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How Shaping Surfboards Changed My Life

For Isaiah Jimenez, shaping surfboards began as a hobby, then it became a way to cope with heartbreak. Now, Isaiah owns Hemingway Boardworks, a local business that binds him both to the water and to the island of Kauai. Each board that comes out of Isaiah’s workshop tells a story of craft, community, and how the two come together amidst the shifting tides of a tourist hotspot that many happen to call home.


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