Crystal Thornburg

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 18, 2010 · 0 comments

Crystal Thornburg is a surfer/artist born and raised in Hawaii. An avid traveler and environmentalist, Crystal has been featured in the film Sliding Liberia, as well as being a surf ambassador for the clothing company Patagonia and a partner in an organic farm. We chatted with Crystal to learn more. [click to continue]

Tyler Manson

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 17, 2010 · 2 comments

Tyler Manson is an Australian born, California raised, surfer/photographer/filmmaker. His upcoming film, Grey Whale Sessions documents the classic surf adventure and features such sliders as Tyler Warren and Keith Malloy. We spoke with Tyler to learn more. [click to continue]

Daniel Partch

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 12, 2010 · 9 comments

Daniel Partch is a California surfer/shaper who is known for his custom wooden fin designs. Having spent nearly 15 years in the military, Daniel eventually found his way back to his love of surfing. We interviewed Daniel to learn more about this inspiring story. [click to continue]

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]

Rudy Jacques

by Mary Mills on August 6, 2010 · 1 comment

Rudy Jacques is a talented surfer/photographer from France. His eclectic portfolio is a combination of street art, analog photography, and film. His website Avthentic, is the place where he shares his work with the surfing community. We sat down with Rudy to learn more. [click to continue]

Erik Abel

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 4, 2010 · 1 comment

Erik Abel is a California surfer/artist who creates graphic depictions of the ocean lifestyle. When not painting on mixed media, Erik spends his free time searching for the perfect barrel. We sat down with Erik to learn more. [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]

Ian Zamora

by Glenn Sakamoto on July 28, 2010 · 5 comments

Ian Zamora is a California surfer/shaper. Growing up in the Phillipines, Ian has since been playing catch-up with the surf lifestyle he has grown to love. Under the tutelage of Rich Pavel and Glen Kennedy, he has quickly carved his own niche in the surfing industry. We spoke with Ian to learn more. [click to continue]