Chris-CostanesChris Castanes is originally from Fayetteville, NC.  He began his career in insurance after graduating from North Carolina State University in 1985 and in 1989, he moved to North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Having worked with companies such as AFLAC, State Farm, Met Life and Northwestern Mutual (to name a few), Chris started an independent agency in 2012 which eventually became Surf Financial Brokers.

Chris had two goals in mind with the creation of Surf Financial Brokers.  First and foremost, he wanted to offer clients a wide variety of options from many companies that would fit into an individual’s or company’s budget.  Secondly, Surf Financial Brokers would be a place where agents could work with excellent support and with no minimum sales requirements or proprietary products.  In other words, with an emphasis on “no pressure” sales.

Chris is also the author of “You’re Going To Be Great At This!”, an irreverent book that gives the good, bad and ugly of a career in selling.  He enjoys speaking to civic group and sales organizations.  To find out more about booking Chris for a speaking engagement or his book, click here.


Life Insurance, Disablity Insurance, Retirement funding, Employee benefits, Estate planning, College funding, Long term care funding, Buy-sell agreements, Keyperson life insurance


“Chris is very helpful and professional. He will always guide you in the right direction. He only wants what is best for you and your situation. I recommend him highly.” – Walter Krajewski