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Nature constantly offers me simple pleasures to love. Opening my self up to the beauty around us is a way to bring more happiness and peace into my life. My name is James I. Mangano. I love to surf and I have been surfing since I was 12 years old.

I grew up in Southern California and have always been drawn to the water. I live with my beautiful wife and two daughters. My goal is to create a better world for those around me by making the best boards that I can and creating art work that makes them unique and allows them to stand alone outside the main stream. As far back as I can remember in my life art has always been a major focus for me and that came natural to me. K58 has been a dream of mine since, 2003. The name signifies a surf spot 58 kilometers south of the border. I am now realizing my dream by making the boards I’ve always in vision to take us on those ultimate moments. What more can I say about myself.