alaia triple headed down south as a surprise for xmas…
he’s gonna be surprised all right.
all australian paulownia with australian red cedar stringers
i arranged the stringers from light to dark as i really love the
different colours cedar comes in.
this one has 3 very different stringers
all our alaia are hand glued from scratch using strip
planking paulownia and red cedar
these are our premium alaia
new alaia headed down to port mac for
jarrad he’s competing in the australian
titles on it
good luck slick – represent!
alaia bellyboards are here for summer,
made from 100% australian grown paulownia
finished in linseed oil with laser cut logos
these babies are the cure for summer boredom.
available to order now for a tiny $450
here it is josiah’s new alaia bellyboard
this one is all paulownia, with a simple linseed oil finish.
it has a flat bottom entry that moves into a
slot concave in the rear with chined up edges…
its actually a similar bottom shape to a mini simmons.
laser cut logos look so sexy in the timber grain.
bellyboards retail for $350
this is a little alaia i ,made a while back, but had the photo’s lost
from my computer, i was going through some stuff and stumbled across
this one shot that had survived… better late than never
so here she is, my 6’10″ alaia, that i shaped from one of
tom wegeners templates that he put me onto, thanks also to tom
for the paulownia blank…. slippery fun….
well ive finally moved house!! and what a mission it was.. to celebrate i felt a new board was in order.
i made an alai, full standup model 7′x18 3/4″x3/4
to go with my other 4’2″ bellyboard
here im burning in my logos with a wood burner.. this almost takes longer than the actual shaping
the pidgeon was here.. gotta leave a mark…if only for posterity
everyone always wants to know about the alaia, are they hard to ride.. well the answer is yes.
i did get up second time on this one.. but even after 15 years of surfing i feel like a begginner when i get on this board, i tell you what though when you get that trim line going and your flying down the line the fun level is through the roof… great small day fun. stay tuned for some action shots soon.
special thanks to my good friend dick harvey for the blank, and for letting me steal this template, if you want alaia blanks
or you are are keen to have a go at making one even if you’ve never done it before
go see richard harvey at
harvey surf on west burleigh road burleigh heads
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call him on mob: 0414 557624
also there is a link to him in my links at the side here ——>>
no waves this week, and the boredom has driven me to shape a new alaia bellyboard for myself
its 4’2″ and it should absolutely fly
its all about the concave and the chine with these badboys
its deep and it runs nearly the full length of the board
time to burn on the logo.. i love doin this. its very time consuming, but surfboards are usually so neat, where as these logos are burned on freehand.. it really captures the whole piont of timber surfboards, stripping it back to the bare essentials, no frills, no colours, no fibreglass, no resin, no chemicals, no deckgrips, no wax, no legrope, no fins, no rocker, just wood and oil and waves..
halfway…. my arm is getting tired..
finished…now for the measurements
not much to it really… just a plank of wood
nothin left to do but oil it up..
just need some shorebreak to test it on now..
somethin like this oughta do it…