Sydney–born surfer Hayden Cox has gone from shaping surfboards out the back of his parents' house to running cult classic brand Hayden Shapes with stores in LA and Sydney, and stockists everywhere from Tahiti to Cape Town. His entrepreneurial lens has reshaped the parameters of traditional board design, and his company’s cutting–edge technology FutureFlex has revolutionized surfboard construction. This penchant for sharp design also extends beyond the realm of surfboards, with Hayden having worked with brands and artists including Alexander Wang, Daniel Arsham, Google, Audi and IWC Schaffhausen. Hayden’s passion for his creative pursuits, and his unwavering dedication have taken him across the globe. We sat down with the powerhouse designer, entrepreneur and author to talk about chasing swells, his thirst for pushing innovation and hunting down the best food in LA.