It’s almost that time of year when the term “beach weather” starts slipping into every network weatherman’s vocabulary. As his or her hand glides across a screen of five straight Ray-Ban rocking suns we start thinking about ways to get a week off from work and get outdoors. One of the first things we’ll have prepped and ready to roll this summer is one of these longboards from Maki. They look like the longboard equivalent of a throwback Cubs uniform – classic. The craftsmanship of these boards will keep them around for a long time (not accounting for the combination of bikini-clad women and oncoming traffic) and Maki Longboards prides themselves in sustainability by not applying any harmful finishes or chemicals. The finishing technique they use makes the wood’s true beauty shine as you ride the boardwalk playing hooky from work.