BEST LOCAL BOARD SHAPER
Bob Olson first started shaping boards for King Kamehameha I and has been a legend ever since. Okay, so maybe he hasn’t been around that long. But the king would have loved his designs. Ole puts much mana into each board, shaping and creating them as if they were for royalty. When on one of his boards getting barreled or going toes to the nose, you can’t help but think of those ancient Hawaiians surfing the coast of Maui just like you. 277 Wili Ko Pl., Lahaina, 661-3459.
runner-up: matt kinoshita, kazuma surfboards hawai,i, 573-5555. (jr)