Shaping Surfboards with Your Eyes Closed

Guy Okazaki. Photo by Christopher Olin

Guy Okazaki says riding a wave is the most exhilarating feeling in the world and he should know, he’s been surfing his entire life. He grew up on the beaches of Hawaii and started shaping surfboards when he moved to Venice, California. For Guy, shaping a great surfboard takes both the mind and the body. Every once in a while he gets a special one that’s so over the top he has to immediately take out for a spin.

--Produced by Christopher Olin