Shapers | Takeda Customs surfboards
Yoshiro, or Yoshi as his friends call him, was born and raised in a small army town called Chitose in Hokkaido Island, Japan. However, the proximity also meant cold and cloudy weather most of the year, which is why Yoshi’s first passion was snowboarding.
Addition to skiing on the slopes of Niseiko, he indulged in surfing in the freezing water surrounding the island. It is through both of these sports that Yoshiro discovered his passion for surfboard shaping. Therefore, he decided to work at one of the island’s few surf shops.
Shaper / Designer :: Yoshiro Takeda
Glassing :: Yoshiro Takeda
Finishes :: Yoshiro Takeda
However, when he felt that he learnt all there was on the island, he packed his bags and left to the Gold Coast, the heart of the surfing industry according to Japanese surfers.
Within four years from his arrival to Australian shores, Yoshi managed to make a name for himself as the founder of the TAKEDA brand. However, he never forgets how his journey to the top started – at a surf beach back in Hokkaido.
New stock crafts will be added to Aquiva but if you would like to order a 1 off custom board from Yoshi, fill in this order form and we'll put you in touch with Yoshi to finalise your custom Takeda surfboard.
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