Haven 2018-05-10T11:26:33+00:00

THE HAVEN

The Haven by Wayne Rich X CJ Nelson knows no boundaries. Combining everything Wayne and CJ know about long boarding, we blended performance rails with rockers of tomorrow, added a wide nose with dramatic noseriding concave, and put some aggressive edge in the tail. The result is truly special and unique. A board that does it all, in nearly every condition.  This board tip rides with the best of them and slices turns on a dime. This is one of the most unique and user-friendly longboards in the world today. Take it anywhere and ride it with confidence.

Sizes:
9’1″ x 22 1/2″ x 3″ (69 L)
Width 12″ from nose: 18 5/8 ”
Width 12″ from tail: 14″

9’4″ x 23″ x 3 1/8″ (73 L)
Width 12″ from nose: 18 15/16″
Width 12″ from tail: 14 5/16″

9’11” x 23 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (84 L)
Width 12″ from nose:  19 1/4″
Width 12″ from tail: 14 5/16″

Construction:
Thunderbolt Red

Single Fin System OR 2+1 Fin System

Shaper: Wayne Rich

Xeon Fiberglass

  • Blend of traditional fiberglass and opaque pigment to give that classic look.
  • Flex characteristics… Most amount of flex out of all of our lamination process. Immediate addiction warning.
  • Traditional look with space-age feel.

Traditional Poly

  • Made the old fashion way with traditional fiberglass, polyurethane blank and resin.
  • We can shape, glass and color you up any custom or model you’d like.
  • Inquire through our contact page and we will get back to you in a timely fashion.
  • 6-8 weeks build time.

Wayne and CJ’s relationship goes back many years.  Their paths first crossed attending the California Coalition of Surf Clubs events when CJ was just a kid and Wayne was a young man whose shaping talents were becoming well recognized.  CJ new of Wayne and his shapes from his dad’s kitchen speeches about the best longboard shapers in the world as Wayne had already made it to his dad’s short list.  CJ gravitated to Wayne and the fountain of knowledge he had to share and Wayne continued to hone his gift, ultimately being inducted into the Shapers’ Hall of Fame in 2016.

CJ and Wayne often talked about getting into the shaping room together but the ever-changing state of Longboarding kept them guessing on what they would actually build.  They did, however, have occasion to work together and Wayne shaped some boards to help CJ launch his City Fog Surfboard line in 2011, but still, the opportunity to build something original together eluded them.

After, CJ’s wins at the 2017 Duct Tape Invitational and Mexi-Logfest, CJ announced his retirement from competitive longboarding. Cj was ready to move on to designs that break the mold of traditional norms and get something inspiring and dynamic under his feet. When CJ landed back in California he immediately looked up his long-time brother Wayne and got to designing. The general concept was to make the most functional longboard possible leaving eras and trends at the door. A board that anyone at any skill level at any spot will enjoy and excel on. Surfing is about history and tradition but it’s also about evolving and pushing the boundaries of design.

Wayne and CJ settled on the key design elements quickly, but the design development, testing, and tuning process took months to complete.  The result is one of the best performing and most functional longboards of all time.  We are humbled and honored to work alongside the true artisan and board building master, Wayne Rich. His years of hard work and knowledge will be forever cherished by our entire team. CJ Nelson and Wayne Rich proudly introduce their collaboration model, the HAVEN.