Saturday, October 31, 2009


There's just something sinister looking about this old Cadillac.....

Friday, October 30, 2009

Taste the Rainbow

If you own a Surftech Epoxy board and you ding it, chances are we can match the color...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Anything But Three

Thanks to movies like "Sprout" and guys like Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, and Chris Christenson, there's a growing movement of blending the best of the old and new.  Open your mind and approach surfing in a whole new way, on boards that work!  ~BR

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Check out the fin on this early 60's HOBIE. A fifteen dollar upgrade back then, but what a difference!- BR

Friday, October 23, 2009

Board Meeting

The chances for warm, sunny days are dwindling, so when we get two absolutely GORGEOUS days in a row, there's only one thing to do - work outside!  Any excuse to be in the sunshine results in very clean surfboards.  It's always fun to take down the old classic boards from the ceiling, polish 'em up and hear the stories of their origins and to be able to do it on a 75 degree day in late October is even better! ~BPM

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I can't tell you how many dings I have fixed with this brush.  In 11 years, I'm sure it's in the thousands. I bought a new one the other day (.39 cents) but I just can't let the old one go..... ~BR

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Presents from the Past

On the left is a red wood Alaia, could be 50 years old, could be 100 years old.  On the right is a modern day Alaia shaped out of Palownia wood by our good friend Rob Tinus.  This is where the present meets the past, and in the end its all about the riding of the waves. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sur is good to be an American!

Doing repairs on July 4th, looked down at my Stanley SurForm and saw red, white, and blue shavings, How Patriotic! ~br

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kookie Monsters!

Heres another board from the Joel Tudors new line, Kook Box, It is the Diamond tail twin. Interesting board with a lot of volume and the classic outline of a retro fish with a twist in the tail.  Joel takes the fish and puts a diamond tail on it.  Standing at 6' tall and nearly 22" wide and 3" thick, heres another great small wave board.  Knee to chest high with plenty of float for all times of the year! Check one of these out!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Looking on the Bright Side

Just a little something to brighten up your day.  For all the rain, wind and cold, there's always a silver lining.  Isle of Wight, Ocean City, MD October 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chris Christenson C-Unit

Once again Chris takes the best of the old and puts his spin on it.  Think "Morning of the Earth" or Greenough in the 70's.  Call it S-Foil, Displacement Hull or whatever. Just like all of Chris' boards, short or long, you just want to ride every one.  Slide in a rakey Flex Foil fin and enjoy.... BR


Today is National Boss' Day, so we'd like to give a great big shout out to the two best bosses EVVVER!  Brothers Blair and Chauncey Rhodes have had Chauncey's Surf Shop since 1995, and in that time have had many employees, both seasonal and year round.  Those of us who are here now would like to tell you thanks for being not only great bosses but great friends and making us a part of 'the family'!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stephanie Postell

Lifeguard, waitress, babysitter, world traveler, recent Auburn graduate and Chauncey's Surf Shop manager Par Excellence, is moving on. Stephanie Postell has been working at Chauncey's 54th St. shop since the beginning (she was 14).  Hard-working, upbeat, efficient, punctual and caring, Steph is one of the rare few who really get it!  She's moving to Tennessee to work in social services, and wherever she ends up, that community will be far richer for it.



Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Yesterday was about as fun as it gets - Nice little waves, 75 degree air, 68 degree water and a huge shipment of boards. Check out the new effort from Joel Tudor's KOOKBOX brand. THE TUBE BULLET....NICE!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Its all about picking your nose!

The nose of a board is an essential part to the riding of a wave.  Many people are concerned with the shape of the tail, but you must pass the nose before you can get to the tail.  Whether is be pointed, full, v-bottomed, flat, rockered, ect. it can determine the outcome of a wave.  Pick your nose with caution! 

Saturday, October 10, 2009

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2009 ONLY! IN STORE ONLY! Walk into Chauncey's Surf Shop on 54th St. and Coastal Highway, say, "Gabba Gabba Hey!" to any employee and receive $20 off any pair of Uggs in stock!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

An Evening With Fred Hemmings

Meet 1968 Surf World Champion and surfing legend Fred Hemmings. Fred is an Hawaiian State Senator, an author and a leading authority on the history of surfing and its interface with both the environment and commercial areas.  Hear tales of surfing with The Duke and how surfers can impact the surfing world today.

Friday October 9, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. American Legion Hall 29th St. and Coastal Highway.  Admisission is FREE! 

For more information:
443-664-6371 (Cammie)
410-430-0370 (Bryant)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

H-BOMB is the BOMB!

The H-Bomb has arrived!!  Ripcurl, one of the elite suit makers, has now stepped it up a notch to offer the first and only battery powered heated suit in the world.  There are only a few hundred of these suits out there and Chauncey's is one of the only stores to carry this suit on the East Coast!  The H stands for Hellllllll Yea its warm!  If you want a lighter suit and more warmth this is the suit for you! Stop by or shout at usl(410-524-6004), if you have any ?'s regarding this suit. 

Its another beautiful day in paradise with waves coming for the weekend! Stay tuned for more goodies.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Koastal Domination!

     Koastal long boards are redefining the art of the modern longboard.  With there wood inlays and Revenge trucks they are truly among the elite out there.   No two boards are exactly alike, plus they add a layer of fiberglass on the bottom for extra strength.  Check these boards out, you will not be disappointed!