Saturday, November 28, 2009

This Just In

Happy Holidays!
We got good stuff for you and yours this season!

for him, her or you:
SurfBoards - Fins
Scott Slippers
Legends of Surfing by Duke Boyd
Book of Surfing - The Killer Guide by Michael Fordham
jewelry - necklaces.earrings.bracelets

for him, her or you:
Dynomighty Wallets
Limited Screen Prints
Sailor Jerry Collins - American Tattoo Master
Tattoo Mystique - The Art and World of Angelique Houtkamp

Be organized:
2010 Slingshot - A must have!!!!!!!

and more so much more!!!!

Beneath the Surf

Chinatown Boardroom is a big supporter of our beautiful ocean. We love waves, to look at and to ride, but we have yet to explore what lies below.

Beneath the Surf will showcase underwater photography by Erin Pfuntner. In 2004, Erin moved from California to Hawaii where she currently works in the dive industry as a Divemaster and USCG Boat Captain. While working in her profession, she has been able to further her love of the ocean through photography. Erin is a firm believer in giving back to the things she loves. She volunteers with local conservation groups as well as educates others on the importance of the marine ecosystem. As a tribute to the ocean, which makes up more that 70% of the Earth’s surface, this art show will focus on what lies beneath the surf. Chinatown Boardroom will donate a portion of the proceeds to Surfrider Foundation – Oahu Chapter.

What: Beneath the Surf – Photography by Erin Pfuntner

Where: Chinatown Boardroom 1160 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu, HI 96817

When: Opening Reception: Thursday December 3, 2009 6- 8 pm

Show Dates: December 3 - 26, 2009

Cooperfish 2010 Calendar

Get your Cooperfish Calendar today!
This is a get gift for yourself or that special surfer in your life.

Surfers Journal

Chinatown Boardroom is now selling the Surfers Journal get you copy today!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holo Holo Sale

This weekend only Chinatown Boardroom is having a rockin sale! Awesome deals on prints, tees, books, bags and more. Come visit us just in time for the Holidays.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

Halloween is our favorite holiday
we do hope that you will head our way.
So come on down to have fun at Hallowballo
Enoki would love a treat from you!

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treat!
Monster Mash has been a hit!
Here are some highlight photos.

monsters on the wall

by Kat Reeder & Miss Mindy

by Masako Schwalbentiz & Dave Tanji

by Rich Richardson & May Izumi

If you are in for a scare...

will you come and visit us...

if you dare!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Monster Mash

Chinatown Boardroom is please to present Monster Mash a group art show that opens on October 1st, 2009. Each artist was asked to create a monster to be mixed and mashed. The artist line up includes Ryan Higa, Pegge Hopper, May Izumi, Jeff Lamm, Miss Mindy, Otto, Kat Reeder, Rich Richardson, Cade Roster, Masako Schwalbenitz, Dave Tanji, Mike Watanabe and Robert Watanabe. Chinatown Boardroom will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Hawaiian Humane Society in honor of all the little monsters that enrich our lives. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume for the opening reception on Thursday October 1st, 6 - 8 p.m.

Show Dates: October 1st - 31st, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday October 1st, 6 - 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, September 4, 2009

First Friday Sale

Tonight is First Friday and Chinatown Boardroom will be selling commemorative t-shirts to benefit the Gabriel Kapuni Goes Trust. This sale is in conjunction with the Stranger Than Paradise & Paradise Found art show that is featuring photography by Sergio Goes now showing at Thirtynine Hotel. Also this First Friday Chinatown Boardroom will be selling Rona Marie jewelry at a special sale price of only $15, there are limited quantities so come on down early.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cooperfish Calendar

Hey there heads up the Cooperfish Calendar will be released soon. Chinatown Boardroom is taking pre-orders. Also Save the Date for the release party:

OCTOBER 3, 2009
6:00PM TO 10:00PM



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

surf discussion series

Chinatown Boardroom is please to announce Ricky Grigg as the speaker for this month’s 3rd Thursday of the month Surf Discussion Series. The Surf Discussion Series coincides with The Chinatown Arts District 3rd Thursday events. Ricky Grigg's life is one of adventure, from big-wave surfing to deep sea diving & oceanography, a marriage of sports and science. In the '1960s Ricky Grigg was known as one of the best big wave surfers of the era, in 1967 Surfer Magazine rated him No.1 in the world. He won the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship in 1966 and 1968. Ricky earned a Ph.D. from Scripps Institute of Oceanography and became a professor at the University of Hawaii. He has authored a number of books about surfing, science and the ocean. Ricky Grigg will be discussing Environmental Fallacies and he will be available for a book signing. The Surf Discussion Series creates a forum for people to meet and discuss surfing, culture and life.

What: Surf Discussion Series

Who: Ricky Grigg

Topic: Environmental Fallacies

When: 3 rd Thursday August 20, 2009 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Chinatown Boardroom 1160 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu, HI 96817

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Prints Available

We are happy to introduce Kat Reeder as one of the featured artists this month at Chinatown Boardroom. She is an illustrator / designer, she was born in Peru, grew up in Miami and currently lives in Hawaii. Her style is characterized as retro-inspired her artwork combines drawing, photography and digital media. Her use of color and texture is drawn from her love of the Hawaiian Islands.
Please enjoy!

Verano - 11 x 14 print - $40

Primavera - 11 x 14 print - $40

Otono - 11 x 14 print - $40

Invierno - 11 x 14 print - $40

Un Beso y Una Flor - 11 x 14 print - $40

Dolly - 11 x 14 print - $40

Stix Flix

So our show Stix Flix was a blast and unfortunately it has ended, but you can still purchase the posters that were made so be sure to check them out and contact us if you have any questions.

Stix Flix Poster - Of Course I Can Surf

Of Course I Know How to Surf by Rich Richardson - $650

Stix Flix Poster - In Full Trim

In Full Trim by Heather Brown - 11 x 14 print $30

Friday, July 24, 2009

2nd annual surf film fest

aloha tonight is the closing party this years 2nd annual surf film fest at the honolulu academy of arts. the closing movie is "dear and yonder" and the party has been sponsored by primo - big mahalo to them for donating the beer. tonight will be a fun night see you there!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

2009 Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction

Event producer Randy Rarick has done it again! This year's auction is already shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.  As has become the tradition, veteran surfboard designers, shapers and manufactures will be in attendance, including Matt Kivlin, Joe Quigg, Greg Noll, Dick Brewer, Ben Aipa, Bing Copeland, and Ole Olson, amongst a host of others.

Surf stars of the '60s the likes of Jock Sutherland, Fred Hemmings, Ricky Grigg, Joey Cabell, Buffalo Keaulana and many others will also be on hand. They will be joined by short board pioneers of the '70s & '80s: Pipeline Masters Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell and Jeff Crawford; as well as world champions Mark Richards, Peter Townend, Shaun Tomson, and Tom Carroll, all of whom will have personalized surfboards from the various eras. They will be joined by revered Hawaii surfers Larry Bertlemann, Barry Kanaiaupuni and Bobby Owens.

Never-before-seen surfboards have been unearthed, including an ancient 1850 breadfruit board, turn-of-the-century redwood planks, hollow paddle boards, design-changing early wood/fiberglass prototypes, big wave "guns" of the '60s, and pro boards of the '70s and '80s.

Along with the treasure trove of surfboards will be an eclectic selection of Hawaiian-theme artwork, surf contest items, unique island-influenced surf memorabilia, some of the first images of surfing ever depicted in print from Missonary times, off-beat surf advertising from early media, and other rare finds.

The ever-popular "Antiques Road Show"-style appraisals will be back again for those curious to find out the value of personal surf collectibles.

Monday, July 6, 2009

surf discussion series

Chinatown Boardroom is please to announce the speaker for this month’s Surf Discussion Series. We are honored to have filmmaker Jack McCoy on Wednesday, July 15.  Jack McCoy is a renowned international filmmaker with over 20 movies under his belt. Jack was born in Hawaii and he currently lives in Australia. He will be in Hawaii to introduce his movie “Green Iguana” at the 2nd Annual Surf Film Fest at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, this will be a great opportunity to meet Jack and talk story with a surf legend. The Surf Discussion Series creates a forum for people to meet and discuss surfing, culture and life.

What: Surf Discussion Series 

Who: Jack McCoy

Topic: Surf Movies

Where: Chinatown Boardroom 1160 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu, HI 96817

When: Wednesday, July 15 6:30 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


STIX FLIX – a surf movie poster art show inspired by surfing, fun, sun, and sand. STIX FLIX will showcase in association with the 2nd Annual Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. This group art show consists of local and international artists. For this show each artist was asked to create a fictional surf movie poster. Chinatown Boardroom will donate a portion of the proceeds to AccesSurf Hawaii.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


my most recent adventure took to me Japan. i went with heather to check out her gallery in tokyo and to go check out the greenroom festival. i love japan!!!!!! i had so much fun and was able to visit with friends and make new ones. heather and i had so much fun, we had good food, great company, and exciting adventures. 


random surfer in japan

jun, me, heather at heather's art section at the greenroom festival

me and hotfudge at the greenroom festival

heather, ryan, and me at ryan's art display

sacred craft

eric walden, lance carson, gene cooper, brian michler

sacred craft

life has been quite busy here at chinatown boardroom. eric has been traveling to california to work on surfboards at the 12th floor foam and glass factory. brian and eric have been building some awesome boards. they participated at the sacred craft trade show this past may in ventura with gene cooper and lance carson. make sure to check out chinatown boardroom for new surfboards by cooperdesigns and 12th floor foam and glass.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

jumping flea

keep your eye and ears open jumping flea is coming to town!

saltwater and feathers

aloha it has been a while, time does fly by when you are having fun. we just wrapped up Saltwater and Feathers - a solo art show by heather brown. it was a fantastic show kudos to heather for painting some incredible pieces.