My family moved to Oahu in 1962.  I started surfing there at 12 years old. While I had made and skated a couple skateboards in elementary school in California, starting surfing in Hawaii began my life long experimentation and design development with surfing, skateboarding, paipo boards [plywood Boogie boards],  windsurfing and snowboarding. IT HAS BEEN SO MANY YEARS AND THERE ARE VOLUME OF PARTS, PEOPLE AND PLACES TO TALK ABOUT, I'LL JUST TRY TO HIT SOME HIGH POINTS.