Glenn Sakamoto

Travers Adler

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 16, 2013 · 1 comment

Travers Adler is a talented surfer/musician/artist from Santa Barbara, California. Whether through his art, music, or surfing, Travers possesses a unique and creative style that is at once graceful, improvisational, and full of joy. We spoke with Travers to learn more. [click to continue]

Malcolm Campbell

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 31, 2013 · 14 comments

11 of 11Campbell

Malcolm Campbell is a legendary shaper/surfer who, together with his brother Duncan, created the first functional three fin surfboard – 10 years before Simon Anderson’s Thruster design. The Campbell Brothers, part of the emerging Shortboard Revolution ignited by the Australians, conspired together in their father’s garage on a futuristic, hydrodynamic system they coined the “Bonzer.” This design would give greater speed and control on a wave than a single or twin finned surfboard. Today, Malcolm believes that the performance potential of the Bonzer has yet to be realized. We spoke with Malcolm to learn more. [click to continue]

Jason Baffa is the director of the now classic Singlefin: Yellow and the co-director of the film One California Day. His latest project Bella Vita, follows surfer Chris Del Moro to his birthplace in Italy, a country rich in craft and culture, and explores Del Moro’s bond with his Italian family and surfing friends (Lauren Hill, Dave Rastovich, Ale Ponzanelli). [click to continue]

Troy Carney

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 14, 2013 · 2 comments

Troy Carney is a talented surfer/artist born in New Zealand and currently resides in Kauai. Traveling the world with his entrepreneurial and surfing parents, Troy got a first hand look at the magic and power of the ocean – elements which continue to inspire his art to this day. We spoke with Troy to learn more. [click to continue]

Mele Saili

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 11, 2013 · 5 comments

Mele Saili is a talented young surfer/artist and a San Diego native. Playing in the foam dust from her shaper grandfather’s company, Larry Gordon of Gordon & Smith, Mele’s acquired an equal love for surfing and art. We spoke with Mele to learn more. [click to continue]

Ben Marcus is a noted surfer/author (The Surfboard: Art, Style Stoke, The Surfing Handbook) who has recently taken up the challenge of chronicling and photographing 365 surfboards for his latest book. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Marc Andreini is an accomplished surfboard builder and master craftsman. In this Shaper Spotlight, we learn more about Marc’s influences in both his surfing and board design from George Greenough to Phil Edwards, and discover what over 45 years of shaping experience can bring to his customer and the next generation of shapers. [click to continue]

Josh Gilberts

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 20, 2013 · 1 comment

Josh Gilberts is a talented young surfer from El Segundo, California. A team rider and test pilot for Tyler Surfboards, Josh can be seen regularly at El Porto mixing it up with a blend of noseriding and bombing big waves. We spoke with Josh to learn more.  [click to continue]