Chris Christenson is coming to Pukas

Christenson Surfboards at Pukas Surf

In 1992, Chris Christenson’s shaping career began with a six-year apprenticeship to shaping legend, Dick Brewer, perfecting the skill of shaping boards under Brewer, and the influence of his then neighbour, Skip Frye. His board designs reflect these influences with a combination of classic lines and progressive creativity. Walk through his factory and you will see an eclectic range of boards under construction..longboard next to a gun, a glider next to mid length..single fins..keel fins and thrusters.

For a short time Chris Christenson will be shaping boards at the Pukas factory in Northern Spain so if you have always lusted over one of surfboards now is the time to get a custom order in..  Here’s just a few of the models available…

Christenson Mescaline Christenson Flat Tracker Christenson Dead Sled Christenson C Bucket Christenson Cafe Racer Christenson Bonneville Christenson Fish Christenson Solitude Christenson Invisible Policeman

Chris is at the Pukas factory shaping boards between the 15th June and 25th June, so if you want to get your hands on one of these, have any queries, or quite simply fancy a good old fashioned chat about anything at all, drop us a line on +44(0)1736 757025 or talk to one of our board freaks via email at

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£150 Off All Firewire Vanguards

A Retrospective Appraisal

The Firewire Vanguard, a game changer.

The Vanguard is a diamond nosed modern planing hull (MPH) designed, pioneered and refined by Daniel”Tomo”Thomson. The distinctive ultra parallel (straighter) lines running nose to tail allow the board to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously considered functional. The parallel outline reduces drag, increases planing lift giving more speed.  The rectangular nature of the board makes it stable and the narrow central wide point will allow for fast rail to rail transitions. Add multiple concave bottom contours for added lift through flat sections of  a wave and the end result is a design that is fast, responsive and easy to control.

But don’t just take our word for it, why not come in and try our demo board and experience  the difference.  Over the last few years the Vanguard has been superseded by the Nano, Evo and Vader, but it remains the foundation and blueprint for all those later models.

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The boys are off to Aus

In our never ending quest to ensure that we keep the shop stocked with the freshest surfing goodies. Trev and Ryan have volunteered to spend the next couple of weeks traversing the coastline of Australia connecting with our current suppliers and searching for “the next big thing”.

They start in Sydney and no doubt after a short tour around the Royal Opera House in an effort to shake off the jet-lag they’ll be heading to the Northern Beaches smeared in factor 50 for meetings with various shipping companies. We are determined to bring our customers the latest models from Australia’s premium board builders as soon as they are released so a bit of blah blah blah over a few cold beers will almost certainly help with the negotiations.

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DHD Surfboards coming soon

Darren Handley is regarded as one of the finest shapers in the world. Growing up on Australia’s Gold Coast has allowed Darren to study the large variety of waves there and refine and create the most perfect boards to suit each type of wave. This has resulted in the DHD team taking numerous titles, including Mick Fanning’s 3X ASP World Titles and Stephanie Gilmore’s 6X ASP World Titles.

DHD surfboards haven’t been around for a while in our shop here at Down the Line… But that’s about to change. We have just placed a large order with Mr. Handley in Australia and the boards are being made over there right now. We’re expecting delivery around Mid March. Have a look below for the range we have coming in stock.

Click the surfboard image to find out more about the board


DHD DX1 JF Surfboard DHD DX1 JF DHD XRS Surfboard DHD XRS DHD Twin Fin Surfboard DHD Twin Fin

DHD Epoxicore Switchblade Surfboard
DHD Switchblade – Epoxicore

DHD Epoxicore DX1 Surfboard
DHD DX1 – Epoxicore

DHD Mini Twin Surfboard
DHD Mini Twin

Feel free to contact us or give us a ring on 01736 757025 for more info on arrival dates and board info. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a video of Darren talking about the new DHD XRS

DHD XRS Small Wave Performance Shortboard from DHD Surf on Vimeo.

Ah go on then, one more video.. Darren talking about the new Epoxicore technology:-

Behind The Curtain with Darren Handley & EpoxiCORE from DHD Surf on Vimeo.

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New Bing Longboards and V.Bowls!

New V.Bowls coming in stock early 2017

Take a look at those tails.. These are the exact boards from Ryan Lovelace that will be arriving in our shop in early January 2017. We have a selection of V.Bowls, Evening Star, Mr. Fantasy and Incut Fish boards from Ryan Lovelace that are already on the water and on their way to us now..  Check below to see the Incut Fish we have coming over… (we only have 2 of these!)

Ryan Lovelace Incut Fish Surfboards
The Incut Fish laid on top of some V.Bowls

Bing Surfboards

In the same delivery we have some of the ever popular James Parry Longboards from Bing Surfboards. The last James Parry models we had in the shop flew out, and the feedback from the riders has been fantastic. This board has been created for all conditions, making it really suitable for British waters, from beachies, point breaks, fat to steep waves. We don’t have any pictures of the Bings yet, but check here to see the James Parry longboard on the Bing website

We have limited numbers coming in from all of these boards, please contact us to check current stock availability or to secure yours today!

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