Sunday, March 29, 2009

More Views of Honu Ala'ia

"Honu", the Sea Turtle, Petroglyph Surfboard

Here is a view of the Bottom showing a 3/8" deep concave that starts about 12" from the nose end and runs throughout the planshape to the tail. Since the board has a convex shape on the deck, its net thickness is really averaging about 1/2 to 5/8" thick. This makes it flex under compression in turns, and a strong snap back to shape, giving you a surprising thrust out of the turn.
Sunset Magazine, July 1927, with modern bathing beauty riding an Alaia surfboard in Waikiki.

1 comment:

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