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116 – Eric Arakawa

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I grew up watching Andy Irons shred on Eric Arakawa’s but I was surprised to learn that shaping surfboards has only been one facet of Eric’s career. He’s an astute entrepreneur who has woven a fine balance of continually shaping boards and growing several successful businesses. I spent a couple of days with Eric in March of 2013. He was recovering from a broken leg he suffered while surfing Laniakea where an unidentified surfer ran over Eric and the blunt force of his longboard broke Eric’s femur. When we met he was walking, regularly attending physical therapy, and expected to make a full recovery. This episode was recorded over the course of 2 hours in his shaping room at the Sugar Mill. I wasn’t mic’d so my audio isn’t ideal. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening. This episode was originally broadcast on July 29, 2013.

Eric Arakawa Surfboards, The Sugar Mill, Waialua, Oahu. March, 2013.

Learn more about Eric at EricArakawaSurfboards.com

112 – Rob Machado and Surf News, December 14, 2015

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We have a supersized show for you today, complete with an interview with Rob Machado and Firewire CEO Mark Price discussing Rob’s new line of Firewire constructed boards. The Machado interview starts at the 65 minute mark, so skip ahead if desired. The first half of the episode features David and Scott discussing all the happenings of this glorious North Shore season; the injuries, the historic sessions, the life saving rescue of Evan Geiselman, Duke, Kooks, and so much more. Dig in and enjoy!

BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS

Bruce Falters Against Filipe (shhhhhhhhhhhocking!)

Adriano Continues the Charge Onward

Jordy’s “Turn of the Event”

Kelly Narrowly Slips Through

Carissa Moore Ruling Backdoor

MICKTORY AT SUNSET

Oh glory, Mick!

THE PE’AHI CHALLENGE

Highlights from the Pe’ahi Challenge

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Huge congrats to Carissa and a certainly honorable mention to Sally Fitz who also ripped the bag out of it.

STERLING SPENCER’S “GOLD”

Worth the watch for the comedy. Thanks, Sterls!
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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Gabriel’s Death Defying Floater. Go to the 8:30 minute mark

KOOK

Johnny “Boy” Gomes for punching and trying to drown a 56 year old surfing at Waikiki last week. Link to the article on SurferMag.com

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DUKE

Andre Botha for legitimately saving Evan Geiselman’s life. Dare to click play below.

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ROB MACHADO SURFBOARDS WITH FIREWIRE

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002 – Shaper’s Series: Eric Arakawa

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I was excited to interview Eric Arakawa. I grew up watching Andy Irons shred on Eric’s boards and I knew that he was regarded as one of Hawaii’s finest shapers. I was surprised to learn that shaping surfboards has only been one facet of Eric’s career. He’s an astute entrepreneur who has woven a fine balance of continually shaping boards and growing several successful businesses. I spent a couple of days with Eric in March of 2013. Episode 2 - Eric ArakawaHe was recovering from a broken leg he suffered while surfing Laniakea. In December 2012 an unidentified surfer ran over Eric and the blunt force of his longboard broke Eric’s femur. When we met he was walking, regularly attending physical therapy, and expected to make a full recovery. This episode was recorded over the course of 2 hours in his shaping room at the Sugar Mill. I wasn’t mic’d so my audio isn’t ideal. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening.

Eric Arakawa Surfboards, The Sugar Mill, Waialua, Oahu. March, 2013.

Learn more about Eric at EricArakawaSurfboards.com