Interviews

Shawn Parkin

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 20, 2014 · 5 comments

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Shawn Parkin is a surfer/photographer from San Clemente, California. In 2012, he won the prestigious Larry “Flame” Moore Follow The Light award, a recognition given to upcoming photographers with a talent for surf photography. Shawn’s work has been published in many publications including Surfer, ESPN, Surfline and Surfers Journal. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Bob McTavish

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 16, 2013 · 5 comments

Bob McTavish is a legendary Australian surfer/shaper and a key figure of the Shortboard Revolution that exploded in the late Sixties. During this time, board lengths went from 10 feet to 7 feet literally overnight. Still effervescent and giddy at age 70, Bob is still stoked on surfing and surfboards. We spoke with Bob to learn about his influences and his outlook on design. [click to continue]

Former Surfer Magazine editor Ben Marcus is the author of 365 Surfboards, his latest book that showcases a curated selection of surfboard shapes and designs along with their owners. We spoke with Ben to learn more. [click to continue]

Shaper Studios

by Glenn Sakamoto on November 27, 2013 · 2 comments

Chris Clark and Derrik Kapalla, are the founders of San Diego based Shaper Studios. With “Every surfer should be a shaper” as their motto, Shaper Studios offers the opportunity to learn and experience the craft of making their own board. We spoke with Chris to learn more. [click to continue]

John Cherry

by Larry Cecil on November 14, 2013 · 3 comments

John Cherry is a California surfer/shaper and master craftsman who was inspired and influenced by the work of such legends as Velzy, Bing, and Terry Martin. Starting with his first Balsa board, John has been creating beautiful custom wood projects for over 25 years. We spoke with John to learn more. [click to continue]

Beau Young

by Glenn Sakamoto on November 4, 2013 · 5 comments

Beau Young is an Australian singer/songwriter and a World Champion surfer. With the legendary Nat Young as his father, Beau was born with saltwater in his veins and a natural gift for wave riding. Recently, Beau is offering up his own signature line of surfboard designs. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Timothy Hogan is a surfer/photographer who has taken on the important and Herculean task of documenting the history of the surfboard fin and its pivotal role in the evolution of surfing and surfboard design. He calls it theFINproject. We spoke with Timothy to learn more. [click to continue]

Beyond The Surface follows Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, traveling through Southern India, documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for the local people and the planet. She is joined by a unique and talented group of women – Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, Kate Baldwin and the director of the film, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy. We spoke with Crystal to learn more. [click to continue]