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  • And I'm glad she found a use for alaia flower, I'll have to keep experimenting with my little bottle of it, can't figure out how to use it, it's just so weird....

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  • Making an alaia involves little more than a jigsaw, a hand planer, sandpaper and the right piece of wood.

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  • Richard Kenvin, a former pro surfer from San Diego, credits the alaia with giving him

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  • My surfcraft that day was an alaia (pronounced ah-LIE-ah), a replica of the thin, round-nosed, square-tailed boards ridden in pre-20th-century Hawaii.

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  • REVIVING AN ART Chad Marshall rides a wave on his alaia surfboard in Venice, Calif.

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  • Look & Sea: A Little Experimentation Never Hurt Nobody and even more alaia-madness. these are some guys who are experimenting with various different forms of wooden finless shapes. some of the longest and thickest boards i've ever seen. beautiful rides in this video.

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  • The jazz duo The Mattson 2, whose music is featured in the film, will perform live at the screening, and a hand-shaped alaia surfboard will be raffled off at the event.

    Vineyard Gazette - Top Stories

  • Also, love it or hate it, the alaia craze for traditional boards that's currently infecting surfers everywhere reaches new and jaw-dropping heights in the film. stories

  • The alaia board is designed for a softer wave, and the kiko'o is styled for a fat wave, Pohaku said.

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  • Under the Sun Surf Film Blog: Alaia Sliding in Cardiff keeping on the alaia page, here's some recently past footage of Cyrus Sutton sliding on an alaia, from his blog, which for some reason hadn't made it into my rss folder. that's all changed now. one of my current guilty pleasure websites. kinda takes what the cobra snake was doing and distills it even further. the captions are the clincher. down in mexico hipster fashion is 3 years behind (at least in my neck of el campo) and mostly limited to emo styles. so when i'm feeling a bit too far removed from the big city, I check on this blog. eggcelent. great conceptual photography.

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  • “My surfcraft that day was an alaia (pronounced ah-LIE-ah), a replica of the thin, round-nosed, square-tailed boards ridden in pre-20th-century Hawaii. The originals were 7 to 12 feet long, generally made of koa wood and could weigh up to 100 pounds. They resemble nothing so much as antique ironing boards, but their most distinctive feature compared with modern equipment is that they are finless.”

    The New York Times, Ancient Surfboard Style Is Finding New Devotees, by Jamie Brisick, December 4, 2009

    December 4, 2009