First Name Basis

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 t...

MIKEY O’SHAUGHNESSY WINS WAVE OF THE WINTER 2015/2016

by Tyler Rock The O’Neill Wave of the Winter event, powered by Surfline, is now in its sixth official winter. But the unofficial ‘Wave of the Winter’ has been going down much longer than that. With hoards of hungry surfers flocking to the North Shor...

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 ...

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 because he’s a bigger guy, so I was able to give him f...

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 wo...

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. Kai and I met through Dave Wassel. Kai’s had an outs...

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...