Frank Chenault's love and passion for surfing is one that be traced back to his teenage years at which he spent along the Central California coast where he taught himself to catch waves by paddling out each day after school, his love for the sport kept him going until he finally had a major breakthrough When he successfully caught a tube in Laguna Beach.
He kept up with this until his last year in high school where he joined a local surf shop’s top team riders and began competing seriously. He then age 20 started competing through the Western Surfing Association (WSA) where he was privileged to compete as an amateur,
Western Surfing Association (WSA) is one of the oldest surfing organizations in the country that promotes and preserves the sport of surfing through competitions. Established in 1961, it’s a nonprofit organization that works with Surfing America, the official governing body for the sport of surfing.
The WSA hosts surfing competitions all year round, as of 2015-2016, its tour schedule featured nine events. These events typically occur once per month and take place on beaches such as Oceanside, Mission Beach, Ventura, San Clemente Pier, Dana Point, and Pismo Beach.
After competing successfully as an amateur at WSA, he moved forward to compete at the state championships of the United States Surfing Federation where he finished fourth place, earning him a ticket to compete for the nationals in Hawaii.
Frank Chenault's love for surfing and the ocean alike is visible in his disposition to the sport and how he supports organizations that are dedicated to the preservation of water bodies (oceans, beaches etc.). Organizations like the Surf rider Foundation (Surf rider Foundation was established in 1984 and now one of the world’s largest organizations focused on coastal preservation, beach access, ocean protection, and clean water).