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How to shape an alaia surfboard

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Have you ever thought of shaping your own alaia? Learn how to make a classic surfboard out of solid timber in your backyard with our DIY step-by-step guide.

Alaias are sustainable, inexpensive, portable, simple, and fun to ride. They’re a classical template for a modern use.

They were already used as far back as 400AD by the Hawaiian royalty as bellyboards, and are characterized by their thin, round-nosed, square-tailed template.

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