It trims out easily and glides like nothing else. You will absolutely love this shape!
These boards bring back the feeling of glide, they return us to the sensual feeling of drawing a line or simply dancing in circles as we slide down the face of gentle blue.
The design is made with minimal cost to the environment.
The boards are compatible with today's wave, with respect for the roots of surfing.
Is your board made in China? All these boards are shaped by hand in Pismo Beach.
Excess sawdust is sold to horse owners for bedding, and avocado growers for mulch.
Nothing created in the production of these boards is discarded or harmful to our planet.
How it works:
The thin, flat rockered board moves across the wave quickly. The hard edge of the rail bites into the wave like a long fin and the gentle curves on the bottom hold the board into the face of the wave. The board is as light as possible so it accelerates quickly
and the wood is sealed.
The thin board flexes as you ride the wave. When in trim or when catching the wave, you push down on the nose giving the board a reverse rocker. This makes the board go faster. When turning you pull up on the nose making the board flex the other way.
This makes the board turn quicker and then bounce out of the turn as it comes back to its natural shape. The right combination of flex, thickness, hard edge on the rail and the oiled surface makes for a very light, lively surfboard that is also lots of fun to ride.
If you are interested in making your own Alaia Surfboard check out this great Alaia Shapers Workshop
. If you are looking for a blank we sell those too!
Who is riding Alaias: David Rastovich, Tom Carroll, Mike Stewart, Dan Malloy, Derek Hynd, Thomas Campbell, Belinda Peterson and YOU!