Team Rider – Keito Matsuoka
Keith Matsuoka is an incredible big wave surfer and is the best guy to work with on guns. Every winter I shape him a big wave quiver and watch him rip on the North Shore. Working with Keito, Dean Morrison and Carlos Burle on their Hawaii quivers each year has allowed me to take my shaping to the next level. Their feedback has been invaluable.
While many incredible tubes have been ridden by Keito Matsuoka in his homeland of Japan his waves at Tahiti and Pipeline, so far, been the gnarliest. It’s his backside tube-riding at Pipeline that’s both raw and textbook. I love shaping his boards each year and we have dialled in the Silent Savage big wave step up together with many tweaks and progressions over the years.