Short Documentary Films

Eric Arakawa – PROFESSIONal Surfboard Shaper

“I get up every morning and I just can’t wait to get to work; to see what’s going to happen that day and who I get to work with. When it get’s to the point where I’m not having fun anymore I’m going to find something else to do.” – Eric Arakawa

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Independent surfboard designer Eric Arakawa reflects on finding the path and passion that unintentionally led him to become a world renowned surfboard craftsman. In this short form profile, VitaBrevisFilms interviews Eric Arakawa for the third exploration of our PROFESSIONal series. Shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu, Eric gives a candid account of the people who both inspired and guided him. From the novice fabrication of his first board, to shaping the late Andy Irons last custom job, Eric shares his hope to pass his knowledge on to his young employees and those around him. An exciting project for the entire VBF crew to have the opportunity to capture the essence of Eric’s inspiration.

Aloha and Mahalo

ERIC ARAKAWA

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Credits
  • Director Skylar Nielsen
  • Camera Operator Lance Clayton
  • Camera Operator Michael Hall
  • Camera Operator Ian Rigby
  • Music Junip - Official | XX - Intro | TWDY - The Mighty Rio Grande | M83 - Wait | Lower Dens - I Get Nervous | Feist - The Bad In Each Other
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