Monday, November 23, 2009


Here is a new 8' solid Koa Alaia I made. This board is a replica of Princess Kaiulani's surfboard from the very late 1800's, now contained in the archaive of the Bishop Museum.  . It is shaped from a solid piece of Koa Wood that was harvested from the slopes of Mt. Haleakula on Maui in 1893.   The tree came from the mountain named "the house of the Sun" in Hawaiian, and I think it is highly appropriate that this wood now relives as a surfboard  in the "Sunshine State".

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