Collection: ALAIA SURFBOARDS

High performance traditional Alaia surfboards for all levels and performances.
Handshaped on solid Paulownia Wood.
99% Organic Surfboard.
Surf and Kite. Custom solutions. Made In EU.

More than just a surfboard, the Alaia is a symbol of surfing culture.

 

Surfing the Alaia
Fast and fun! Without fins and being nice and flat, these boards like to trim and go fast. While it takes a little practice to get the hang of turning, you will be surprised how maneuverable and responsive these boards are. Sliding turns, 360° spins, speed in the tube and never-ending floaters!

Rails
The hard, sharp edge on the bottom of the rail holds the board and gives it bite in turns.

Thickness
The thin board flexes enormously and creates drive and responsiveness through turns. The flex in the board is phenomenal and you can feel it under your feet as you turn on the wave.

Width
The ideal width of an Alaia is 16-17″. Any wider and it becomes very slippery, any thinner and it’s too hard to paddle.

Bottom contours
The smooth, single concave runs from the tail about 1/3 the way up the board and increases control under the back foot and prevents sliding out too much. The gentle roll from the stringer line to the rails makes for smooth transitions through turns.

Nose
The scooped nose helps prevent nose-diving on steeper waves and pearling through turns.

Length
6 – 7ft is the ideal length of an Alaia. Lighter, smaller and more advanced surfers should look for something between 6 – 6’6”. Heavier, taller and less advanced surfers should look towards 6’6” – 7″ for a board with bit more paddle power. If you plan on surfing only small, fat, rolling waves with your Alaia then a longer board up to 7’11” may be suitable.

Weight
Finished boards generally end up between 3.0 – 4.0kg.

Materials
We use only Paulownia wood for our Alaias. Paulownia is an incredibly light hardwood with great water and rot-resistant qualities. The blank is glued up with waterproof glue, hand shaped and then oiled with linseed oil. The board will require re-oiling (simply wipe board with an oil soaked rag) every few weeks/months depending on how much you surf. Linseed oil can be easily and cheaply found at any hardware store or we stock it for $6.50 per 500ml bottle.

The boards are guaranteed - if your board breaks due to a fault in the blank within 12 months, we will replace it at no cost to you.

Custom orders are also available if you would like a particular shape or size.

Freight
These boards can be sent anywhere in the world. Boards are wrapped in a layer of bubble wrap, then cardboard and are fully insured during freight.

You can also pick up the board from Caparica, Lisboa free of charge.

Freight costs for Europe are below. Please select OVERSIZE and the correct location when ordering so the correct freight amount is added to your order.

If you live outside Europe or overseas, please email us before ordering.

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