9’6″ x 23 1/2″ x 3 (78 L)
Width 12″ from nose: 19 1/2″
Width 12″ from tail: 16 11/16″
10’0″ x 24″ x 3 1/8″ (87 L)
Width 12″ from nose: 19 15/16″
Width 12″ from tail: 16 3/4″
Single Fin System
Recommended Fin Set-up: Flying Diamonds Cali Pivot Fin
- Japanese manufactured carbon fiber. The best quality in the world
- Flex characteristics….slow flex and fast rebound. Super responsive and snappy due to quick rebound rate. Ultra performance.
- Our lightest material with the best strength to weight ratio.
Carbon Fiber/ INEGRA
- This is a 50/50 blend of top quality Japanese carbon fiber and INEGRA, a bright white ballistic fiber.
- Flex characteristics….great blend of that traditional feel that we all love and the dynamic rebound carbon fiber has. Amazing flow and rhythm.
- A beautiful blend of both new and old.
- Blend of traditional fiberglass and opaque pigment to give that classic look.
- Flex characteristics… Most amount of flex out of all of our lamination process. Immediate addiction warning.
- Traditional look with space-age feel.
- Magnetized fiberglass infused with aluminum. Gives its dynamic sliver appearance. This is our heaviest lamination material. Mega strong with beautiful aesthetic
- Flex characteristics….Feels like a more alive volan cloth or traditional longboard. Heavier weight with performance values. Rides like a dream.
- Space age look with a traditional feel.
- Made the old fashion way with traditional fiberglass, polyurethane blank and resin.
- We can shape, glass and color you up any custom or model you’d like.
- Inquire through our contact page and we will get back to you in a timely fashion.
- 6-8 weeks build time.
2007 rolled around and CJ got the call up from filmmaker Thomas Campbell about working on his upcoming project called the “Sprout”. Thomas mentioned that he wanted to film on the fabled points of southern Baja and the trip was on. It was a dream come true to work with Thomas who was bringing awareness to log riding and alternative surf craft in general. CJ knew that he had to surf better than he ever had and it was time to design the best board he ever had. He got with a good friend and shaper Dane Purlee to take elements from all his favorite boards over the years to make the ultimate point break noserider and That’s exactly what he ended up with. CJ’s performance on his bubblegum pink noserider became even more famous than his beloved model and put CJ on the map as arguably the most progressive noserider of all time. Thomas Campbell’s film the “Sprout” toured with great success and is known as one of the most important films of CJ’s generation.
Fast forward ten years to where CJ is now. CJ had moved on from his beloved noserider searching for inspiration and diversity in the radical Involvement style longboards the young Australians were riding in the late 60s. Ultimately changing CJs surfing for the better making him a much more complete log rider. Although CJ was 100% stoked and surfing at the top of his game, The thing Cj constantly kept hearing was “hey, do you think you can make me one of your old noseriders?” CJ is a bit of a collector had kept some important boards from his past along with roughly 250 order forms from what he thought were his all-time favorite boards.
Around Christmas of 2015, CJ pulled old faithful out from under the house and made the trek to San Diego from Santa Cruz to meet up with longtime friend and “CJ Nelson Model” enthusiast Ryan Engle to discuss building one. Ryan had been working with Christian Wach recreating a version for Christian’s company, Canvas Surfboards, called the Purchase. Christian had won the Noosa surf festival noseriding division a staggering 4 times on a CJ Nelson Model and loved the feeling of that style log. CJ and Ryan talked memories and quickly got to it with measuring and scanning then shape 3D tweaking to hit all the numbers coming out with an exact replica of the original board from Thomas Campbell’s Sprout.
CJ was delighted with the looks and the under-arm feel and surfed it all over Southern California the majority of the 2016 summer. The board was magical and exactly what he remembered although CJ knew the final test would have to be in deep Baja at the fabled points he rode in Thomas Campbell’s film. CJ set out with a crew of friends late summer 2016 to put the board he started calling “Sprout” through the ultimate test. By all accounts, CJ did the most technical noseriding of his life nearly 10 years after his performance in Thomas Campbell’s film. His experience on that trip solidified his new but old creation as the resurrection of arguably the best noseriding surfboard of all time. CJ, the CJ Nelson designs team and shaper Ryan Engle proudly introduce, The Sprout…The ultimate performance noserider.