My life goal to continually elevate my level of surfing has led me on a long quest to explore different designs and constructions. I love to surf different boards in different conditions and so I have remained open to new ideas and have tried boards built from wood to epoxy and tried many, many shapes.
Until recently however, nothing really compared to the traditional polyester boards that I’ve surfed since I was a kid. I still love a good poly board, but I have also discovered the amazing hand built Thunderbolt Technology Epoxy Matrix boards featured in this website.
These boards are built like no other and incorporate advanced materials and stringer systems that take performance and durability to new levels. Aussie shaper Ian Chisholm and I designed these boards from the inside out, adapting our polyester shapes to take full advantage of the new materials and make the subtle adaptations necessary to make these boards perform at the highest levels I have ever experienced. - CJ Nelson