Jim was born and raised in San Clemente, California…the ultimate surf town! He has travelled the world surfing, diving and fishing. Being an avid waterman, Jim always wanted one place he could see the best surf properties in the world to dream and plan.
Henry is a legendary California surfer who is a mainstay in many aspects of our surfing culture. Henry started surfing along the sand bars in the South Bay, Hermosa, Redondo, Manhattan and Torrance beaches, way back in the early 1950’s. He was a star in many of Bruce Brown’s early surfing movies including “Slippery When Wet,” “Surfing Hollow Days” and “Barefoot Adventure.” His surfing along the North shore of Oahu during those years gained him a reputation as one of the premier “hotdoggers” of the period.
Chip has been fortunate enough to have travelled the world to fuel his stoke and passion for surfing and adventure. He considers himself a citizen of the world and has lived as an ex-pat in Central America. Although his young dreams of being a professional surfer never came to fruition, he did not let that stop him from becoming a globetrotter with a surfboard. Instead he financed his adventures and ex-pat lifestyle by creating his own opportunities utilizing his degree in Spanish and Latin-American studies and his natural understanding of business.