Christian Fletcher: Where Is He Now?

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That air is huge, and that's Christian Fletcher traveling real f#ckin' far. I was reading an interview that Stab Magazine did with Nathan Fletcher, and they asked him if he ever talks to his brother Christian.

Excerpt from Stab: “I wish I did. The guy is so weird. I saw him on a ferry on the way back from Lombok. He told me he had waited for me to apologise to him for three years. I was, like, sorta wanting to talk but he’s self-consumed. I probably am too. He’s still a fucking dick. Major ego fucking shit. Unfortunate. He misses a lot of friends. A lot of opportunities. He doesn’t know how gnarly he is cuz he doesn’t even know. I wish he was something enough to have a relationship. That’s lame – Stab Yeah, lame. He’s on a super deal – he’s always been so incredibly talented and blah blah blah. I don’t know what to say on how to act. It’s sad to see him. Everyone wants to help him. I mean, my dad has done everything to give us a life. Someday he’ll come around.”

I had pretty much forgotten all about Christian Fletcher up until I read this. Then I started wondering what the Hell happened to him? Where is he now? Last thing I had heard was he was living in Hollywood with his girl and not really surfing at all. As you should know, Christian Fletcher is the Godfather of aerial surfing, and pretty much paved the way for others to follow. He was the very first air guy put in the spotlight. The dude was way ahead of his time and took plenty of sh!t for his skateboard-influenced style of approaching a wave – banned from the magazines and the whole deal. Christian Fletcher was too edgy for his own good, and no one knew what to do with him. How do you market a drug addicted out-of-control surfer that doesn't give a sh!t about anything? He was like a sponsor's worst nightmare but talented as f#ck. Ask any air guy who they looked up to growing up, and they will all mention his name. But everything went downhill for him. After people started shutting him out he lashed back by being this huge @hole. He's always said that holding a grudge wasn't the right answer. He wasn't allowed to enter contests or anything, and was pretty much kicked off the beach. He became one of the most hated surfers that ever lived. Sh!t was real, and people weren't letting up. The mainstream surfing community was over Christian Fletcher and wanted nothing to do with him. Plenty of time has gone by since, and I'm curious where he is now?

Hopefully still surfing every day, because whether you like it or not, Christian Fletcher will go down as a legend…

A short little interview with Christian about the downfall…

Comments

  1. I’ve got good news for you Jesse. Inside sources have informed me that Christian will appear in the upcoming Rip Curl flick “Something for Nothing”. Although he’s still on probation and cannot leave the state, he’s back in the water (and the air) and off the hard stuff. I look forward to watching him on my tv (on DVD, not VHS) again, trying to figure out how the hell he does that sh!t.

  2. Awesome!

  3. The media has never known C.F. so therefore the public has been spoon fed everything except how the real C.F. is. So many times in his life he would wake up one day & go cold turkey sober. He once did it for over 2 years. He never did it for anything other than he wanted to. Few people will get to know how he really is. They would trip about how much he really cares about so many diff. things.

  4. anti-barneys says:

    dont he have a santa cruz surfboards pro model?then why are you triying to make a lost & comeback history?tell me about the life of the 90% last surf world champions and after the sport is always the same:normal life!!

  5. salt creek says:

    I want to defend Christian. I could be right on this. I knew Christian’s brother in law. Christian had a lousy marriage from what I heard. She took full custody as far as I could see. She moved Greyson (their son) closer to Hollyweird to get him into the dirty biz. He’s only like 19 now. The brother in law was totally into Hollyweird so it is my guess it was their families’ idea to do it. Christian apparently hates the ex. This could be the reason? Also, it could be the reason he moved to Hollyweird and put his career aside. Protecting his son? That’s my guess.

  6. Back in the day, and I’m talking late 80′s early 90′s, Christian Fletcher WAS DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE, catching AIR on a surfboard. He was THE ONLY guy doing it and he made it look easy.

    Chris (37 year old retired surfer, not by choice)

  7. as of spring 2011 he was in tokyo a couple of weeks ago – hanging out at a roppongi disco (lexington queen)

  8. I saw him at drainpipes (Zuma westward beach) on May 22 , 2011. Hanging out but not surfing. He’s a Legend. Had an interesting entourage.

  9. i seen him chillin with schnabel in an art gallery in madrid on the 13th Sept, 2011

  10. i got some dope from him at the viper …he loved crack alot and would go for days on it

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