Another wonder from the mind of Dan Mann, the Firewire Chum Lee Helium Surfboard tucks lots of volume into a very rippable template. The Chum Lee fills the gap between groveler and shortboard while adding a super fun travel board to your quiver. A descendant of the popular Potato models from recent years, the Chum Lee shaves off some of the extra fat and injects a faster and looser feeling into your ride.
The Chum Lee offers smooth paddling, clean drops and quick carves all in less than perfect conditions making it the ultimate semi groveler shape. The Chum Lee should be ridden a bit longer so ride your Chum Lee 2”- 3” longer than a Baked Potato or Sweet Potato style board. 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. With a thin tail profile and strategic concave the Chum Lee allows for playful precision in day to day surf.
Firewire's Helium construction is a breakthrough in extremely lightweight and durable performance epoxy technology. By pairing existing features from the highly successful FST (Future Shapes Technology) build process with an alternative sandwich skin material, Firewire has created Helium construction which uses this new composite in conjunction with a redesigned parabolic wood rail that includes both Balsa and Paulownia woods. The end result is that Helium has a +15% weight reduction over FST, a slightly faster flex and rebound characteristic, as well as a higher breakpoint. Lighter, stronger and more responsive... Helium is the future under your feet.