You know what's better than surfing? Nothing. But riding waves on a Koa surfboard does up the awesome factor. This is what happens when you get a wild idea with a shaper friend...magic.
I love the nod to the original ancient Hawaiian Koa boards (Alaia) all while using high tech modern materials. We start with a standard foam core but then things get a bit more complicated. We wrap the board in carbon fiber to give it extra strength and lay up a thick slice of some amazing bookmatched curly Koa from the Big Island. After a meticulous glass job, the Koa really pops and is complimented by the depth and shimmer of the carbon fiber. This board was made for the waves but I also knew that it would likely spend some time as a wall hanger so we used removable fins (so it could sit closer to the wall) and an FCS plug in the nose so we can attach a custom hook for a wall installation.
The longboard design is shaped for a bigger surfer (like myself...weird). It's setup as a quad fin to provide enough stability while still being manueverable. It's 9' long, 23" wide, 3" thick. Shipping costs are fluctuating more than the stock market but I can get you a reasonable quote from Fedex.