They say every gentleman should have a tailor. In this age of mass-produced surfwear it’s almost impossible to be unique. Ok, so a hipster may team a charity cardigan with a pair of Carhatt chinos by way of an ironic comment postmodern consumerism but for the rest of us it’s mainly mass-produced in China. Surfers have always loudly asserted their individuality and in this world of uniformity the gentleman surfer still has his shaper.
What do you want? A fish? A thruster? Single fin egg? Want it in polyurethane, epoxy, red wood or carbon fibre? No problem, CJ has seen it all. Well-respected as a leader in the field he started as a damn hot longboarder. He’s been Cornish, England, British and European champion at some point. He’s seen the shortboard revolution come and go, the revival of the logs and the retro movement. Who better to get your board from than the man who shaped Cheyne Horan bonkers Laser Zaps in the UK?