Glenn Sakamoto

Rabbit Kekai

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 23, 2010 · 5 comments

Rabbit Kekai is a legendary Hawaiian surfer who grew up under the mentorship of Duke Kahanamoku. A true Waikiki Beach Boy and expert waterman in his own right, Rabbit excelled at competition and is often referred to as “The Original Hotdogger” with his innovative maneuvers. Now approaching his 90th birthday, Rabbit is a direct descendant from the early days of surfing. [click to continue]

Andrew Crockett

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 20, 2010 · 6 comments

Andrew Crockett is an Australian surfer/photographer who is the producer of the surfing books Switch-Foot and Switch-Foot II. In 2005, he was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame for his work in media. We took the time to learn more about his unique outlook on life. [click to continue]

Crystal Thornburg

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 18, 2010 · 0 comments

Crystal Thornburg is a surfer/artist born and raised in Hawaii. An avid traveler and environmentalist, Crystal has been featured in the film Sliding Liberia, as well as being a surf ambassador for the clothing company Patagonia and a partner in an organic farm. We chatted with Crystal to learn more. [click to continue]

Tyler Manson

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 17, 2010 · 2 comments

Tyler Manson is an Australian born, California raised, surfer/photographer/filmmaker. His upcoming film, Grey Whale Sessions documents the classic surf adventure and features such sliders as Tyler Warren and Keith Malloy. We spoke with Tyler to learn more. [click to continue]

Daniel Partch

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 12, 2010 · 9 comments

Daniel Partch is a California surfer/shaper who is known for his custom wooden fin designs. Having spent nearly 15 years in the military, Daniel eventually found his way back to his love of surfing. We interviewed Daniel to learn more about this inspiring story. [click to continue]

Donald Takayama

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 9, 2010 · 14 comments

Donald Takayama is a legendary surfer/shaper born in Hawaii. After working with Dale Velzy at the age of 11, Donald quickly became a world-renowned shaper as well as a top ranked surfing competitor. Over the last six decades, he has mentored such surfing greats as David Nuuhiwa, Joel Tudor, and Kassia Meador. We spoke with Donald to learn more about his amazing life. [click to continue]

Erik Abel

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 4, 2010 · 1 comment

Erik Abel is a California surfer/artist who creates graphic depictions of the ocean lifestyle. When not painting on mixed media, Erik spends his free time searching for the perfect barrel. We sat down with Erik to learn more. [click to continue]

Skip Frye

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 2, 2010 · 13 comments

Skip Frye is a legendary surfer/shaper from the San Diego area of California. Skip is well known for his smooth style, affable personality, and his tremendous skill as a shaper. We spoke with Skip to learn about his life and love of surfing. [click to continue]