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]

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]

Mickey Muñoz

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 24, 2010 · 3 comments

Mickey Muñoz is a California surfer/shaper who is quite simply, a legend in surfing history. A pioneer of big-wave surfing in Hawaii and the inventor of the “Quasimoto”, Mickey’s positive attitude throughout the years has kept him stoked no matter what craft he’s riding. We spoke with Mickey to find out more. [click to continue]

Jean Pierre Van Swae is a California surfer/shaper who goes by the name of “Fly.” A popular surfboard shaper for over 40 years, he started his board building career making fins for Fred Wardy. Fly explains why it’s so important to “keep the stoke” and to spread aloha in our daily lives. [click to continue]

Rabbit Bartholomew

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 19, 2010 · 1 comment

Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew is an Australian surfer who lit up Hawaii’s North Shore in the mid 70s with style and attitude. His exploits were recently featured in the film “Bustin’ Down The Door.” We spoke with Rabbit to learn more. [click to continue]

Terry Martin

by Peter Van Allen on April 16, 2010 · 10 comments

Terry Martin is a California surfer/shaper who has worked for Hobie Surfboards since 1963. He has shaped an estimated 70 thousand boards for everyone from 60s legend Corky Carroll to Tyler Warren. We recently caught up with Terry to learn more about his life of surfing and shaping. [click to continue]

Hap Jacobs

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 9, 2010 · 4 comments

Hap Jacobs is a California surfer/shaper who was one of the pioneers of modern surfboard making. Along with his business partner Dale Velzy, Jacobs helped created the California surf scene in the 60s with his skilled craftsmanship and smooth surfing. We spoke with Hap to learn more about his life and times. [click to continue]

Steve Pezman

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 5, 2010 · 14 comments

Steve Pezman is a California surfer/publisher who is the creator of The Surfer’s Journal. Pezman has brought surfing to the level of scholarship and merit and is often quoted in films and publications. We spoke with Pezman about his life and philosophy. [click to continue]