Good friend Nobuhito Ohkawa from Chiba in Japan has just had a great write up in the latest Blue magazine. He is a very passionate board designer and builder.
He has developed his own building method and matches all timber and uses them next to each other from where they come from in the tree.Not just book matching but actual planks cut from the tree.
He designs and builds a beautiful board with only a multi coat of marine varnish to finish it with.
After he was out here for last years wooden board day he headed North to catch up with Tom Wegener at Noosa .
He loves to surf , but has been very restricted like most Japanese surfers since the disasters of last year.
As I said quite different , but very effective and a light board as a result