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Firewire Helium Chumlee surfboard 5ft 3 FCS II - White

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Firewire Helium Chumlee surfboard 5ft 3 FCS II - White
Firewire Helium Chumlee surfboard 5ft 3 FCS II - White Firewire Helium Chumlee surfboard 5ft 3 FCS II - White

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5 out of 5 stars

We had our first surf on this board yesterday and to sum up it paddles like a dream, glides like a longboard but turns easily and smoothly and is super fast.

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  • Name The Firewire Helium Chumlee surfboard 5ft 3"
  • Ability Intermediate/Advanced
  • Volume 28.7 litres
  • Conditions Anything from knee to overhead waves
  • Construction Helium Technology EPS Foam/Parabolic Balsa and Paulownia wood rails/High Density Aerospace Composite Deck Skins
  • Dimensions 5ft 3 x 20.5 x 2.312
  • Fin system FCS II Five Fin
  • Fins included No

Product Details

The Firewire Chumlee surfboard in their new Helium technology is a revelation. You’ll read online that its basically Dan Mann’s take on a Sweet Potato but this is not the case, it has all the plus points and none of the drawbacks. We had our first surf on this board yesterday and to sum up it paddles like a dream, glides like a longboard but turns easily and smoothly and is super fast. Its a groveller yes, but it deals with solid bigger surf just fine. You’ll surf it in waves from knee to head high in all wind conditions.

The full rounded tail is nicely thinned out to ensure the board pushes into turns relatively easily, whilst still carrying bags of speed. The wide point is pulled back a little from where you might expect it to be on a groveller to ensure speed through turns. The standout feature is the spine with double concave running though two thirds of the board and out of the tail, this feature combined with this exciting new Helium surfboards construction generates a huge amount of speed. Normally a board like this with so much width is not very responsive and hard to get going and generate speed but the Chumlee doesn’t fall into this category, its lively fun and fast and could easily sit with a more conventional shortboard to give you a quiver to cover 99% of waves you’ll come across.

Firewire’s Helium tech is all about making an already amazing set of construction options even better. Its lighter, seems strong, no signs of any pressure marks at all, and very fast. The top and bottom skins are parabolic rail set up is a new Paulownia/Balsa mix which is meant to give faster flex response. Having surfed the tech in a couple of different models it does feel light but the speed through a stiffer feel and responsiveness is exceptional, Helium is here to stay.

Ride the Chumlee in your normal groveller volume, we surfed a 5’ 9 at 35 litres rider is 12 stone/75 kgs and 6’ 1 and this volume was spot on for both knee high weaker waves and shoulder high better waves.

Boardshop is stoked to be a key partner for Firewire surfboards across Europe and beyond, we've been with them since the very start. Firewire surfboards are more durable than other surfboard manufacturing processes, and for 90% of surfers they will improve your surfing. Firewire is pushing the limits of applying new technology and innovation to surfboard design and always has an eye on the environmental impact of what they do, they truly are different to the other board companies out there. Firewire have come a long way since the early boards and the range of shapes and tech just gets better and better. A big chunk of the boards in the range are perfectly suited to the waves that 90% of us surf on a regular basis so if you haven't already give them a try. The staff here have surfed pretty much every board in the Firewire range at some time or another and we speak to surfers from all over the world and get their feedback on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we're well placed to talk about all aspects of Firewire surfboards.

We're happy to consider trading in your old board against a new Firewire, so If you have any questions about this we'd be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to info@boardshop.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250. And don't forget we offer interest free finance on all new premium surfboards!

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11 Customer Reviews - Read Them (11)

5 out of 5 stars

Great HP groveller in probably the best construction to date
We do not have a lot of days/year of waves in the mediterranean sea, and days of good waves are even more rare. However, you can surf here like 50-70 days/year, but of those only 5 to 15 are good days. So if you want to surf often (and have fun) you need a long or a groveller. Until I bought the Chumlee I've been riding a 5`7 Baked Potato TT. Being narrover, with notably refined rails vs the BP and extremely light, the CL excels in mushy waves like the BP, but if feels faster down the line and rail fame is more much direct, volume is magically managed in this board.

Only rode it 3 times. First, two days in 1-2ft with not much power. Only some guys I know, with longboards. They just could not believe how muh fun I was having, riding this **** little waves to the shore as them, but linking some nice turns and roundhouses on the way, unlike them :P

Finally, yesterday we had some decent swell coming from storms in the gulf of lion, 3-4ft with good power, quite fat and glassy. I had a lot of fun with the CL; the rails hold perfectly when you charge hard in better waves, it pivots really well for its volume, and the fact of having a slightly more rocker than the BP allows for more critical take offs than the BP. However, I do not feel it is suited for more powerful / hollow waves, as overall rocker is still very low (it is not a HPSB but a HPGrovel).

Definitely a board that allows you to keep practising HP surfing manoeuvres in small waves.

Finally, a word for the Helium construction: stoked! Been on fst, carbon wrap, surftech and PU board. It is soon to tell as I have ridden the board only three times, but this may be the best construction to date. It is unbelievably light, really the lightest board feeling, and in the water the compromise between flex and reactivity is amazing. Maybe the wood rails have to do with that. Plus, It feels very resistant (not as the TT) but at the same time very smooth to the feet (unlike the TT which transmits rigidity).

All in all, a fantastic board.

Customer service at Boardshop is top notch. Great packaging keeps the board safe, Grats!!
Wierd and wonderful
I am a 52 year old surfer 6'2" and 13 1/2 stone on a good day. Was contemplating moving up from shortboards to a longboard, just for a competitive edge in the lineup, but despite the strange shape I was convinced by the review to buy a 6'3" Chumlee. I've been lucky to catch a couple of clean 4 foot offshore sessions and it has proved to be a revelation. Can only agree with what has already been said, great wave catching machine and an instant turn of speed has put all thoughts of a longboard away for a good few years yet..
Chumlee 6´1
I just can say it is magic, what a board, paddle is amazing, fast, light, turns very well... i can´t be more happy with a board, i m 1,86m, 80kg and a intermediate surfer I want to say thanks to Ian for his help to choose the correct size
Well i bought this as i had lost 2 stone...and normally like CHUNKY boards....but at sub 14 stone i bought a 6.3 chumlee.44 litres
It paddled great from 1st moment. Got in easy and handled steeeep drops well. Once up turned on a penny. Very happy bunny. Ian at boardshop went above and beyond to put this board in my hands. Bizzo
The tech is a step forward for sure.
Loving the Chumlee. Had a few great surf's with it in pretty marginal conditions and it's flown!! It really does make you feel you're better than you are. Gets into waves really well. A brilliant groveller. The tech is a step forward for sure.

Chumlee 5'11
After watching a lot of reviews from the Boardshop i decided the Chumlee was the best option for what i needed. I had my first quick surf on it in below average conditions and it was so much fun. The board does everything it's made for. It catches waves easily, has a lot of speed, is super light (feels like you could do airs like Toledo), doesn't feel clunky and is just so much fun, even when the waves are not.
Chumlee 5.9
Hands down the best firewire board so far! The helium construction is amazing...super lite! This board is an absolute must in everyones quiver!
Great board
Board arrived next day packaged superbly. Surfed it today in fun head high waves at gwenver,set up as a quad, went like a dream! Great service from the company, friendly and personable. Definitely use you guys again!
Rad little board
After receiving great advice from Ian, I ended up ordering the 5'9 (14 stones) and after a few surfs, I can easily say that I am very happy. Quick shipping and arrived looking like a million bucks. The most fun I have ever had in tiny waves. The board flies and turns super easy. Definitely magic in 1-3 foot.
I'm so impressed with this board it's unreal. From knee/thigh high to slightly overhead and everything in between. It's the first board I've ever been able to say that about. If I'd wanted a super groveller I could probably have gone a couple of inches longer but then I'd have lost the top end I think. Really impressed with the construction as well. Don't pretend to understand the tech but it's crazy light, is really strong (so far) and goes really well
Superb board
Chumlee...WHAT A BOARD! That's it, doesn't need any other words.

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