CJ Nelson Designs Guerreo Thunderbolt 9'11 x 23 9/16 x 3 3/16 Surfboard
The CJ Nelson Designs Guerreo Thunderbolt 9'11 Surfboard is designed with a nice clean consistent rocker curve that provides hold on the nose, has a stable and fast trim from the forward position, and precise control and drive from the rear.
“In designing and shaping this board I wanted to bring a totally fresh approach to what CJ has been riding. After making a few Nausea model’s in various sizes and with a few tweaks I had a solid idea of what I wanted to do with this concept. The Guerrero model is something fresh and exciting. Starting with the rocker used in the Dead Kooks Nausea model we added some extra curve in the front 18 inches giving a nice clean and consistent rocker curve improving hold on the nose, stable and fast trim from a forward position and precise control and drive from the rear. The outline is a nod to some late 60’s Australian favorites, pulling in the ears out front and carrying width just behind center providing a nice hip to work from. There is a pretty serious amount of concave that runs through the front third of the board, narrow and blended into the belly as it runs out into the rest of the board while not altering the rail line. The rails are a noticeably a little lower more a 60/40 running into a paneled V section leading into the fin with a dash of edge for control, direct feel underfoot and a little flair.” – Eden Saul
- DIMENSIONS: 9'11 x 23 9/16 x 3 3/16
- VOLUME: 82.0L
- TAIL: Squash
- FIN CONFIGURATION: Single
- FINS: Single Fin Box
- CONSTRUCTION: Thunderbolt Silver
- SURFBOARD TYPE: Longboard
Thunderbolt Technology utilizes advanced materials and technology to decrease weight while enhancing performance, flex characteristics, board control, and durability. Mass-produced epoxy boards are corky and stiff. While light and durable, they simply don’t ride well. But Thunderbolt’s hand-built boards take superior epoxy materials to an entirely different level. These boards provide the feel and sensitivity of a good poly board but deliver performance far beyond traditional epoxy pop-out constructions. Indeed, those who ride these high-tech epoxy boards claim they actually feel better than polyurethane. Thunderbolt boards are 100% hand layups. They begin with an EPS foam core with multi-component carbon fiber stringer systems that produce engineered flex and twist for a more lively, responsive performance. Proprietary designs employing internal carbon fiber components are then arrayed in the deck and bottom of the deck for precise flex control and strength. The core shield PVC provides flexible protection to increase strength and durability without compromising the flex and twist characteristics built into the blank. With ample carbon fiber and fiberglass in the deck, bottom, and rails, these boards both outperform and outlast traditional PU boards and other epoxy designs.
There are 3 construction types within the Thunderbolt Technology. Thunderbolt Silver is handcrafted applying fiberglass and carbon fiber laminations. The bottom laminations are 6 and 4-oz. layers while the deck is applied with a 4 oz. fiberglass lamination followed by a 6 oz. carbon fiber lamination. The handcrafted result is an enhanced response with a classic feel longboard.