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Pukas Pegaso’s Size Chart

Length Width Thickness Litres
5’4” 18 3/4 2 3/8 27,70 l.
5’6” 19 2 7/16 29,66 l.
5’8” 19 1/4 2 1/2 31,72 l.
5’10” 19 1/2 2 9/16 33,89 l.

Pukas Pegaso’s Info

A more performance based twin fin when compared to the Chris Fish model, the Pukas Pegaso has a slightly more vertical approach to your surfing and handles bigger surf but still has that twin fin mentality. Out of all Chris Christenson’s twin fins, this is his A team’s favorite.

It can be surfed more aggressively in the pocket yet it still has good glide and drive. It’s a twin fin you can take to Indo or to your local beach break since it handles surf from 1ft-5ft.

How to order the Pegaso:
3-4 inches longer than your standard fish or 3-4 inches shorter than your daily performance shortboard. An average surfer that stands at 1m80cm and 70-75kg. should go for a 5’7″ or 5’8″.

Fins
System – Future Systems black boxes exclusively.
Fins – The Captain Fin Chris Christenson Twin Especial (Future System). It’s a multi-color solid fiberglass layup. Chris designed this fin to work well in your modern twin fin fish. It has an upright profile for pivot while still delivering the speed and the skatie feel that you love in a twin fin.



Pukas Surf Surfboards Water Lion by Chris Christenson


Pukas Surf Surfboards Pegaso by Chris Christenson

Chris Christenson holds a Pukas Pegaso


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Who is CxCx?

Surfing all styles of boards, back country snowboarding, vintage motorcycles and cars, fishing, golf, and seeing live music is what best defines Chris Christenson.

Shaping highlights: Working for and shaping side by side with Dick Brewer and Skip Frye. Greg Long winning the Eddie and Waterman of the Year, lots of XXL winners awarded on his boards, Tribute to the Masters contestant, 2 second place finishes in Reef Board Build Offs’… but probably the most important the recognition and credit he gets from the best surfboard builders and the orders he gets from the best surfers in the world.





Extract of an interview with Chris Christenson for Huck’s Magazine’s 10th anniversary

“I used to do surf contests back then, so I competed on my own boards. Then my friends started using them. And then their friends. By my sophomore year in university, I had a full-on business going”, says Chris.

Nearly 25 years later, Chris has shaped over 22.000 surfboards from his base in San Diego, customizing styles for elite figures such as Greg Long and Brad Gerlach. “Building boards for international competition can be as detail-orientated as making parachutes for a living”, he says. There is no marging for error.

“You are kind of taking someone’s life into your hands. But I enjoy that par of it. I always liken it to a high-level athlete where you’ve got to perform in the last few seconds of a game. Whereas others might be nervous and make mistakes, I’m the one saying, “gimme the ball”. That’s a good place to be”.

The Californian doesn’t believe in taking shortcuts in quality to save money. Instead he keeps his prices fixed, maintains the same diehard staff and let’s the work speak for itself. “To be a successful board builder with a career that’s going to last means working your ass off. I don’t think people realize what goes into it”.

“You are kind of taking someone’s life into your hands. But I enjoy that par of it. I always liken it to a high-level athlete where you’ve got to perform in the last few seconds of a game. Whereas others might be nervous and make mistakes, I’m the one saying, “gimme the ball”. That’s a good place to be”.

“Independence means everything to me”, says Chris. “Sometimes when I want to get in creative mode, I’ll purposely shut myself off to the surfing world. No magazines, no movies, no surf shops, I just try not to give a shit what anyone else is doing so I won’t be influenced by it”.

“Everyone needs passion in their life – everyone needs something,” he says. “But I feel like no matter what art, sport or industry you’re into, it’s healthy to just step out of it and get inspired by other things. It only seems to open more doors whn you go back”.



What else from Pukas x Chris Christenson? The Water Lion

“My initial concept for the water lion is for solid waves here in Europe, with the first two waves coming to mind: Hossegor and Mundaka. Those waves inspired this board´s design.” says Chris. Find out more here.