What Is An Alaia Surfboard?

What Is An Alaia Surfboard?

by Derek Dodds October 16, 2016

Paulowina is great for surfboards because it has a good weight to strength ratio, being lighter than hardwood but more durable than balsa. It also absorbs less water than many other types of wood and therefore does not need a resin or glass finish, which makes it super ecological—though you could glass it if you wanted.

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Kelly Slater & Mini Simmons

Kelly Slater & Mini Simmons

by Derek Dodds August 21, 2016

Slater looking confused—'what is this thing?'

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Single Fin Zen

Single Fin Zen

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016

I really enjoy shaping boards for my friends, it let's me express my gratitude for the friendship without having to say much, nothing like handing a friend some new foam and watching them paddle it out for the first time.

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Wood Surfboard Shaping How To Bend Wood

Wood Surfboard Shaping How To Bend Wood

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016

Wood Surfboard Shaping How To Bend Wood is a lesson from wood surfboard shaper Brad Tucker on his 2 methods of bending wood for surfboard wood shaping.

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Wave Tribe Surfboard Review - Roberts 3DF

Wave Tribe Surfboard Review - Roberts 3DF

by Derek Dodds June 10, 2016

Designed for SPEED - low rocker and a straighter rail line makes this board fast fast fast. The wide double diamond tail provides the means for the board to use its speed keeping it loose through turns.

The chopped diamond nose and forward volume allows you to ride this board short. The straight rail line and low rocker make this board extremely fast and fun even in less than ideal surf

Grab one here: http://www.robertssurf.com/3df.html

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Glass A Wood Surfboard

Glass A Wood Surfboard

by Derek Dodds May 03, 2016

A nice time lapse video showing how to glass the bottom of a wood surfboard.

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Steve's Mini Simmons Hollow Balsa Board

Steve's Mini Simmons Hollow Balsa Board

by Derek Dodds May 02, 2016

He did a 4 ounce on the bottom, 4 ounce deck patch and 4 ounce top layer with epoxy resin. The hot coat was epoxy and gloss coat is polyester resin.

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Single Fin Surfboard - El Duderino

Single Fin Surfboard - El Duderino

by Derek Dodds April 18, 2016

Contemplating whether the 7" flex fin is adequate, but I think it will take better conditions to really find out.

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NU WAVR Surfboard Review + Futures Hayden shapes Fins

NU WAVR Surfboard Review + Futures Hayden shapes Fins

by Derek Dodds April 06, 2016

A bad mofo modern single/multi-fin setup, the Misfit Shapes NU WAVR Surfboard Review + Futures Haydenshapes Fins is ideal if you want to mixup your surfing MO. A cruisy, down-the-line rocket, the Nu Wavr can be turned but this bad boy is all about the glide.

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Glass Tiger Surfboard Review

Glass Tiger Surfboard Review

by Derek Dodds October 17, 2014

Wave Tribe reviews eco board shaped by Mark Roberts at Tiger Glass. Mark constantly reviews the materials he uses, so that they are of the highest quality and have the least amount of environmental impact.

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Shaping A Mini Simmons

Shaping A Mini Simmons

by Derek Dodds August 02, 2014

Once you design your Mini Simmons template you need to grab a Mini Simmons surfboard blank, check our blank recommendation list. Another option is to send you design file to an AKU machine shop (find a  AKU shaping shop near you). This is a good way to do your first Mini Simmons if you have never shaped before. Basically you'll just have to finish the rails and do some light sanding.

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How To Make An Alaia

How To Make An Alaia

by Derek Dodds July 05, 2014

How To Make An Alaia

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Interview with Shaper Felipe Siebert (In Portuguese)

Interview with Shaper Felipe Siebert (In Portuguese)

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2014

Interview with shaper Felipe Siebert.

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Wave Tribe Social Proof
Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.