.
5’8” x 181/4” x 2 3/16” – 24.1L
5’9” x 18 3/8” x 2 1/4” – 25.3L
5’10” x 18 5/8” 2 5/16” – 26.7L
5’11 x 18 7/8″ x 2 3/8” – 28.2L
6’0” x 19 1/8” x 2 7/16” – 29.7L
6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 1/2” – 31.1L
6’2” x 19 1/2” x 2 9/16” – 32.7L
6’3” x 19 7/8” x 2 5/8” – 34.5L
6’4” x 20 1/8” x 2 3/4” – 37.1L
Dane Reynolds on the two Happy: The Two Happy came from a version of the Happy that I really liked. A few years ago, Britt had made me some hand shapes for a couple WSL wild card spots I was given—Fiji and J-Bay. With both those waves in mind, the board we were going for had to be super versatile as an all-around shortboard. After some refinements that board became the Happy, and from there Britt made some more tweaks with the rocker and contours, and some changes to the tail block that made the board faster and looser, which of course led to even better turns. The Two Happy is pretty much just a modern performance shortboard, but with a little bit more moderate rocker profile. It’s been working good for me for the past couple of years. When the waves are a bit on the smaller side, which is pretty often where I live, I grab a NeckBeard 2 with Spine-Tek. When the surf gets good in the winter here or when I go on a surf trip, I’m grabbing my Two Happy for sure.
Mike February on Two Happy: Yeh I’d say that I’ve gone from mainly having a variety of performance shortboards in my quiver to having a bunch of alternative boards and just one go-to shortboard model that I know I can always rely on. So, with having just one performance board in my quiver I am trying to avoid getting boxed into a shortboard that goes well in only certain ideal conditions. I’d rather have a good all-arounder that I can ride it when it’s shitty and when it’s firing.
The thing I have to say about Two Happy is that after riding some alternative stuff for a while the transition onto the Two Happy has been easy. I used to ride the original Happy model with a few adjustments that Britt would make but the Two Happy feels like it has those adjustments in it just as a stock board. It’s a little wider tail, and a little less foam in the nose area of the Happy. It’s super forgiving but at the same time very responsive. I think it’s also nice to order a shortboard with a little bit more volume so that it’s not too knifey. It seems to have volume in the right places, and even though I ride about 29.5L it doesn’t feel like it.
Surfers included in this video are Dane Reynolds, Bobby Martinez, Eithan Osborne, Parker Coffin, Luke Swanson, Eimeo Czermak, Pat Gudauskas, Yadin Nicol, Tanner Gudauskas, Sebastian Zietz, Cory Arrambide Edited by Alex Kilauano. Filmed by Sean Lesh, Andrew Schoener, Sam Moody, Hunter Martinez, Jason Blanchard, William House, Timmy Toes, Peyton Willard, Blair Houk, Carlo Coral & Josh Pomer