Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waimano #2: The OLGC Board

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 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…


Kualoa #3: The Lotus

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.