Eric Arakawa, Pat Rawson, and Neco Carbone with G-Zero Robotic Shaping Machine- Brazil

Eric Arakawa and I have a long history together in working collaboratively in many surfboard related projects. Yesterday, we discussed designing and building more surfboard blanks together in the obvious areas needed in the industry. His technological knowledge is superb over 99% of all board designers I know, and has one of the most sophisticated computer cutting machines available in the surfboard building world today. Plus, we have a lot of fun working together on projects. I am proud to have their glassing factory as one of my resources in building my custom boards on he North Shore.

About Pat Rawson

Pat Rawson has been shaping surfboards since 1966, and manufacturing surfboards on the North Shore of Oahu since 1972. Combining pre-proven, innovative custom designs with handcrafted experience, Rawson shapes and sells to 19 countries worldwide from 6 hi-tech manufacturing locations.