Interviews

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]

Hannah B. Boards

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 15, 2013 · 1 comment

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Hannah Brown-Damron, better known as HannahB., is a maker of surf-inspired skateboards for surfers out of her workshop in Oceanside, CA. Seen surfing regularly in the lineup at San Onofre, Hannah has built a reputation for building beautiful hand layered maple ply boards decorated with her own custom artwork. [click to continue]

Paul Gross is a former editor of Surfer Magazine, a renowned surfboard designer and shaper, and the creator of the 4th Gear Flyer surf mat. Paul started mat surfing as a youngster in 1960, and his passion for the sport continues to this day. In our second interview with Paul, we ask him more about his deep involvement with matting. [click to continue]

Christopher Zibach

by Glenn Sakamoto on January 18, 2013 · 0 comments

Christopher Zibach is a California surfer/artist who creates unique surf inspired art and illustrations. His work combines quirkiness, Fifties-style imagery, and a heightened sense of cinematic lighting. We spoke with Christopher to learn more. [click to continue]

Guy Okazaki

by Rhea Cortado on January 9, 2013 · 1 comment

Guy Okazaki’s long shaping career feels as if it has literally come full circle. The first boards he made in the mid-1960s in Venice were longboard outlines, scaled down to shorter lengths at the dawn of the transition. Today his most requested models are modern experiments of a similar form — wide-noses, full-templates and pintails. [click to continue]