5’10”x21 3/4” and 6’6”x22.5”. Built for max fun in waves head high down to ankle slappers. Single concave nose to tail with v-panels where the fins are. Design is based on a combination of the alaia, the incredible “Nohu” model and the CI “Sperm Whale” model. Low rocker – 3” nose and about 1” in the tail, and relatively straight rail lines – along with 4 fins equals super speed and planing in all conditions. Won’t be the most vertical board in the lineup but it will be the most fun.
Friday, September 14, 2012
I’m back after a busy summer working my real job. Behold the Palaoa! In a 5’10” model and a 6’6”, both about 22” wide with noses and tails not much less (17” nose, 18” tail) and low rocker. Basically, take your basic 9’6” longboard and lop 18 inches off the nose and tail. All the advantages of a longboard – easy to paddle, catches waves practically by itself and rockets along on even the smallest swell – along with the maneuverability benefits of a shortboard. They will be quads. Bottom line – maximum fun with minimum effort.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
9’7” x 22 3/4”, a very full tanker shape with a large concave in the nose to almost the halfway point and double concave/vee tail. Double 4oz bottom, triple top; 2+1 fin set-up, about 3” thick. This is designed to be a great summer board for waves up to about head high, with plenty of float for taking a little one on board or doing push-ins at Baby Queens. Both are for families with little ones (note the baby footprints on the rainbow fade board) and hopefully Kahi and Brenten will be riding their first waves on these boards.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A junior sized shortboard. 5’3” x 17.5”. Light and thin, a true performance shortboard for a young lady. Airbrushed top with plumeria around the rails, pink pinlines, and spray fade on the deck. Glass-in laminates on the bottom. Art concept by my daughter Angelyne.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Waimano is a short longboard (just over 8 foot). The original (here) was designed for my good friend and Island Dreams artist Paul Arnold. I used his paint scheme again, this time in shades of blue and white, to create another visually stunning board.
I’m donating this board to OLGC school (thus the Mustang blue-and-white). They will be raffling it off, with tickets going on sale for the last few months of the 2012 spring session. If you are interested, e-mail me at email@example.com and I’ll let you know how to get tickets (and shipping info for mainland folks).
Technically it’s 8’1” x 22”, thruster FCS setup with protec soft-edge fins, nose and tail guards already installed, board bag, leash and wax included. Epoxy/EPS construction with double 4 oz. bottom and triple 4 oz top but still very light.
This is a great board for summer and will work in surf from ankle high up to overhead, for surfers of all skill levels. Please help out OLGC and buy some raffle tickets – you might walk away with a new board! I’ll be dropping a c-note on it…
This third “Kualoa” model (the first here, the second here) rolled out of the shop today. It was for a repeat customer – a buddy who had the original “malasada” shaped for his son, now getting an elegant longboard for his daughter.
She wanted light wood with darker wood rails; I ended up sourcing some wood-print cloth fabric that I glassed right in, and painted the rails for the darker wood look. Pinlines set off the deck nicely. For the bottom, and old-school military slash with the EGA, along with the FSU logo (they are hardcore ‘Noles).
9’0” x 22 3/4”, single concave in the nose and double/vee out the tail. 2+1 fin setup.