Firewire Chum Lee Review

What the Firewire website says about the Chum Lee:

‘Dan Mann States: I’ve been riding the Chum Lee for a while now. In 2009, when I first stepped beyond The Fish design for a groveler, I started with the Sweet Potato and then the Baked Potato as I explored shorter and shorter grovelers. As fun as super short boards are with the right fins and volume, I found the Chum Lee filled a key slot in my quiver.

The Chum Lee should be ridden a bit longer so I ride a Chum Lee that’s 2”-3” longer than my Baked Potato. The added rocker and round tail combined with less width make it super versatile and allow for a seamless transition back to a performance shortboard when the waves are going off.


HE (Helium) – The same expanded lifespan beyond traditional materials that many expect from FST, in addition to the gentle compression beneath your feet that others love about LFT. We used the lightest foam we have to make Helium, combined with a brand new rail crafted from both balsa wood and paulownia wood. It’s all wrapped in a brand new deckskin material we’re introducing for the first time.’

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What people are saying about it:

“Just surfed it in 2′ clean gutless surf. Paddles way better into a wave than my SP, gets up and going with a ton of speed. Super responsive from the tail. Absolutely love it, I’ll even go to the extreme and say it’s the best shortboard I’ve ever surfed, still frothing! Deck didn’t have a mark on it, but I don’t think it will be as tough as FST. If your after a one board quiver I think this weapon will cover all bases, can’t wait to get it in some juice.” – deadkipper on Firewire Surfboards forum

“Chumlee…WHAT A BOARD! That’s it, doesn’t need any other words.” – Craig Wills on

“I had this for a while before FF. Very fun board!” – Oceanslide on SURFER Magazine forum

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