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  • Shaper: Chris Christenson­
  • Born: May 14th 1973 in Whittier, California
  • Residence: Cardiff by the Sea, California +Swall Meadows, CA
  • Factory: 1665 South Rancho Santa Fe Rd Suite E-1., San Marcos, Ca 92078
  • Years Surfing: 29
  • Years shaping: 22
  • Boards shaped: 19,000+
  • Surf Trips: Baja, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, East Coast, Japan, Taiwan, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Hawaii, Texas, Fiji
  • Shaping trips to Japan: 27
  • Shaping Mentors: Dick Brewer, Skip Frye, and John Holly
  • Favorite Board Builders; Dick Brewer, Skip Frye, Jack Reeves, Mike Diffenderfer, Rusty Preisendorfer, Simon Anderson, Tyler Hatzikian, Eric Christenson
  • Favorite tool: Skil 100 power plane
  • Shaping room music: Radiohead, Hot Snakes, Mars Volta, Mastodon, Murder City Devils, Ludivico Einaudi, Queens of the Stone Age
  • Favorite food: Japanese and Mexican (burritos!)
  • Hobbies: Surfing all styles of boards, back country snowboarding, vintage motorcycles and cars, fishing, golf, and seeing live music
  • Shaping Highlights: Working for and shaping side by side with Dick Brewer and Skip Frye. Greg Long winning the Eddie and Waterman of the Year, 5 XXL winners awarded on my boards, Tribute to the Masters contestant, 2 second place finishes in Reef Board Build Offs’, building boards for some of the best surfers in the world (see clientele page)