Channels ???

I’m thinking of shaping a another summer board for good old Ormond Beach, Fl. summer waves. I was thinking about trying some channels. I was wondering what i got to do to cut them and how to place them, so they will work right. I also was wondering how deep to cut, etc? Thanks, to everyone out there for all your help. Later, Stephen Berube P.S. the board is going to be around 6’3-6’4" X 19" with swallow tail. This board has got to push and float a 200 lbs guy. Any help would be great. Never shaped a shortboard for a person this heavy. 175lbs has been my max so far. Thanks, Stephen Berube