After studying Tom Blake's work with hollow boards, I've decided to include a line of hollow "Kook Box" style boards because I want to share this stoke I've got from riding these things! In my experience with ancient alaia design, I have applied my ancient surfboard knowledge to a more modern (1930's) hollow construction. Unlike ancient (solid wood) surfboard design, this hollow board floats really well and catches waves easily. Just about anyone can surf it. This thing is extremely fast in any surf! Flat sections are glided right over, small waves made fun, high tide mush bring it on!
Each board is made using Okoume marine plywood which is very strong, durable and looks spectacular. As the name implies, this special marine plywood is normally used for boat building so it is manufactured to very high specs.
There are a few secrets within the overall design so don't let those boxy rails fool you, this board really goes! It's all about minimizing drag as those edges release water or grip the face without the need for fins! Fun in knee high slop up to overhead barrels this wave catching machine will prove very capable. Drop in early and take your time to decide your line. Hmmm... left or right? Modern rocker feels very natural and allows surprising maneuverability. Remove the twin skegs for freedom when you want it, put 'em in for control when you need it.
-1/4" Okoume Marine Plywood
-Traditional 3/8" rolled bottom
-Twin removable "FCS" style fins for added control
-Modest rocker for a more modern feel
-Airtight bronze drain plug
-Rugged classic and easily repaired Tung oil finish
-bronze Leash strap eye
Custom surfboards available upon request! Sizes range from 5 feet up to 15 feet.
Board featured on this page measures 11'10" x 21"x 3-1/2".
Ask about custom shapes also!
I ready to connect you with the board of a lifetime!
*All Xylem boards are hand finished with Pure Tung Oil for a non-toxic and durable finish.
*Your alaia will be ready to ride right out of the box and will only need minimal care throughout its long life.
*Each alaia is "Eco-Shaped" using minimal power tools and no toxic chemicals.
Because each alaia is made custom to its new owner, please allow 6 weeks for delivery!
Shipping is included anywhere in the US!