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.
Learn more about Eric at EricArakawaSurfboards.com