Taiyo Surfboards by Yohei Shiraishi

Yohei has been building wooden boards in Northern California for many years.They are framed and he uses the bead and cove method to build his beautiful boards.

This is a 9ft 11" longboard he has just finished.
He also makes his own wooden fins.

" Most of the wood used for this board is sustainably harvested from our local forests. Types of wood include redwood, Port Orford cedar, western red cedar, and fir. Botanically speaking, heartwood is a ‘dead’ tissue of plants, but this surfboard is pretty much alive, and it stands so natural in the woods. I can’t even imagine how harmonious one would feel on a wave."

Check him out at : www.taiyosurfboards.com