First Name Basis

First Name Basis: Torrey Meister

Professional surfer Torrey Meister has seen some ups and downs in his career, and this past year has been one for the Big Island native to remember. Between massive swells and serious injuries, Torrey is ready ...

PAU HANA- GLENNEL WARREN

It isn't always easy to find that perfect balance between work and play, but Glennel Warren seems to have it figured out. Although the North Shore resident believes that it's more important to surf than make money, she still manages to maintain a hi...

Wade Tokoro and Keanu Asing

Years working together: 15Keanu, what makes working with Wade different? KA: What makes Wade different is that he surfs 10-foot Pipeline and he can surf well, which make his boards that much better...

ERIC ARAKAWA AND JOSH MONIZ

Years working together: 10 Josh, what do you recall about riding your first Arakawa boards? JM: I remember first time I had to call Eric to order my board, I was 10 and the owner of HIC called my parents and told me I could get some boards...Eric...

MIKE MATTINSON AND CHRIS BLUTHARDT

Years working together: 5 How did you two get linked up in the first place? CB: I was introduced to Mike, and he started making me a couple of boards. He usually only shapes for bigger guys beca...

JON PYZEL AND MAHINA MAEDA

Years working together: 3 Within your business relationship, what are the responsibilities and expectations? JP: My part is listening to what she has to say. She has different people she works w...

GLENN PANG AND FINN MCGILL

Years working together: 7 Glenn, how did you and Finn get connected in the first place? GP: Dave Riddle contacted us, saying they had couple hot kids like Finn and Dax and wanted to see if we would help out with boards, so we brought them onto ...

RON MEEKS AND KAIMANA HENRY

Years working together: 4 Ron, you’ve been shaping for Kai for some time now - how have you guys evolved? RM: Working with Kai and new team riders, right off the bat there’s a learning curve. Ka...

Talk Story with Kaimana Henry

Kaimana Henry, at the age of 37, is having quite the career year. He just happened to snatch one of the best waves of the entire winter - scoring an 11 point ride - while competing in the 2016 Da Hui ...

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER: CLYDE AIKAU

by Stuart Coleman Dawn, Waimea Bay, Feb. 25th, 2016. It is the morning of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Contest. Clyde Aikau stands with his spear- like board on the beach with a grave look on his face, as if debating whether to paddle out...