Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hometown: Oceanside, California
Sponsors: Quiksilver, Dragon, UM Surfboards, Surf Ride, DaKine
“Chris Abad, a.k.a. Don Juan Jr., a.k.a. hide your sisters, a.k.a. cougar bait-yeah, he surfs good!”-Jeremy Heit
“Not only does he surf good, but he’s got a mean crossover on the court. Chris is a natural with freakish talent in the surf.”-Jason “Biz” Bennett
“When he’s not dancing topless on the big screen at Papas & Beer, you can find him out ripping the North Jetty!”-Eric “Frodo” Klier
Growing up in Oceanside, California and becoming a successful surfer is no small feat. It seems as if we get overlooked because we’re sandwiched between San Diego and Orange County. For Chris Abad, however, things are looking up. Chris spent this past winter in the Quiksilver Pro Staff training program on the North Shore of O’ahu. It was great to see Chris able to hone his skills outside of his home break. And if you’re wondering, he’s not scared to take a couple on the head-in fact, he can rip eight-foot Sunset or two-foot O’side.
Chris is a super-competitive kid with the will to go all the way, and I hope we can add him to the list of the few who have held it down for our home, such as Mike Lambresi, Chuy Reyna, Jason Bennett, Jeremy Heit, and Zach Reinhardt. Be on the lookout!-Jamey Stone