A thin, round-nosed, square-tailed surfboard ridden in pre-20th century Hawaii. Modern Alaias are anything from 5’ to 12’ long ridden as a finless surfboard. All our Alaia’s are hand made one off’s made of Paulownia wood. Some Schade artists have been getting rad on our craft with wood burners and paint and have been shown in several art shows.
In Hawaii the board was called Alaia. In Japan it was called Itaka. These boards all but disappeared in the early 1900′s, Tom Wegener was one shaper who helped bring it back and has been experimenting with in a modern take on the Alaia.
Have you surfed an Alaia?
If you are interested in a custom hand made Paulownia Alaia get in contact with us and we can get one shaped up for you.