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When I was 13, I started surfing and took pleasure in making my own surf trunks. They seemed to last only a season, but that gave me the opportunity to make another pair.

Surfing through the sixties, seventies and eighties the trunks took on different styles and shapes. Yet I was always drawn back to the sixty’s style: leg, waist and side bands, alternating panels or solids, with a cut above the knee.

Family and friends started knocking at my door and taking my trunks as soon as they came off the sewing machine. Soon I could not keep up and Chub Wear (“Chub” because that’s what my kids called me) became a small “cottage” business nestled in the trees where the mountains meet the sea in Trinidad, California.

Chub Wear Custom Surf Trunks are “No Sweat.” (Except for ours.) All the patterns, materials, cuttings and sewing are done right here in Northern California. Each pair is individually made. Consequently, rarely are two pair alike in color. But, that’s a good consequence as each pair is one-of-a-kind. We are not inspired by popular culture but by the surfers’ choice.

10% of every pair of Chub Wear sold goes to Stanford’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.

Enjoy the ride,


Gaird with Lion
Featured Surfer Gaird
and Future Surfer Lyon

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