Surfboards by Donald Takayama


Photo by Glenn Sakamoto
Photo by Glenn Sakamoto

Donald Takayama interview on (by Glenn Sakamoto)

If you wanted to go surfing you'd have to become innovative, create something like building your own surfboard. It wasn't like it is today where materials were simply not available. You really had to scrape the bottom or beat the alleyways to get anything... Read more

Devon Haward interview on (by Glen Sakamoto)


When did you get your first surfboard?
Like most, I started on my belly—sponging it from age 3 until 7. Then, my folks got me a 6’6” Mason & Smith single-fin soft top. My mom knew Floyd Smith and took us to his house down the street from us in University City... Read more


Photo by Namaste SUP
Photo by Namaste SUP

Noah Shimabukuro interview on (by Mary Mills)


What was your life like grow­ing up?
Grow­ing up in Hawaii was awe­some. I was born on Oahu and then our fam­ily moved to Maui when I was about 10. My fam­ily relo­cated to a small town called Kula, which is in upcoun­try Maui... Read more

Jen Smith interview on (by Glenn Sakamoto)


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. Read more, click here


Kassia Meador interview on (by Glenn Sakamoto)


Where did you go when you first started?
I started going to C Street in Ven­tura, County Line, Mal­ibu, and Leo Car­illo. It was at Mal­ibu the first time any­one took a photo of me surf­ing. My first photo ended up being pub­lished in Long­board Mag­a­zine... Read more


Cori Schumacher interview on (by Glen Sakamoto)


Cori Schu­macher is a young Cal­i­for­nia surfer who just hap­pened to win the Pipeline Pro. But just below the com­pet­i­tive sur­face, she is a pro­found and deep indi­vid­ual... Read more