Another example of scrap use. These were scraps from the Omilu alaia (the pieces cut out of the sides), glued together with a nice redwood stringer:
For the finish I experiemented with some clear wood dyes - very simple and easy to use water-based formulas shot with a small spraygun in many thin coats. I'm pretty happy with how they came out.
Haven't tried them in anything big yet, but the seem to work well - particularly using one hand to paddle into the wave.