In his second episode of “Through The Lens,” Hurley team’s Rob Machado travels to Japan to meet local artist and surfer Takashi Kobayashi in Sendai – one of the hardest areas hit by the devastating 2011 tsunami. Kobayashi shows him the area’s surrounding waves and an important treehouse he has worked on.
“When you are around him (Kobayshi) he just makes you smile. He’s oozing wisdom… You just want to give him a hug all the time,” says Machado.
“I’ve experienced the whole spectrum of ocean experiences. I’ve been scared to death and I’ve been as happy as could be. That’s what nature is. Nature is powerful.”
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For more information on the treehouse projects, visit: www.robmachadofoundation.org