Christenson Gerr Review

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What the Christenson Surfboards site says about the Gerr:

‘Brad Gerlach was one of my favorite surfers growing up and now he is one of my best friends and my team rider. Whether it’s surfing, art, music, or fashion, Brad has a great sense of detail. And because of that and his track record of being one of the best surfers in the world I respect his feedback. The Gerr model is a reflection of his world wide savvy to wave knowledge and equipment. His style is smooth yet powerful, graceful yet explosive and this is the board he does it on.’

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Image Source: ChristensonSurfboards.com

Image Source: ChristensonSurfboards.com

Christenson Gerr with red rails | BlinkSurf

Christenson Gerr’s channel bottom with a mild swallow-tail | BlinkSurf

Christenson Gerr’s narrow nose | BlinkSurf

Christenson Gerr with JJF Signature Futures | BlinkSurf

What one of our BlinkSurf team riders says about the Gerr:

This board is great when the waves are good.

I ordered my Christenson Gerr with red rails, channel bottom and a carbon strip. (Dims: 6 3 20 3/4 2 3/4)

It came out feeling a little bit chunkier than I was expecting based on the other Christenson models I have. Maybe the channels and the carbon patch make it heavier. The glass feels solid.

They don’t state the volume but it’s probably somewhere around 38.5 liters, making it little on the semi step-up side of my volume range.

The nose is narrow and the wide point is more in the middle part of this board. The tail is a mild swallow compared to a twin fin. It is like a round tail with a chunk taken from it. It rides like a longer board.

It has plenty of rocker in the nose and only medium rocker in the tail.

On the underside, the nose goes from a slight rolled entry to a single concave into a deep concave with 4 channels. I got futures which makes it a 4 channel. If you get fcs1 you can have six channels.

The best fins for this board are the new John John futures. They feel super smooth.

The wave range for this board is big. It works in anything from 1-2 foot beach break slop through to 7-foot punchy point break waves.

I’ve traveled with this board as a one-board quiver to Queensland and it handles any conditions.

It’s not as fast as a quad or twin but it is very smooth and predictable. For clean wave faces it has beautiful carving ability.

What other people are saying about it:

“Chris builds and Jon is the man that ensures the ship is ran tight. Have bought 3 boards in 6 mo and they’re all keepers! Gerr Model, Scrambler with a side of Kevin Bacon! I’m sure I’ll be adding more. Thanks guys!” – user Jonny R. on Yelp

“Just a bit too small for me.” – Dan on sandiego.craigslist.org

“If you are over 40 and still like to shred thruster shortboards you should get one…” – surfysurfy.net

“Explosive performance surfing! It’s Grrreaat!!” – Mitchs North on Facebook

“Little board but big shreddah! The Ger as in.. Gerlach!” – Billy Watson on Facebook

Sample Dimension:

6’0 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8

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