Arakawa, Eric

Unobtrusive surfboard shaper from Oahu, Hawaii, best known for his elegant thin-railed Pipeline guns. Arakawa was born (1960) in Honolulu, raised in nearby Pearl City, began surfing at age 10 and shaping at 14. He's made boards for a number of companies, including Town & Country, Lightning Bolt, Brewer Surfboards, and Surfing Hawaii, but is perhaps best known for the work he's done since 1995 with Hawaiian Island Creations; his contract with Hawaiian Island Creations was a multi-year, million...