AIPA SURFBOARDS

70s-Sting

'76 STING

The board design that changed the world of surfing... In the early 70’s Ben created “Da Sting”. The first winged board of its kind. This unmistakable outline ushered in one of the most explosive movements in surf history and it’s influence can be seen in every winged board to date. The '76 STING model pays tribute to the first board that Ben shaped for Mark Richards in 1976, with slight modifications to a more curvy outline to accommodate todays surfer while still maintaining that classic single fin flow and feel.

DIMENSIONS

5’10” x 20-1/8” x 2-3/4” (30L)
6’2” x 20-1/4” x 2-5/8” (32.7L)

6’4” x 20-5/8” x 2-3/4” (35.8L)
6’8” x 21” x 2-7/8” (40L)

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DarkTwinn-Product

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.

DIMENSIONS

5'1" x 18-1/2" x 2-1/4" (21.98L) GROM
5'4" x 19-1/4" x 2-1/2" (26.48L)
5'6" x 19-3/8" x 2-5/8" (28.86L)
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)
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STING-SERIES-PRODUCT

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.

DIMENSIONS

5’8 x 18-7/8” x 2-5/16” (25.5L)
5’10 x 19-1/8” x 2-3/8” (27L)
6’ x 19-3/8” x 2-1/2” (30L)

6’2 x 19-11/16” x 2-5/8” (33L)
6’4 x 19-3/4” x 2-3/4” (35L)

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TheDarkHorse

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.

DIMENSIONS

LIGHTWEIGHT

5'6"X19-1/8"X2-3/8" (25.79L)
5'7"X19-1/4"X2-7/16"(27.05L)
5'8"X19-5/16"X2-1/2"(28.22L)

MIDWEIGHT

5'9" x 19-3/8" x 2 1/2“(28.74L)
5'10"X19-1/2"X2-9/16" (30.08L)
5'11"x19-5/8"x2-5/8" (31.45L)

BIG GUY

5'10"x20-1/4"x2-3/4"(34.24L)
5'11"x20-5/8"x2-7/8"(36.97L)
6'x21"x2-7/8"(38.18L)

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Hitman-Image

THE HITMAN

The HITMAN is an all around, high performance shortboard With a unique lower rail line,moderate rockers, comboe’d with a transitional bottom contour that fades from rolled nose,to single,to double concave to vee out the tail and fin moved back to 10-1/2” for a pivot positioned forward fin cluster …this board is a reactive whip in virtually any condition. Available in swallow and rounded squash tail.

DIMENSIONS

5'5 x 17-5/8" x 2-1/8" (Grom Size)
5'10 x 19" x 2-3/8"

6' x 19-1/4 x 2-9/16"
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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.

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THE LAST KNIGHT

A mid range performance shortboard built to combo power surfing and quick/agile air game aimed at punchy beach breaks or point breaks. The Last Knight is a solid performance shortboard with predictable responsive reactions. Available in Squash and Roundtail (RT). Ideal shape for step ups.

DIMENSIONS

5’10 x 19” x 2-3/8”
6’ x 19-1/4” x 2-1/2”

6’2 x 19-3/8” x 2-5/8”
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DAKAISER-PRODUCT

DA KAISER

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.

DIMENSIONS

5'10" x 21" x 2-5/8" (35.4L)
6’2 x 21-1/2” x 2-3/4”(41L)

6’6 x 22” x 2-7/8”(46.4L)
6’10 x 22-5/8” x 3-1/4”(56.6L)

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DARK-ARTS-BOARD
DARKARTS-COLLAB
Introducing the Dark Arts X AIPA Collab!

We chose to focus on the version of the Sting Made for Mark Richards in 1976. This shape is modeled after Mark Richard's 6’8”x21-1/2”x3-1/4”. MR’s Flame Sting was made with a step bottom which removes ¼” from the bottom contour from behind the Sting (wings) to the tail. Ben wanted to create air cavitation and subsequent lift which meant more speed. This would be the first known attempt to facilitate lift like our modern concaves now do for us. AIPA added a slight amount of curve to the tail and moved the midpoint back, closer to center, to improve performance and the remainder of the board remains true to the original. The ’76 STING combined with Dark Arts Tech is bound to be a modern classic!

WRECKINGBALL-PRODUCT

THE WRECKING BALL

Progression keeps us moving forward. The Wrecking Ball combines features from an short board that Ben experimented with in 1977, with the high performance bottom contours of the Hitman. The result is a high performance super groveler that will skate thru those soft days like a wrecking ball…Dominantly designed as a quad, but can be made with a 4 plus 1 set up.

DIMENSIONS

5’8 x 21” x 2-3/4” (37L)
5’10 x 21” x 3” (42L)

6’ x 21-1/4” x 2-15/16” (43L)
6’2 x 21-3/4” x 2-7/8” (44L)

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DABUTTZ-PRODUCT

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.

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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MFR-PRODUCT

THE MFR

The MFR is a high performance winged fish that was designed for skate park type antics in the ocean or wave pools. The MFR is ideal from knee to head high surf.

DIMENSIONS

4'10" x 19-5/8" x 2-1/2“ (27L)
5'4" x 21-5/8" x 2-3/4“ (36L)

5'10" x 22-3/4" x 2-7/8“ (43.4L)
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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.

DIMENSIONS

7’6” x 23-3/8” x 3-3/4”(69L)
8’4“ x 23-1/4” x 3-7/8”(79L)

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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.

DIMENSIONS

8’4 x 23-5/8” x 3-5/8”
9’2 x 23-1/4” x 3-1/2”

10’2 x 23-3/8” x 3-3/4”
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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.

DIMENSIONS

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

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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.

DIMENSIONS

9'0" x 22-¼" x 2-13/16"

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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.

DIMENSIONS

9'3" x 23-1/4" x 3-1/4“

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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.

DIMENSIONS

11'3" x 24-1/2" x 4-9/16“

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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!

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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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!

DIMENSIONS

6’6” x 21” x 2-3/4” (43.8L)

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