Matt Kazuma Kinoshita
Owner and shaper Matt Kazuma Kinoshita was born and raised in Hawaii and has been surfing for more than 40 years. Matt was once a top level professional surfer and even the United States Surfing Champion. From one foot to 40 feet, Matt is still a standout in the lineup. Over the last 20 years, Matt has been passing all his knowledge to the kids and his Kazuma coaching program has already produced several generations of champions. From Dusty Payne to Ian Walsh, the list of superstars from the Kazuma program is second to none. Matt learned the art of surfboard shaping from the legendary Grand Master Ben Aipa. “Ben Aipa was my surfing coach and shaping mentor and I was lucky to have been formally trained by sensei Aipa, the person that I consider the greatest shaper of all time”. Matt personally shapes every board out of the Kazuma Hawaii factory and is one of the few Master shapers that performs all areas of the surfboard build process each and every day.
Kazuma Hawaii Factory
The Kazuma Factory and showroom in Haiku Maui is a very special, one of a kind place and is the central manufacturing facility of Kazuma Hawaii. Matt wanted a place where his customers could watch their surfboard being made, a place that is ok to touch and feel all the different boards, a place to see true master craftsmen making surfboards and a place to educate you and to experience the way surf shops used to be. Matt wants everyone who visits the shop to feel comfortable and to never feel pressured to buy anything. The Kazuma showroom is not a clothing store or place that pushes a sale, all we have are surfboards and the accessories needed to get you in the water.