Cody Harple started the Ding Shack in 2010 fixing surfboards in an old garage on Easton's Point in Middletown.  The business outgrew the small shack and has since moved up the hill into Newport.  The current shop in located off Memorial Blvd. and close to the beaches and surf spots.

Chris Finn is a Newport shaper building boards under the label Shark Finn Surfboards.   Check out his page or stop by the Ding Shack to see one of New England's top shapers in action.