Travis Yamada

The Human Element Video series was created to showcase people chasing their passions. The connecting factor of the human experience and understanding why we do what we do.

Travis Yamada grew up skateboarding in Northern California and went on to spend his winters touring the world as a pro snowboarder. In the early 1990s, Travis moved to Bend, OR. During his summers at home, Travis worked construction jobs by day and discovered it was possible to surf the nearby irrigation canals. That’s where magic and innovation combined, blending his love of skate, snow, and surf culture.

In 2015, his lifelong passion for getting outside coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit led Yamada to launch his board design company, Cubicle. Yamada now spends his days creating unique small conventional river wave surfboards built to explore life outside of an office cubicle.

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