Coastal Craft Shaper Profile: Travis Yamada

Coastal Craft Shaper Profile: Travis Yamada

Our fifth featured shaper for the Inaugural Coastal Craft Event is Travis Yamada, from Cubicle Surfboards. Travis resides in Bend, Oregon, where he shapes and glasses a unique variety of boards for rivers and the ocean! Get to know Travis a little better below, and come watch him shape a river board in person on September 15th!

Coastal Craft: Where did you get your start and why?

Travis Yamada: I got my start in the professional industry at a little repair shop in San Diego called joe ropers ding repair and custom fiberglass. Then onto many other factories in the San Diego and Santa Barbara regions.

CC: Where are your board shaped and sold?

TY: Boards are built in Bend. Most are sold in Bend, Oregon coast, Boise, and a little in California and Montana.

CC: What's your go to board to shape and surf in the PNW?

TY: Most popular:

  • River- No-Bite
  • Ocean- Trekkie

Personal favorites:

  • River- Arrowhead 2.0
  • Ocean- Darrel Bodger

CC: What draws you to this event?

TY: Jeff Mollencop and a good excuse to get out of the shop and be at the beach.

CC: What do you want visitors to take away from this event?

TY: A little dusty inspiration and a hangover.

*** Don't forget, the riverboard Travis is going to shape along with all the other boards shaped during the event will be available at our silent auction, with all proceeds going towards the Pacific City Skatepark!   

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