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    LI Swellers-Know this guy?

    Taken from the erBB, not cool if true...

    "saw a CL ad for a board that looked interesting. it was an Oceanside Spoiler, for dirt cheap.

    that got me down the rabbit hole. started researching the brand. came across the name "Tom Sena".

    did some googling and came across this post from 2008. crass but made me chuckle a bit:

    Tom Sena of Long Island, NY.
    While not in the same league as others already listed, his crimes are still worthy of
    a painful, public punishment.
    This is a guy who's never surfed, ever. He imports cheap ****-box boards from China, and passes them off as real surfboards by using a pile of labels that were once respected names in the industry. Though every board he imports is made in the same factory by the same workforce, the boards carry an array of different logos.
    Some of which are:
    Natural Progression
    Challenger
    Oceanside (Spoiler)
    Canyon
    Surfboards Australia.

    In addition, he engages in cut-throat, back-stabbing business practices. Some of his offenses include...
    Ratting out a backyard shaper on LI to the local zoning authorities, claiming the guy had a factory in a residential area. Leveraging his buying power to pressure suppliers into not doing business with other, less well funded shops in his area. These shops were owned/run by folks who actually surf.


    so...sounds like not such a nice dude. but yet he owns a surf shop on Long Island that has apparently been there for decades.

    http://rockawaybeachsurfshop.net/surfboards.html

    just odd.

    any 2016 insight on the dude and his practices?"

    http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/ubb...77#Post2528777

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    Sounds like a c0ck

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    Wow, if this is true, hope Karma comes a callin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroevol View Post
    Wow, if this is true, hope Karma comes a callin!
    Either that or an arsonist.......

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    All of those brands/names and many more that you might not even suspect, were bought by Chinese pop out companies about ten to fifteen years ago. He might be trumping up a story or not saying its a pop out but replacing the labels is not necessary you can order like ten of any of those boards at a time from China for $800 plus shipping and import tax. All surf shops are basically doing this.... except for the ratting out guerrilla shapers, that shyte would get you beat with a planer.

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    I Googled Tom sena and found there is quite some disdain for him. It has been discussed here at SI before: http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/showt...yon-surfboards

    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Yeah Rockaway Tom Cena the most hated man in surfing. He bought Cayon, Chanllenger, Plastic Fantastic, Surfboards Australia and a few other . Kept the right and has them made over sea. I am shocked nobody fire bombed his surf shop in Rockaway Beach
    Also Swaylocks and erBB. Not necessarily illegal but probably deceptive. Of course, this chinese made stuff is everywhere. I own one or two I know better now.

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    Good reconne Valhallallalla, you do a great job all the time and I like that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Good reconne Valhallallalla, you do a great job all the time and I like that as well.
    Thank you kind sir and eat my f*uckn A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Good reconne Valhallallalla, you do a great job all the time and I like that as well.
    No he doesn't.......he bought chinky-type boards and is in a man-bro relationship with Frankie.....not good!!
    Therefore, his reconne sucks........BRRRRPPPPP!!! to Valhallallallallallla!!!! lol

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    Last edited by stinkbug; Aug 2, 2016 at 06:25 PM.