9'5" & 10' CJ CLASSIC

                                    Ian chisholm surfboards Cj Nelson

This is the design that CJ grew up riding. Revered by many as the best nose riding surfboard of all time, the Classic has been proven time and time again. CJ has ridden this board to his proudest victories and achievements and will continue to ride the Classic for years to come. If nose riding is your thing this is a must have.

"My life goal to continually elevate my level of surfing has led me on a long quest to explore different designs and constructions. I love to surf different boards in different conditions and so I have remained open to new ideas and have tried boards built from wood to epoxy and tried many, many shapes.

Until recently however, nothing really compared to the traditional polyester boards that I’ve surfed since I was a kid. I still love a good poly board, but I have also discovered the amazing hand built Thunderbolt Technology Epoxy Matrix boards featured in this website.

These boards are built like no other and incorporate advanced materials and stringer systems that take performance and durability to new levels. Aussie shaper Ian Chisholm and I designed these boards from the inside out, adapting our polyester shapes to take full advantage of the new materials and make the subtle adaptations necessary to make these boards perform at the highest levels I have ever experienced.

Each board is weighted specifically for its mission, and all are super strong, providing strength together with controlled flex that simply are not available in other boards. Whether laminated with XEON pigmented fiberglass, Silver Texalium, or Carbon Fiber, all are built to last and have helped elevate my personal surfing in all conditions. Check out the technology page to get more detailed information." ~ CJ Nelson

Hand built surfboard
9'5" x 23" x 3 1/16"
From the nose: 18.9"
From the tail: 15.5"
Volume: 69 Liters
Average weight: 16.4 lbs

10'0" x 23 3/4" x 3 1/4"
From the nose: 19.2"
From the tail: 16.5"
Volume: 88 Liters
Average weight: 19.1 lbs

Single FCS II Fin System

Classic construction
Proprietary multi-component fiberglass stringer system

                              Cj Nelson