Duke Aipa spent as much time playing with foam as he did toy-cars growing up, in and out of his father’s shaping bay. He is the youngest son of storied Ben Aipa, master innovator, and shaper. Born on Oahu, carrying the torch for a bloodline of board builders is a calling that Duke has gladly…

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When two powerful Hawaiian surfboard signatures that are pivotal to surfing and have made outstanding contributions to the rich history of Hawaii’s ocean culture meet… We are honored and humbled to announce the new Lightning Bolt x AIPA Surfboards’ collaboration, as a tribute to the life and work of our founders. As a result, we’ll…

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Duke Kahanamoku, Eddie Aikau, and Ben Aipa are all Hawaiian legends in their own right. Although two of those legends are no longer with us, we are fortunate enough to still have Ben Aipa who is surfing, shaping and having as much fun now as when he first picked up a planer. Ben and Ted…

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When I last visited “Burly Ben Aipa” in his modest Honolulu shaping room he was just about to field a call from a “Surfer Joe.” The phone was resting on a nine-foot Sting longboard that had been laid out on the racks. Aipa, the Hawaiian master surfer/shaper, answered in an unassuming voice—he might have been…

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