Steven Buchan

Steven “The Kraken” Buchan is a 32-year-old surfer who grew up in the Harbor Area of Los Angeles in a little town called San Pedro. His dad was a surfer so naturally, his pops always tried to get him into the water early on in his life. Despite surfing being heavily pushed by his family, he started getting into trouble and gravitated towards other things. This would end up being an ongoing theme throughout the early years of his life. Finally, at the end of his 8th-grade year in middle school, his dad finally got him on a board and into the water. He took to it like a fish to water and started getting noticed by people rather quickly. He had a small article in Longboard Magazine and got invited on several trips across the world. He started surfing for companies like Jon Wegener Surfboards, then Dewey Weber Surfboards and finally Tyler Surfboards.

“At the time, Tyler Hatzikian was an Idol to me. The way he was able to whip his 30-pound longboard around and lock in hang tens at a dumping beach break like El Porto, was astounding to me. It still is to this day! I met him in Oceanside one day at a contest, he watched me surf a heat & then put me on his team immediately. This was one of the high points in my life. Imagine meeting your favorite football or basketball player, them seeing you play and putting you on their team. That’s exactly what it was like for me!”

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There’s nothing quite like working at a job smack dab in the middle of some amazing Malibu point breaks. I’m able to get off work around 4pm and go shred amazing waves until the sun goes down. That’s a normal Monday- Friday for me. Work, surf, and then repeat. I can’t thank Cj Nelson enough for all the opportunities he has given me and for continuing to push me to new levels. He encouraged me to grab any footage I had and to learn how to edit video. So that’s what I did. Norwell 9 and Laura Holman answered the call for video footage. I grabbed as much footage as they had of me riding my red 10’0″ Cj Classic and my 9’6″ Texalium Sprout & spent a couple months putting it all together. Both these boards are amazing! I absolutely love the Sprout though. It’s the ultimate noseriding machine. It seems to work so well everywhere I surf it. CJ and Ryan Engle really put together a masterpiece when they were in the shaping room dreaming up this board. It’s all time! ~ Steven Buchan  

Me and Ryan Cannon of LogRap decided to get together one weekend and cruise the coast of so-cal searching for waves. We ended up getting some killer San’O in and scoring a killer sesh at the BU. This was literally day 1 on a brand new Cj Nelson Designs 10’0 Classic after not riding this model for well over a year. Needless to say, this board is super user-friendly… I also just want to say that I can’t express enough how grateful I am for the opportunities I’ve been given and to all the people I’ve been able to get to know in the surf community over the last couple years. It has been a very special time for me. Coming off of a decade-long run on the street, not surfing at all in that time frame, and making it out of a life few make it out of, still blows my mind. I’ve been truly blessed to have been given a second chance. Hopefully, my story can show others that its never too late and that anything is possible. ~ Steven Buchan