11.7.13

Design Forum

Tom Parrish Interview

Catching up with the 1970s shaping legend

Tom Parrish is an elusive man. He first made his mark on surfing by building boards for the world’s best during a revolutionary period in Hawaiian surf history, but few know much about the man behind the crafts.

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8.22.13

Design Forum

Eric Arakawa Interview

The Hawaiian master shaper discusses the evolution of his craft

When Michael Ho started riding my boards, without a doubt he honed my skills and helped me develop designs more than any other surfer to this day. He was probably the most difficult person to build a board for. It’s not a negative thing, but he is really picky and demanding. There were a lot of times where I built boards for him and he said the board was good, but he couldn’t win on it. He was always looking for that magic board.

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