THROUGH THE LENS with Rob Machado – Taka’s Treehouse

In this new video from Hurley, Rob Machado travels to Sendai, Japan. While on his journey he meets artist and surfer, Takashi Kobayashi, who is involved in a local tree-house project and also shares his same appreciation for the ocean. Be sure to check out the whole edit above.

Press Release:

COSTA MESA, Calif. — August 5, 2013 – In his second Through the Lens episode, Rob Machado visits Sendai, Japan, one of the hardest places hit by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami. He meets artist/surfer Takashi Kobayashi, who shows him the area's surrounding waves and a tree-house project particularly close to his heart. The results, as you'll see in this short film directed by Tyler Manson, are nothing short of inspiring.

To support tsunami relief efforts and Takashi Kobayashi's incredible work, Hurley has created the Through The Lens Tee, featuring photography by Rob Machado. The tee is available exclusively online at and100 percent of proceeds go to Treehouse Creations Co LTD to build more tree-houses in tsunami-affected areas.

For additional information about Hurley and Rob Machado's Through The Lens documentary series, please visit<> or contact Maria Boschetti, Hurley Director of Communications at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> and 949.548.9375.

Iconic surfer Rob Machado has traveled the world for more than half his life. And during that time, he's crossed paths with countless individuals who share a love for surfing and a passion for the arts. In his new series called Through The Lens, we meet these individuals and follow Rob as he connects with the people who’ve inspired him along the way.