The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Fifth Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 31, 2012 03:00 PM EST


Chris Christensen Board

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,200 USD to Pagehara
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

Item Description

This amazing Chris Christenson board was donated to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel's Holiday Surfboard Auction by Chipotle.

Chris Christenson began shaping while attending college at Point Loma in San Diego, where he eventually took a job working in Rich Pavel's factory. That's where he met Brewer, who's arguably the most influential shaper ever. Christenson's tireless work ethic and his ability to translate lessons learned into gorgeous silhouettes impressed Brewer. After graduating, Christenson ended up working with him for five years. At one point, he even took control of Brewer's licensee while still doing production shaping for labels like Rusty and G&S. All the while, Christenson had his own label that he started in Cardiff in 1991.

Today, he's well-versed in an array of designs including longboards and fishes, but it's his big-wave boards that have stolen headlines of late. Greg Long dominated the big-wave circuit in 2008 riding his 9' and 10' Christenson guns. These days very few young shapers (anyone 35 or under is considered young in the shaping circles) have direct links to the greatest generation of designers, which is what makes him one of the most respected craftsmen today.

Special Instructions

Shipping and handling not included. Item can be picked up at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel or purchaser can arrange for shipping. Boards will be available for pick up or shipping after Wednesday, January 2, 2013.