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Topic: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England
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Topic: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England
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Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

East Coast's first twin-fin and origin?



By:

Tahquitz

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

Wow!  This ancient brand of pig twin-fin was built by Chip Guenther of Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 1971-1973? Chip built this 5'6-6' shape to ride the slow point-break walls of South Shore, R.I. . They were inspired by Mike Tabeling and Wayne Lynch's visits to this mysto area. Boards worked adaquately, unless big and hollow, then all broke out their Lightning Bolts. Aloha.

By:

Blue dog

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

Being President of Roger Williams College surf team 69-71, I was aware of these Gary Propper (Flahrida) influenced tubs. Note: these Aussie-inspired twin-fins worked well at beachbreaks at Horseneck and Round Pond (sand bottom-point), but the riders didn't understand the pump-and-drive needed for the point walls offered in the Tiverton area. Sanity was brought to this area by Porter and Al Kelley with round pins aquired on trips to Puerto Rico.

By:

Dayze

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

Why don't the authors check these bogus inclusions? The truth- I'm a southern California firefighter who brought the hexcel twin-fin to Monahan's Dock during the fall of 1971; the locals at this Gansett' spot had evidently been to Rocky Point, Hawaii the previous winter and 'dominated' 3-4' Rocky- yea, right. Dave Levy, Peter Pinocchio tried to drop in on me, but I skated up their ass! Many locals then came to worship my Cal' knowledge, but my knowledge was taken by Lis and Nuuhiwa in the World Contest, thus, the name, Blue (sadness), Chip (everyone copied me), but I'm over it.

By:

Caldonia

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

Unreal, some guy says he introduced the twinnie to New England- those guys didn't see one until 1973! They ride stiff and push themselves with their hands in the wave face just to keep from bogging down! Yea, so the Cape get's 3' occassionally, Rhodie has good Italian food, Conneticut has a sub base, but, really, California has the barrels and the fires! Happy trails.

By:

Mrs. Murphy

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

My love in life passed away after man years spent soul-surfing, carving surfboards (Con Surfboards), and rehabbing; we met in Walpole and he wad my partner- have respect!

By:

Coachella

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

Gansett' Peah's gut heevy in Noah, taday 10-15' faces, wicket drahps n' bahruls; me n' Jimbo Hoegin gut toobed faevea, unreels, bra, just like duh kine in Huwyuh! Whotahshed rules, bro!



By:

vincent(vinnie)dimartino

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

im looking 4 chip.one of the last times I saw him was in his basement when we were"blowin"foam and nearly blew up his house.the time frame was during the new Bedford riots.if chips still around please respond with an addess.thanks.by the by chip trained under famed shaper del cannon back in the 60s.

By:

Mike

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

I worked at Acushnet Co. and surfed with Chip in the summer of 1971. I had a Del Cannon board, and designed  a board for Chip to build for me. Still have both. Haven't seen Chip since 1972. He was living in Acushnet, Ma in an A-Frame house he had built.



By:

vinnie

RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England

thanks for the lead.if you surfed with chip in 71/72 we probably shared a good right at goosewing


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