PROFESSIONal ERIC ARAKAWA Surfboard Shaper


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, Skylar Nielsen 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.

Having the opportunity to capture the essence of Eric’s inspiration was an exciting project for the entire VBF crew.

Aloha and Mahalo

Production Company: Vita Brevis Films
Directed by: Skylar Nielsen
Cinematography: Lance Clayton & Mike Hall
Title Design: Mike Hall

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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