AIPA SURFBOARDS

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AIPA: DESCENDANTS

THE MODERN SWALLOW

As board builders and storytellers…We are intent on telling the story of who AIPA is, and the lineage of our designs, focusing on our roots as Hawaiian designer/shapers, so what better way then to start back at the precipice of high performance surfing, when Ben Aipa’s innovations were creating change in surfing. As the precursor to the invention of the STING, The Swallow tail from 1972 was one of the most pivotal high performance board designs in surf history. The Modern Swallow is the first model from the AIPA: DESCENDANTS line and carries Ben's original Swallowtail design forward into the future with Duke's modern adjustments.

“If I was making a young Larry Bertlemann or Michael Ho a board…this I what I would make them” -Duke Aipa

Designed to be a tight in the pocket alternative high performance short board primarily meant for a 2-4’/Hawaiian wave or punchy shorebreaks. The Modern Swallow also possesses that 70’s sleek missile outline that makes it an absolute screamer in the barrel. The wide point is pushed forward a classic 3” to accurately recreate the classic plan shape with a widened tail section for modern flare/functionality. The bottom contour consists of a rolled nose, to single under the chest flowing into double and generous Vee out of the tail. 

Fin Configuration: The fin configuration is in a sweet spot that allows the surfer to bounce between setups from 2+1, quad, and thruster to meet personal performance levels and match wave type

Suggested Fins: Primary: DNA/Sequencer Quads, Secondary (NVS)Ahi Twins with 3.3” trailer, For overhead surf use Futures/Torches( Thruster set).

Design Range: 5’0” - 6’4” ( For High Performance)

6’5” to 7’2” (For Mid Length versions)

Target Sizing: ( Intermediate to advanced) 2-4” shorter than the surfer/ about ¼”-1/2” narrower than standard shortboard and approx. .5L more volume than standard shortboard.

Beginners or Uncle sized surfers height up to 8” longer (with generous volume)

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'4" x 19" x 2-5/16" (25.2L)
5'6" x 19-1/8" x 2-3/8" (26.9L)
5'8" x 19-1/4" x 2-7/16" (28.6L)
5'10" x 19-3/8" x 2-1/2" (30.5L)
6'0" x 19-1/2" x 2-9/16" (32.4L)
6'2" x 19-5/8" x 2-5/8" (34.3L)

6'4" x 19-3/4" x 2-11/16" (36.2L)
6'6" x 19-7/8" x 2-13/16" (39.1L)
6'8" x 20" x 2-7/8" (41.4L)
6'10" x 20-1/8" x 2-15/16" (43.45L)
7'0" x 20-1/4" x 3" (45.9L)
7'2" x 20-1/2" x 3-1/16" (48.4L)

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AIPA: DESCENDANTS

THE MODERN STING

As board builders and storytellers…We are intent on telling the story of who AIPA is, and the lineage of our design, focusing on our roots as Hawaiian designer/shapers, so what better way then to start back at the precipice of high performance surfing,when Ben Aipa’s innovations were creating change in surfing. As the followup innovation to Ben’s SwallowTail design, The STING arguably is the most drastic board design advancement there has been or ever will be.

Timed perfectly with the explosive talent of legendary surfers like, Larry Bertlemann, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Mark Liddell, Dane Kealoha and Mark Richards, the STING made it possible for surfers to pushed past the limits that conventional boards confined them to and bring in the first high performance movement. The design is focused on surface area reduction by utilizing a unique wing placement that allows a wider forward surface area for “planing” and carrying speed, with an abruptly reduced tail curve, behind the STING, to initiate early release, intuitive pivot and radical maneuverability reaction.

The STING was the first winged surfboard of its kind and was the blueprint for what would become the winged twin, and later on, influence the bump wing thruster of the 1980’s.  It is one of very few board designs that when you see it, even from afar, you know who created it.

As #2 in “The Descendants: Series, the Modern Sting takes the original concept of the Single fin era STING’s of 1974 and catapults the design forward 50 years into the modern high performance era.

Imagine Kelly Slater surfing the first single fin Sting and that is the inspiration behind the Modern Sting.

Designed to be a directional slingshot that can draw long lines and pivot in the pocket with a different stable yet loose type of feel, the Modern Sting is the first real high performance single fin shortboard of the new day and the freshest feeling you just have to experience for yourself.

The plan shape is influenced by the recent quad wonder board the DNA,collaborated on/ designed by brothers Duke and Akila with a more relaxed entry and exit rocker, a bote more curve in the tail section and slightly pulled in nose. The bottom contour consists of a rolled nose, to single under the chest flowing into double and generous Vee starting 12” up from the tail , increasing out of the tail. 

Fin Configuration: The fin configuration is a single only! Embrace it!. We have designed a new HP fin with Naked Viking to give the board an added twang that you just can’t get on anything else.

Suggested Fins: Primary: 6.4” HELE (NVS)

Design Range: 5’0” - 6’4” ( For High Performance)

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'4" x 18-7/8" x 2-7/16" (25.5L)
5'6" x 19-1/4" x 2-1/2" (27.4L)
5'7" x 19-3/8" x 2-9/16" (28.7L)
5'8" x 19-5/8" x 2-5/8" (30.2L)

5'10" x 20" x 2-3/4" (33.1L)
6'0" x 20-1/4" x 2-13/16" (35.4L)
6'2" x 20-1/2" x 2-7/8" (37.5L)
6'4" x 20-3/4" x 3" (40.6L)

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AIPA: DESCENDANTS

THE MODERN WING TWIN

As board builders and storytellers…We are intent on telling the story of who AIPA is, and the lineage of our designs, focusing on our roots as Hawaiian designer/shapers, so what better way then to start back at the precipice of high performance surfing,when Ben Aipa’s innovations were creating change in surfing. As the followup innovation to Ben’s STING design, The WING TWIN came about after several iterations of wing placements…moving it further down towards the tail, specifically in the time frame when Ben was shaping boards for Mark Richards.

Although MR brought the STING to the world competitive stage (and made it look good!)...he was looking for a certain sensation and after surfing multiple versions of the STING, MR asked Ben to move the wing further down to change the control and pivot of the board.The wing ended up in what we called a SWING placement, midway between a sting and a standard wing. Keep in mind this is still in single fin times, just before the twin fins popularly came in and around this same time, MR began shaping himself , and with the tutelage of legends like Dick Brewer and Ben Aipa, he created his own version of the wing twin in 1977, at a parallel moment in time when Ben created his own WING TWIN for Dane Kealoha, where the wing placement was roughly 8” up from the tail.

As with the STING, the WING TWIN  design is focused on surface area reduction to positively enhance performance. Moving the wing down closer to the tail allowed the plan shape to maintain a more continuous curve before the break in the out line at the wing. This change perfectly complemented the twin fin configuration, providing smoother hold on rail and a quick break/release/pivot that twins are known for.

As #3 in “The Descendants of AIPA” collection, the MODERN WING TWIN takes the original template/ concept of the Wing Twin of 1977, keeping the classic forward wide point and fusing it with the AIPA rails, rocker, contours of today.  If I could make a young Dan Kealoha a board , it would be the Modern Wing Twin.

The rocker is a modern classic mid-low for fluid drive and performance function,the rails are a medium taper soft and forgiving yet precise with the lowered apex, and the bottom contour consists of a rolled nose, to shallow single under forward foot,flowing into double concave with a generous Vee starting 8” up from the tail , increasing out of the tail. 

Fin Configuration: TWIN +TRAILER

Suggested Fins: Primary: AHI TWINS  (NVS)

Design Range: 5’0” - 6’4” ( XL Sizes also available)

Target Sizing: ( Intermediate to advanced) 2” shorter than the surfer with 1-2L more volume than daily driver shortboard spending on skill level.

Beginners or Uncle sized surfers height up to 4-8” longer (with generous volume)

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'0" x 18-5/8" x 2-7/16" (24.1L)
5'2" x 19" x 2-1/2" (26.1L)
5'4" x 19-1/4" x 2-9/16" (28.1L)
5'6" x 19-1/2" x 2-5/8" (29.9L)
5'7" x 19-5/8" x 2.65" (31.1L)

5'8" x 19-3/4" x 2-11/16" (32L)
5'10" x 20-1/4" x 2-3/4" (34.5L)
6'0" x 20-3/4" x 2-13/16" (37.2L)
6'2" x 21-1/8" x 2-7/8" (39.8L)

Killswitch

THE KILLSWITCH

Introducing the KILLSWITCH, the ultimate fusion of power and precision designed specifically for seasoned surfers aged 45 and above who might need a little extra foam, but still craves the adrenaline rush of high-performance surfing without compromising on performance. Crafted from the expertise of decades of wave-riding experience, the KILLSWITCH is more than just a surfboard – it's a testament to the enduring spirit of surfers who refuse to let age define their limits.

Key Features:

  • Beefed-Up Design: The KILLSWITCH is a upsized performance board, featuring increased volume and a wider outline to provide unmatched planing and paddle power for surfers who need more foam.

  • High-Performance Engineering: Despite its larger dimensions, the KILLSWITCH retains the agility and responsiveness of a traditional shortboard, empowering midlife surfers to capture that feeling we all crave… to rip!

  • Enhanced Wave Catching: Designed to excel in a variety of conditions, the KILLSWITCH has the volume you need to get ahead of the crowd, where every liter is an advantage.

Why Choose the KILLSWITCH:

  • Unleash Your Potential: With the KILLSWITCH, age is just a number – surfers aged 45 and above have the perfect weapon to continue pushing their limits and ride waves with the confidence and skill of their younger selves.

  • Elevate Your Experience: Don’t struggle on a board too small for you…just because you need a bigger board, doesn’t mean you can’t Experience the thrill of high-performance surfing like the way you want it to feel!

Wave range: Below average to above average/ waist high to overhead.

Use in conditions you would either use a groveler or ditch your shortboard on good days for a new sensation.

Fin Configuration:  Quad on average basis to overhead, switch to thruster for over head high for added holding power..

Suggested Fins: Primary/(NVS) Horseman Quads, Secondary/(NVS) Da Hook Thrusters for juicy surf. 

Design Range: 6’0” to 7’2”

Target Sizing: 2-4” above standard shortboard with 3-6 L added volume depending on skill level.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

6'0" x 20" x 2.78" (34L)
6'2" x 20.25" x 2.85" (36L)
6'4" x 20.5" x 2.88" (38.1L)
6'6" x 20.75" x 2.91" (39.1L)

6'8" x 21.25" x 3" (43.3L)
6'10" x 21.5" x 3.13" (46.8L)
7'0" x 22" x 3.25" (51L)
7'2" x 22.5" x 3.31" (54.3L)

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Hitman

ASSASSIN SERIES

THE HITMAN

As a part of the Assassin Series,  "The Hitman" is the ultimate fusion of high-performance shortboard agility and groveler versatility. Designed for surfers who demand peak performance in multiple conditions, and bank on the one board quiver. The HiTMAN offers down the line speed, precise control, and explosive maneuverability.

At the heart of "The Hitman" is its innovative AIPA swallow tail design, featuring a distinctive shallow swallow tail that enhances positive drive on rail. This unique tail and boxed rail profile in the rear provides increased hold and control in critical sections of the wave, ensuring you maintain speed and momentum through every maneuver.

"The Hitman" also incorporates a staged bottom contour, meticulously shaped in to maximize performance in varying waves. From fast, hollow barrels to mushy, gutless rollers, this board excels in any condition, thanks to its dynamic combination of convex contours,, concaves and double barrel vee to generate lift, speed, and responsiveness.

From playful beach breaks to lined-up point breaks, this versatile all-arounder excels in a wide range of conditions, making it the perfect choice for surfers in the intermediate to advanced range.

Experience the next evolution in the AIPA swallow tail legacy of high-performance surfing with "The Hitman" – where precision meets versatility, and every wave is an opportunity to push the boundaries of what's possible in the water. Dominate the lineup and never miss your mark with the Hitman!

Wave range: Below average to above average/ waist high to overhead. Use in conditions you would either use a groveler or standard shortboard

Fin Configuration: Thruster on average basis to overhead, switch to Quad for additional speed.

Suggested Fins: Primary/(Futures) Aipa x Mayhem-Torches / 5 fin set

Design Range: 5’4” to 6’2”

Target Sizing: Standard shortboard sizing

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'4" x 18" x 2.26" (23.2L)
5'5" x 18.25" x 2.31" (24.4L)
5'6" x 18.50" x 2.36" (25.6L)
5'7" x 18.63" x 2.39" (26.5L)
5'8" x 19" x 2.42" (27.8L)
5'9" x 19.25" x 2.45" (29L)

5'10" x 19.38" x 2.52" (30.4L)
5'11" x 19.5" x 2.54" (31.5L)
6'0" x 19.75" x 2.61" (33L)
6'1" x 20" x 2.66" (34.5L)
6'2" x 20.25" x 2.70" (36L)

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Bishop

ASSASSIN SERIES

THE BISHOP

As a part of the Assassin Series, The Bishop was developed as an enhanced daily driver and has been in deep refinement with Team rider Joel Bishop since he came on board in 2017. After all the variations, we landed on what we comfortably describe as an average to pro level “Quiver Killer”. Since its release, This model was chosen by Tully Wiley in his debut in the 2022 Bells CT WSL contest. 

The Bishop model consists of a competition rocker/ pulled in nose outline and rolled bottom for automatic speed on the take off,  with the wide point moved back a half ½” for a solid back footed sensation that correlates well with the round tail for critical bottom turns and tight snaps in the pocket and heavy arcing rail turns. 

For performance, we added a generous single under the front foot, flowing it into a deep single with double and moderate Vee out of the tail. The deep single with double adds lift and separation of the water between the fins making it loose and responsive, while the vee makes for easy tipping for proper rail surfing. Rails have a slight downturn / lower apex for immediate wave connection and sensitivity , but are kept a little fuller for stability in various conditions. To complement the pulled back wide point, the forward fins are also set back a ½” from a standard set up to make those tight radius turns easier while holding your rail speed. 

What started out mainly as an all around competition board, became a freestyle blade for the everyday warrior.

Wave range: The Bishop performs as our widest ranged shortboard for California 3’ beach break to 5’ proper Hawaiian waves.

Fin Configuration: Thruster

Suggested Fins: Primary/(NVS) LoLo Thrusters for California, (NVS) Da Hook Thrusters for Hawaii, Alternative(FUTURES)AIPA x MAYHEM “Torches”.

Design Range: 5’0” to 6’4”

Target Sizing: Average shortboard sizing

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'4" x 18.25" x 2.33" (24L)
5'6" x 18.5" x 2.37" (25.5L)
5'7" x 18.75" x 2.39" (26.5L)
5'8" x 18.88" x 2.42" (27.5L)
5'9" x 19" x 2.51" (29L)

5'10" x 19.25" x 2.56" (30.5L)
6'0" x 19.38" x 2.60" (32L)
6'2" x 19.5" x 2.67" (34L)
6'4" x 19.75" x 2.76" (36.6L)
6'6" x 20" x 2.83" (39L)

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ASSASSIN SERIES

THE BUTCHER

As a part of the Assassin Series, “The Butcher” is a fearless, aggressive high-performance shortboard crafted to carve up waves of consequence with accuracy, designed for experienced surfers who thrive in challenging conditions. 

This board has been through massive refinements over the years and has been seen on the North Shore of Oahu under Kekoa Caizmoero’s feet lighting up Rocky Point.  We recommended this board for high level athletes or intermediate surfers trying to step their level up in demanding surf conditions..

The Butcher consists of a combination of aggressive nose rocker, moderate tail rocker with single concave under rear foot together and a pulled in nose to give you complete control in steep and heavy pockets. This board has a balanced outline with the wide point moved back ½” to give you a back footed sensation when you are putting all of your weight through your turns but still have enough forward facing curve for drive.The rear flow of the outline is all about control and is perfectly complemented with an active thumb tail to have the sensation and control of a rounded pin but with the release out of the squash. 

To push performance levels in waves of  consequence, we configured the bottom contour with dependability in mind. The confidence to know that when you lay your board on rail in overhead surf, that the board won’t only hold, but excel throughout your power turns. The deep single with slight double impression between your fins will separate the flow of water and break up the lift when banked on rail and engage the single concave that flows out through the tail, making for proper dynamic rail surfing and explosive spray. The rails are lower apex , mid tapered to have instant control in critical take-off, and flow seamlessly from bottom turn to top turn.

Experience the thrill of conquering the most challenging waves with "The Butcher" – where power meets precision.

Wave range: Above average/overhead. Use in juicy, heavy conditions

Fin Configuration: Quad on average basis to overhead, switch to thruster for over head high for added holding power..

Suggested Fins: Primary/(NVS) Da HookThruster

Design Range: 5’6” to 6’6”

Target Sizing: 1-3” above standard shortboard

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'6" x 18.38" x 2.44" (25L)
5'7" x 18.5" x 2.48" (26L)
5'8" x 18.75" x 2.51" (27L)
5'9" x 19" x 2.56" (28.3L)
5'10" x 19.25" x 2.59" (29.5L)
5'11" x 19.38" x 2.63" (30.5L)

6'0" x 19.5" x 2.69" (31.5L)
6'1" x 19.63" x 2.71" (32.7L)
6'2" x 19.75" x 2.77" (34L)
6'4" x 20" x 2.86" (36.5L)
6'6" x 20.5" x 2.94" (39.5L)

DNA-Boards
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Flow, predictability and reaction. The DNA is a performance shortboard alternate with an enhanced forward surface area for carrying speed, spliced together with an abruptly reduced tail curve for maintaining positive control and maneuverability, this quad specific model has a controlled performance feel that can react on demand.

Ideal in shoulder to overhead conditions Sized to be surfed  2” shorter than your standard shortboard and increasing the width and thickness to achieve a volume by .5L to1L greater than your daily driver.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'5" x 19-1/4" x 2-7/16" (26.47L)
5'6" x 19-3/8" x 2-1/2" (27.7L)
5'7" x 19-1/2" x 2-1/2" (28.36L)
5'8" x 19-3/4" x 2-9/16" (29.86L)

5'9" x 20" x 2-5/8" (31.44L)
5'10" x 20-1/4" x 2-3/4" (33.8L)
5'11" x 20-3/8" x 2-13/16" (35.29L)
6'0" x 20-1/2" x 2-7/8" (36.79L)

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(BEN AND DUKE FISH)

THE B.A.D. FISH

Fishes have been a staple board from Ben Aipa’s archive of design dating back to 1970, evolving throughout the decades to meet the progression of surfing/surfers abilities. The B.A.D. Fish ( The Ben And Duke Fish) is our modern fish that combines the classic Ben Aipa Fish with Duke's performance adjustments.

The fish has been a design that every board builder has in their library but not like this… As the next move in the AIPA Fish line, what separates the B.A.D. FISH, from the rest of the school is taking Ben's 50 years of refinement into the future with Duke's approach of modern rocker, rail and bottom contours. 

This Hawaiian outline fish consists of a full downturned/tapered rail for automatic connectivity when you take off to hold in bigger surf and promote drive in smaller surf, with a nice foil from center point to nose and tail to eliminate the boaty feeling of a fish. The wide point is pushed forward a classic 3” to put more paddle power under your chest making it possible to surf the board shorter in bigger waves. The bottom contour consists of a rolled nose, to single under the chest flowing into double and generous Vee out of the tail. 

The forward fins are set at a standard twin placement, but we added two close cluster  offset trailers, as an alternative to the standard center trailer, positioned more towards the stringer for you to be able to push harder without sliding out on waves of consequence, without losing the twin maneuverability in tight pockets. This fin setup gives you more options when you just want to throw a board in your car and surf any conditions given.

The result is a mod performance upgrade that can be enjoyed not only in small waves, but waves of varying shape and size with the stability to drive through more powerful surf..

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'0" x 19.25" x 2.31" (24.2L)
5'2" x 19.75" x 2.44" (27.1L)
5'4" x 20.25" x 2.56" (30L)
5'6" x 20.75" x 2.66" (33L)
5'7" x 20.88" x 2.68" (34L)
5'8" x 21" x 2.71" (35.1L)

5'9" x 21.25" x 2.73" (36.3L)
5'10" x 21.5" x 2.75" (37.5L)
5'11" x 21.75" x 2.78" (38.9L)
6'0" x 22" x 2.80" (40.2L)
6'2" x 22.5" x 2.85" (43L)
6'4" x 22.75" x 2.94" (46.1L)

DarkTwinn-New

THE DARK TWINN

The Dark Twinn is the Twin version of the Dark Series that was developed in parallel with its brother The Dark Horse (Quad Version). Designed as a high performance groveler, the Dark Twinn and the Dark Horse share an identical outline and core components for a majority of the design , but shift the wing placements to engage the wing-to-fin relationship and accent how the board performs in that fin specific configuration .The Dark Twinn combines Ben Aipa's Wing Twin template,used to make Dane Kealoha’s twins in the late 70’s and a 90's Swing Twin squash template that has been modified for today's surfer. 
Featuring, Mid range rockers, lowered rail apex line and staged bottom contour blending a roll from nose down into a single concave under forward foot, to double concave deepest between the forward fins, transitioning to a healthy amount of vee/double starting at the wing and blending out thru the tail. The Dark Twinn is a lively and responsive board. Proven from Pismo Beach mush to juicy Hawaiian surf.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'6" x 19-3/8" x 2-5/8" (28.86L)
5'7" x 19-1/2" x 2-5/8" (29.48L)
5'8" x 19-3/4" x 2-11/16" (31.03L)
5'10" x 20" x 2-3/4" (33.13L)

6" x 20-1/2" x 2-13/16" (35.87L)
6'2" x 21" x 2-7/8" (38.69L)
6'4" x 21-1/2" x 3-1/8" (43.93L)
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THE DARK HORSE

The Dark Horse is the Quad version of the Dark Series that was developed in parallel with its brother The Dark Twinn (Twin Version). Designed as a high performance groveler, the Dark Horse and the Dark Twinn share an identical outline and core components for a majority of the design , but shift the wing placements to engage the wing-to-fin relationship and accent how the board performs in that fin specific configuration .The Dark Horse combines Ben Aipa's Wing Twin template,used to make Dane Kealoha’s twins in the late 70’s and a 90's Swing Twin squash template that has been modified for today's surfer. 
 
Featuring, Mid range rockers, lowered rail apex line and staged bottom contour blending a roll from nose down into a single concave under forward foot, to double concave deepest between the forward fins, transitioning to a healthy amount of vee/double starting at the wing and blending out thru the tail. The Dark Horse is a lively and responsive board. Proven from Pismo Beach mush to juicy Hawaiian surf.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'6" x 19-3/8" x 2-5/8" (28.86L)
5'7" x 19-1/2" x 2-5/8" (29.48L)
5'8" x 19-3/4" x 2-11/16" (31.03L)
5'10" x 20" x 2-3/4" (33.13L)

6' x 20-1/2" x 2-13/16" (35.87L)
6'2" x 21" x 2-7/8" (38.69L)
6/4" x 21-1/2" x 3-1/8" (43.93L)

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WreckingBall-New

THE WRECKING BALL

Progression keeps us moving forward. The Wrecking Ball combines features from a full nosed, beveled rail short board that Ben experimented with in 1977, with the high performance bottom contours of the Hitman and a double bat tail for edge control and bite. The result is a high performance super groveler that will skate thru those soft days and pivot in the in critical sections on demand crushing thru like a wrecking ball...Dominantly designed as a quad, but stock set up as a 5 fin for thruster option.

Wave type: Ideal for knee high to overhead conditions.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

As a super groveler, Order this board at 2-3” shorter than your daily driver or as a midlength 4-6” taller.

5’10" x 20-1/2” x 2-3/4” (35.89L)
6' x 20-3/4” x 2-3/4” (37.36L)
6/2" x 21” x 2-13/16” (39.79L)

6/4" x 21-1/2” x 2-7/8” (42.74L)
6/6" x 21-1/2” x 2-7/8” (43.89L)

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FEATURED SERIES

FUSION STING SERIES

The Sting has metamorphized countless times since it’s inception in 1974, always progressing along with the eras performance requirements. The Fusion Sting Series is the most recent evolution of the design combining Bens original Sting concepts with modern design attributes. The forward section provides volume under the chest for float and paddle power while the Sting (wing) abruptly breaks the rail line for pronounced and increased responsiveness. This is accented by a wide variety of tail types behind the wing with bottom countours manipulated to accent the tails response characteristics in combination with the Sting.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5’8" x 19-1/4” x 2-1/2” (29.46L)
5’10" x 19-3/8” x 2-9/16” (31.15L)
5’11" x 19-1/2” x 2-5/8” (32.62L)
6' x 19-5/8” x 2-5/8” (33.28L)

6'1" x 19-5/8” x 2-11/16” (34.27L)
6'2" x 19-3/4” x 2-3/4” (35.79L)

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THE HITMAN

The HITMAN is an all around high performance shortboard/groveler hybrid. Designed to be responsive in shore break situations and come alive in waves that offer more opportunities to perform turns.

Wave Type: Ideal for knee high to shoulder high. Adaptable to overhead conditions.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

Order this board at your height or 1-2" less than your height.

5'6" x 18-1/2” x 2-3/8” (26.37L)
5'8" x 18-7/8” x 2-7/16” (28.55L)
5'10" x 19-1/4” x 2-1/2” (30.64L)

6' x 19-3/8” x 2-9/16” (32.53L)
6'2" x 19-5/8” x 2-5/8” (34.69L)
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Bishop-New

THE BISHOP

The Bishop was developed is an enhanced daily driver designed for drive, arcing rail engagement and a medium range pivot. Perfect for in the pocket snaps, aerials and long drawn out turns.

Wave type: Ideal for between shoulder high and overhead conditions.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

Order this board at or 1-2” taller than your daily driver. Can be upsized for step ups.

5'8" x 18-7/8” x 2-7/16” (27.65L)
5'10" x 19-1/4” x 2-1/2” (29.88L)
6' x 19-3/8” x 2-9/16” (31.6L)

6'2" x 19-1/2” x 2-5/8” (33.6L)
6'4" x 19-3/4” x 2-3/4” (36.6L)
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TheButcher

THE BUTCHER

The Butcher is an above-average wave high performance shortboard. Designed to showcase every element of your performance. From Railwork, airs, tight in the pocket turns and barrel riding.

Wave type: Ideal for shoulder to overhead conditions.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

Order this board at or 1-3” taller than your daily driver.

5'10" x 19-13/16” x 2-1/2” (29.48L)
6' x 19-5/16” x 2-9/16” (31.39L)
6'1" x 19-3/8” x 2-5/8” (32.71L)

6'2" x 19-7/16” x 2-11/16” (34.07L)
6'4" x 19-11/16” x 2-3/4” (36.61L)
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BIGBOYSTING-PRODUCT

THE BIG BOY STING

The Big Boy Sting circa late 90’s /early 2000’s era, is Bens most repeatedly built board. A favored model for 210 pound plus surfer, the Big Boy Sting is designed with the big guys ( or ladies) in mind. Thickness where is counts and tapered rails for maneuverability. Available in Swallow Tail or Round Tail options. Set up as a Quad plus longbox or 5-fin set up.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

7’ x 23-1/4” x 3-1/2” (59.53L)
7’4" x 23-5/8” x 3-5/8” (66.36L)
7’6" x 23-11/16” x 3-3/4” (70.41L)

8' x 23-3/8” x 3-13/16” (74.89L)
8'4" x 23-1/4” x 3-7/8” (78.91L)
8'6" x 23-3/16” x 3-7/8” (80.25L)

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BIGBROTHERSTING-PRODUCT

THE BIG BROTHER STING

The Big Brother Sting is one of AIPA’s staple, high performance longboards. Ideal for any surf condition Made for enhanced maneuverability for Big guy fun! Available in swallow tail and rounded pin tail.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

8' x 23-1/4" x 3-1/2" (72.4L)
8'4" x 23-5/8" x 3-5/8" (79.34L)
9' x 23-1/2" x 3-7/8" (91.27L)

9'2" x 23-1/2" x 3-7/8" (92.66L)
9'6" x 23-7/16" x 4" (99.12L)
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BUTTZ-FEATURE

DA BUTTZ

Da Buttz is the ideal compact funboard with a similar feeling of a Fish. This board is an homage to the care free spirit of Buttons Kaluhiokalani. From ankle to head high fun this is the one. Comes standard with a quad plus longbox set up for a variety of fin configurations. Single, Twin or Quad.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5’4 x 21” x 2-3/8”(33L)
5’4 x 21 3/4” x 2-3/4”(35.8L)

5’6 x 22” x 2-3/4”(37.6L)
5’8 x 22-1/2” x 2-7/8”(41.4L)

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DAKAISER-PRODUCT

DA KAISER STING

One of Bens favorite testing grounds for new board designs was a spot called “Kaisers” on the South Shore of Oahu. The Kaiser is modeled after one of Bens personal favorites, made popular by his gouging cutback caught on film by Warren Bolster. This modern version is available in 4 plus 1 or 5 fin set-ups and includes Bens iconic “beveled rails”. The king of all around surfboards… good in every condition.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

5'10" x 20-3/4" x 2-5/8" (36.02L)
6' x 21-1/4" x 2-3/4" (39.78L)
6'2" x 21-1/2" x 2-3/4" (41.28L)
6'4" x 21-3/4" x 2-13/16" (44.04L)

6'6" x 22" x 2-7/8" (46.93L)
6'8" x 22-5/16" x 3" (50.67L)
6'10" x 22-5/8" x 3-1/4" (56.81L)

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MICROTANK-PRODUCT

THE MICRO TANK

The Micro Tank is the scaled down version of its predecessor the Mini Tank which was a short performance modern longboard developed by Ben in the early 80’s. The ultimate in groveling, the Micro Tank is designed with fun in mind. Longboard paddle,shortboard manueverability. Standard fin set up allows for the board to surfed as a single fin, a quad or a TWIN!

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

6’6” x 21” x 2-3/4” (43.8L)

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M2-PRODUCT

THE M-2 (MIMI-2)

A classic modern longboard designed after the original Mimi model For Mimi Horiuchi, this current version possesses a more performance style mid rail, Moderate nose rocker with rolled bottom starting at the nose transitioning to a vee bottom to a double concave to a vee out the tail. An overall performance/noseriding dream board.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

9'0" x 22-¼" x 2-13/16"

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APEX-MLB-PRODUCT

THE APEX MLB STING

The APEX MLB ( Modern Longboard) STING is the mash-up of Ben's Kanoa Comp model and the MLB Sting. Featuring a rail profile reflective of a current high performance shortboard for performance and bottom contours that compliment noseriding capabilities, the APEX MLB combos the best of both worlds and is the Apex predator of it's kind.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

9'2" x 22-3/4" x 2-13/16"

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TITAN-GLIDER

THE TITAN GLIDER

The Titan Glider combines All of the key attributes of a California Glider inspired by the ancient wood OLO surfed by Hawaiian royalty and Powered by the Sting element, the Titan will make it possible to Glide from peak to peak with ease.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

11'3" x 24-1/2" x 4-9/16“

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65-MAKAHA-CLASSIC

'65 MAKAHA CLASSIC

The 65 MAKAHA is a classic longboard designed to resonate Ben's personal board made at Surfboards Makaha in the mid 60's that already showed how far ahead he was in his designs. Available in CLASSIC and MOD. The CLASSIC features your typical 1960’s style 50/50 Rails from the nose down with a heavy rolled bottom, while the MOD is a modern take on the model with Bens transitioned 60/40 Rails, rolled bottom, to vee to double concave.

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

9'3" x 23-1/4" x 3-1/4“

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AIPA-FINS-PROMO
NVS-AIPA
THE AHI TWIN | BY DUKE AIPA

The Ahi Twin is a performance oriented upright twin, designed by Duke Aipa, for his Dark Twinn model as well as other high performance twins and twinnies. The wide base provides loads of drive and the upright template and refined tip provide increased maneuverability over more classic twin fin outlines. These fins are ideal for increased speed and fluid rail to rail transitions.

FUNBOY-PRODUCT

THE FUNBOY

The Funboy is based off of the KRV model that Ben made for Kanoa Dahlin. This redesign was focused on creating a versatile beginner to intermediate board that works in all conditions. The boards generous forward section allows for getting into waves with ease, and with the pulled in tail, makes it easy to maneuver. Standard fin set up allows for the board to surfed as a single fin, a quad or a TWIN!

SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS:

7’2” x 21-5/8” x 2-3/4”(46L)
7’6” x 22-1/2” x 2-7/8”(53L)

7’10” x 23” x 3” (59L)
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