Chase Davenport

Chase Davenport is the shop manager and apprentice shaper at Sunset Shapers. After years as a Kindergarten teacher and playground designer in San Francisco, Chase brings his passion for surfing, teaching and building to Sunset Shapers. Every one of Chase's boards is inspired by his mentors, James Mitchell and Gordon Guptill. The interplay of Mitchell's and Guptill's influences have allowed Chase to merge modern board designs with traditional shaping techniques.  When he's not in the shaping room, Chase can usually be found riding a single fin out in front of the shop. Although he's especially passionate about shaping and riding nose riders, mid-length hulls and single fin step-ups, Chase is always eager to get your ideas into the waves.