Thumbnails: Episode Five // Chad Kaimanu Jackson of Hemp Surfboards

Chad Kaimanu Jackson

Chad Kaimanu Jackson

Chad Kaimanu Jackson was born and raised in a small coastal town in Central California. He began surfing at a young age and by college he was traveling and surfing for multiple sponsors. Chad is well known for being a big wave pioneer and for surfing remote spots along the California coast. Five years ago, Chad began shaping sustainable surfboards out of agave wood.

He credits his father and Hawaiian lineage for the inspiration to create alternative surfboards that utilize non-toxic materials and function comparable to conventional toxic polyurethane foam surfboards. Chad describes his unique surfboards as “functional pieces of art” and his meticulous shaping process is evidence of that.

To check out more of Chad’s surfboards visit: hempsurfboards.com

Music by: Jake Rosen & Kevin Skelly.

Chad flying high on one of his custom shapes. Photo: Chris Burkard

Chad flying high on one of his custom shapes. Photo: Chris Burkard

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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