Chris Christenson Challenge

There’s no denying the addictive feel of friction free flying on twin fins. While most lineups on the North Shore are full of high performance thrusters, Chris Christenson built a sexy looking Nautilus twin to send to the O’Neill North Shore Hawaii House for all the boys to give it a run.

Here’s Chris judging who rode it the best between Timmy Reyes, Soli Bailey, Ian Crane and Noah Wegrich. 

More about the board:

When you normally think twin fin, you think short and wide. With these guys at their level, you’d probably be thinking sub 5’6. This board was actually a Christenson Nautilus Twin, measuring in at 6’4 x 20 x 2 5/8. The Nautilus is a “stretched” version of a normal fish. Longer, leaner, with a more pulled in nose and tail. This gives it more drive and speed in better surf. It also keeps the nose from catching and the tail held in at higher speeds.

Check this clip of Soli Bailey warping on the Nautilus Twin...

We have a size run of Christenson Nautilus Twins on order due here at the beginning of May. These will all be clear/sanded, with tapered cedar stringers and Futures boxes, and all are available for pre-order if you want to put your name on one. We are also writing up custom orders for this design, for other sizes with all sprays, tints and finishes available. You can even go nuts and order a one of a kind @Tapedoff Peter St. Pierre resin panel dazzle like the board featured in the CC Challenge.

In Stock Now

6’4 x 21 x 2 5/8

6’8 x 21 1/4 x 2 7/8


Available for pre-order:

6’4 x 20 x 2 5/8 (CC Challenge Dims)

6’6 x 21 x 2 5/8

6’8 x 21 1/4 x 2 11/16

6’8 x 21 1/4 x 2 7/8 (Trip Dims)

6’10 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4

It’s critical to use the more upright Christenson Captain Fin Twin Fin (White LTD) and not a keel fin on the Nautilus Twin, Lane Splitter and C-Hawk, as all three of these boards were designed around this fin, with box placement based on using this fin.

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