In 1992, Chris’ shaping career began with a six-year apprenticeship to shaping legend, Dick Brewer. It was perfecting the skill of shaping boards under Brewer, and the influence of his then neighbor, Skip Frye, that solidified Chris’ abilities to design and shape any size surfboard, which would later open the door to shaping big wave guns for the world’s best big wave surfers, including two-time world champion, Greg Long.
A reputation for being a punk rock, forward thinker, with a connection to the past, Chris’ ability to craft diverse surfboards lead him to making big wave guns for good friend, and Todos Santos charger, Johnny Walla, and other heavy hitters like Brad Gerlach, Greg Long, Rusty Long, the Walsh brothers, Mark Healy, Danilo Couto, and Damien Hobgood.
Chris is not only known for his ability to craft 10’ guns for big wave surfing’s elite, but for shaping some of the best long and short boards in the industry – for long boarders like Scotty Stopnik, Mitch Abshere, and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple, to short boarder Sterling Spencer.
PULL THE PIN. RELEASE THE CORD.
The patented XM EZ-Grip Yellow Pull Ring creates a greater margin of safety for surfing near: Reefs, Jetties, Piers, Lobster Traps Lines and Rock Bottoms. The pin is in, unless you want it out.
Many lives have been saved over the years because the athlete was able to easily find the yellow pull ring, pull the pin, release the cord, and swim to safety!
A leash with a thicker and stronger cord for bigger waves.
- BIG WAVE STRENGTH/THICKNESS: .313 INCH DIAMETER CORD
- 2 INCH HOOK AND LOOP SINGLE-WRAP STRAP
- TOUGHEST STAINLESS STEEL SWIVELS