Big congratulations to CJ Nelson on his double win at the Vans Duct Tape Innvoational and the Mexi Log Fest! Video & Edit by Sean Keany.
We caught up with CJ in his home town of Santa Cruz, CA to get an in-depth look into the game changing construction of the Classic model that re-inspired his love for traditional longboard surfing. The advanced building materials along with the internal flex control system allows this board to literally do it all in a wide variety of conditions making it one of our most popular models ever.
THREE MORNINGS from CJ Nelson on Vimeo
This Clip was shot in during my last stay in Mexico over new years 2015. The board I'm riding here is shaped by Ian Chisholm, called the "Australian Slasher" and its an Australian involvement style log that was popular in the late and mid 60's. Many of the Australian greats rode similar designs but the time spent on them was cut short by the shortboard revolution. Clip- Justin bowers (@jbowersphoto) Music- Interpol
Follow Jord Fortmann as he makes his was across the Galician coast of Spain in Patrick McMahon's newest short surf film, Alive/ Alive. Surfboards featured are the Australian Slasher and the Music.
This is one session at San O riding my 10' XEON CJ Classic. I have been testing and designing these EPS and carbon composite boards for a couple years now. The flow and liveliness of these materials has opened my eyes and broken down my belief system as to the definition of a traditional longboard. Im excited and inspired every single day to get in the water and put these boards through their paces. Thank you for watching and BE HERE NOW. -CJ
shot by, Justin Bowers
This is my last clip from our recent trip Mexico. Its a compilation of all the leftover stuff that was not top quality but just to good to delete. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to checkout my clips and all the feedback. Thanks to Justin Bowers, Geoff Wilson and Debbie Day for capturing it all. -cj
Small wave frolic on my 9'10" CJ Nelson Designs "Australian Slasher" shot by Debbie Day.
This Clip was shot in during my last stay in Mexico over new years 2015. Ian Chisholm and I have been working hard on designing a range of super functional longboards; the board I'm riding here is called the "Classic" and its the design I have been riding for the better part of my surfing life. A true California-style nose rider. We have taken our knowledge of modern surfboards and mixed it with traditional templates, volumes and materials to come up with a few of the most functional longboard designs to date. Clip- Justin bowers (@jbowersphoto) Music- Terraplane sun
I am lucky enough to live in an environment where you can surf alone any time you choose.I love taking a different path where you are free to surf without judgment other than from yourself. I spend 90% of my time wondering through this world these days. As far from the pressures of society, the rules and regulations of board design and the judgmental, crowded, cliquy lineups that litter the coast of southern California as I can get. Surfing means a lot of different things to a lot of people and to me its always meant freedom to draw my own lines on the equipment I so choose. Live simply, simply live. Camera- Justin Bowers @jbowers