In 2010, Labdon launched Adventure Chatham, an outfitter for vacation recreation. With its own designated staff and set-up within the barn, Adventure Chatham provides stand up paddleboard rentals, lessons, and guided excursions. The idea took form after Cape Cod Beach Chair Company donated several chairs to the 2008 Cape Cod. Bay Challenge as part of their charity auction. After witnessing the event, Labdon was encouraged to go out and get a board of his own. As the sport was quickly making its way to the East Coast, Labdon, along with a handful of individuals and local surf shops, helped bring the sport to Cape Cod.
For Justin Labdon, running Cape Cod Beach Chair Company is more than a way to make ends meet. As a native Cape Codder and lifelong beachgoer, this lifestyle is part of who he is. “I’m trying to get my life to be like a Jimmy Buffett song,” says Labdon. “Whether I’m successful or not is debatable.”
Cape Cod Beach Chair Company is
located at 1150 Old Queen Anne Road in Harwich. For more information, go to www.capecodbeachchair.com.
Matt Nilsson is an editorial intern for Cape Cod Life Publications and a freelance writer.