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Guy Okazaki


Guy Okazaki


Landing in Venice Beach, Los Angeles from Hawaii in the 50’s, 68-year-old surfboard shaper Guy Okazaki is still a household name and remains in Venice refining his craft and surfing local waves on a daily basis. The shaper’s clientele remains the more serious surfers, paying a higher price for a high-quality surfboard all made from eco-friendly materials with superior performance.

Photography: Trevor King / Creative Direction: Jesse Arifien / Editor: Jesse Arifien

The world has evolved into a material mindset. We thought less about money when I started. We just wanted to surf and improve the craft. Today the conversation is sponsorship and how do we monetize our brand.
— Guy Okazaki
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