Hi,This is SODA
Based in Gold Coast/Australia.
Born in Fukuoka prefecture.
At the age of 18, he started surfing under the influence of his older brother. After that he was fascinated by surfing and taught himself how to shape while working and doing repairs at the local surf shop "Colony". He then traveled to Australia on a one-way ticket to learn how to shape boards. He knocked on the door of Murray Burton, who is also a teacher of JS and DHD. Despite not being able to speak English well, he was recognized for his hard work and passion to shape, and learned everything from the basics of shaping while working under him.
He obtained his permanent residency and later launched his own brand, SODA Shapes.
He has over 60,000 experience as a shadow shaper for world class brands such as Burton Shapes, JS, DHD and Pyzel. No other shaper has the experience and number of shapes for this brand. Even after 28years of shaping experience, he is still very passionate about improving the quality of the boards every day.
Based on his extensive experience and knowledge, the boards that are carefully made one by one have value that cannot be obtained in-stores or online. Most of our customers return as we have earned a their trust for high quality products.