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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Filipinos are taking root across the world as immigrants and new citizens. From Middle America to Hawaii to Alaska, our Intersections series reimagines who we are and how we can better ourselves and the communities around us.