Chris Leppan is South Africa’s most exiting freesurfer. His mix of smooth, stylish surfing & radical air
game has captured the eye of South Africa’s media. Chris has multiple covers to his name, yet is
seemingly un-phased by the hype. Whether he’ pulling in a decent size Kuta off his fishing ski, saving
turtle’s and dolphins or gliding through the tube, we can’t deny than Chris is having more fun than
Home Town: Umhlanga Rocks
Claim to fame: Third Generation surfer and waterman.
Favourite waves & board to ride in the conditions: Fast, powerful, hollow waves that don't close out.
3 fin THRUSTER, more specifically… Fishstix 5'10 Rounded Pin (Insert Model Name HERE) or Fishstix
5'6 ('seabass' Model i think?).
Something un surf related Aspiring travel journalist the loves fishing, spearfishing and hiking in the
The best heaviest thing: Empty West Coast Slabs
The Worst: Localism
‘’Since day 1, Working with the Fishstix crew has been smooth sailing. I have always been welcome
in his home and his factory and some of my greatest experiences have been surfing the amazing
pointbreak’s around where he lives while working on boards and catching a few fish at the same
time. I can’t quite remember the first surfboard i ever got from him but since I’ve had the
opportunity to shy away from competition and focus on scoring the best waves possible I’ve had
some incredible surfboards that many surfers would not be able to ride while fitting into the whole
'judging criteria' thing. We have had alot of creative freedom when it comes to our surfer/shaper
relationship and having a shaper that will take off deeper than you on most days gives me great
confidence in his designs. I respect Simon in and out of the water, and his surfboards are the cherry
on top. His surfing and his shaping speaks for itself. Thank you Fishstix.’’
Simon is a great friend and his product feels like an extension of my limbs. Every time.
Follow Chris @in2thewater
Chris weigh’s 65kg’s
Surf Punk 5’10 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 24.8L
Wave Improver 5’8 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 25L
Sea Bass 5’6 x 18 ¾ x 2 ¼ x 25L
Wave Warrior 6’1 x 18 5/8 c 2 4/15 x 27.5L