One of a kind Surfboard Factory brings shapers and surfers together
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“I would say, there really isn’t nothing like it in the world,” said Eric Arakawa, legendary surfboard shaper. Although the Surfboard Factory is known for their large selection of boards, the real heart of the company resides in its loyal staff, friends, and customers who have supported the shop throughout the years. “The value, really, that I feel we get in this industry is the relationships we build locally, but actually the connections we get around the world.”
Along with Eric Arakawa, other well-known surfboard shapers like Steve Morgan, Marcello Vercelli, and surfboard painter Eduardo Bolioli all work with Surfboard Factory. Not only do they have a shop to work at, but they’re also able to eliminate the troublesome process of selling their boards. This allows them to focus strictly on their craft: a dream job for these surfboard enthusiasts.
Professional surfer Josh Moniz has been purchasing boards from Surfboard Factory since he was just eight years old. “This has so much history, and the boards coming through here, the most legendary shapers back in the day all came through here, to be a part of this family and still getting boards out of here has been awesome.” Moniz said that having an outlet like Surfboard Factory for the community is such a key factor, and that there is no place like it in the world.
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