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.