Interviews

Michael Kew

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 6, 2012 · 2 comments

Michael Kew is a native California freelance writer, photographer, and filmmaker. Kew has been published extensively in many surfing and international travel magazines, newspapers, websites, films, and books and is the associate editor of Slide Magazine. His recent book “Crossings” is a compilation of Kew’s travel tales from 2001 to 2011. [click to continue]

John Wesley

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 20, 2012 · 2 comments

John Wesley is a talented young surfer/shaper from Dana Point, California. Mentored by Terry Martin and getting his inspiration from such surfing icons as Bob McTavish and Nat Young, John is poised to become the next big thing. We spoke with John to learn more. [click to continue]

Lauren Hill

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 3, 2012 · 4 comments

Lauren Hill, a Florida native now living in Byron Bay, is an environmental advocate, writer, and film-maker. She is the creator of 31 Days /31 Ways, a short-film series, and was involved with the Transparensea Voyage. We spoke with Lauren to learn more about her full and fascinating life. [click to continue]

Andy Davis

by Glenn Sakamoto on January 10, 2012 · 1 comment

Andy Davis is an internationally recognized California surfer/artist. His casual and stylized paintings have graced clothing, galleries, retail stores, magazines, and hotels. His recent collaboration with Billabong has set him on a new path. We met with Andy to find out more. [click to continue]

Christine Brailsford

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 8, 2011 · 0 comments

Christine Brailsford is a talented California artist and a surfer/shaper of Hawaiian paipos and handplanes. Practically raised in the surf, Christine’s imagination and background in art and design truly give her craft a unique look and style. We spoke with Christine to learn more. [click to continue]

John John Florence

by Glenn Sakamoto on November 28, 2011 · 6 comments

John John Florence grew up in Haleiwa, right on the beach in front of Pipeline with his brothers and surfing Mom, Alexandra. John John was surfing Pipeline regularly before the age of 10. In 2005 at only 13 years old, Florence became the youngest Pipeline and Vans Triple Crown competitor ever. We spoke to 19-year old John John to learn more. [click to continue]

Jed Noll

by Glenn Sakamoto on October 6, 2011 · 7 comments

Jed Noll is a talented California shaper whose name doesn’t easily escape the shadow cast by his father, big-wave pioneer Greg Noll. Setting up shop in San Clemente after years shaping with Pearson Arrow in Santa Cruz, Jed has carved out a reputation all for himself. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Jen Smith

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 26, 2011 · 0 comments

Jen Smith is a talented surfer raised in San Diego, CA. Brought up by supportive parents, Jen has lived an ideal Southern California beach lifestyle. But it was her hard work and ability that helped her earn several longboard world titles. We spoke with Jen to learn more. [click to continue]