Born and raised in Key West, Florida, esteemed surfboard shaper Todd Pinder knew from early on that he would eventually make his way to Hawai‘i. At the age of 17, he learned how to shape his first board in the garage of an art teacher’s friend. The stories of Hawai‘i that this friend shared planted a potent motivation in Todd to visit the islands someday. Today, Todd resides in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, where he runs handmade-surfboard company Pinder Hawaii.