YEARS SHAPING 40 years
TEACHER/MENTORS When I first started shaping for T&C in the 80's, I spent some hours in Glenn Minami's shaping room learning the basics. I was fortunate to have Craig Sugihara help me out by giving me some pointers and his advice on shaping.
SHAPING INFLUENCES Dick Brewer and Ben Aipa were big influences in my early shaping years. Both of whom were on the top when I first started surfing and shaping.
CURRENT & PAST RIDERS Mikala and Daniel Jones, Roy Powers, Dustin Cuizon, Kalani David, Alessa Quizon, Randall Kim, Marvin and Kalani Foster, Denton Miyamura, Max Miderios, Glenn Matsumoto, Jason Shibata, Freddy P, Archy, Pottz, Richard Marsh, Jake Patterson, Andy Irons, Ian walsh, Tom Whitaker, Jarrad Howse, Adam Melling, Dayyan Neve, Kierren Perrow, Mick Lowe,Taj Burrow, Kai Otton, Dan Ross, Luke Munro, Luke Steadman
SHAPING PHILOSOPHY Everyone
surfs differently. What works for one person might not work for
someone else. Finding the right type of board and fine-tuning it to
suit each individual surfing style.
FAVORITE BREAK Moke's, Haleiwa, Laniakea.
MOTIVATION/INSPIRATION It's a never-ending quest. No matter how good a board works, there is always something better.
BOARD DESIGN INTO THE FUTURE There are always new designs and materials being developed. More than ever berfore flex is being fine tuned in board development. Whether it's parabolic stringers, carbon strips and tubes, or even inflatable boards. Controlling and changing flex patterns in our surfboards will play a bigger part in surfboard technology.