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The Bluegill

The Bluegill

Here is a video created by Korduroy.tv a few years back that chronicled the making and riding of an alaia hybrid we call The Bluegill.
Korduroy + Wegener

Korduroy + Wegener

Korduroy.tv and Jon Wegener teamed up to create a line of handplanes under The Surfcraft Collective label. Here are some images from the recent Handplane Hoedown. Handplanes can be purchased here. Photos courtesy James Campbell/Korduroy.tv
Handplane Video

Handplane Video

Big thanks to James Campbell of Korduroy.tv for capturing the spirit and energy of the Handplane Hoedown held at San Clemente State Beach on September 15, 2012. The video features Wegener riders Jon Wegener, Shawn Parkin, and Mike Beckwith on handplanes, with Glenn Sakamoto on the paipo.
Handplane Hoedown

Handplane Hoedown

Test pilot Glenn Sakamoto gets in the pocket at the Handplane Hoedown recently held in San Clemente. Wegener Surf was there to represent and demo the Korduroy collaboration handplanes and the Wegener Paipo. Photo by Adam Reynolds.
Bio-Mini

Bio-Mini

5’5” Bio-Mini.  I call this model the  Bio-Mini because of the materials.  It is made with a recyclable eps foam core.  The glassing is done with Entropy super sap epoxy resin.  This resin uses organic material from byproducts from trees and plants used in other products.  This material replaces some of the harsh chemicals used...
Pizazz

Pizazz

“They have… PIZZAZZ!” Pizzazz:  n. Informal. 1. Dazzling style; flamboyance; flair. 2. Vigorous spirit; energy or excitement. That’s how Jon Wegener describes the surfboards he creates. In 2005, when Jon started making Alaias and Paipos, the lid was blown wide open on Pandora’s box and he has been possessed with the spirit of experimentation ever...
Sustainability

Sustainability

A lot changed for Jon when he was introduced to Alaias and Paipos. The traditional concepts on what made a surfboard function, and what materials were best for making surfboards were all challenged by these seemingly flat pieces of wood that surf so well! The ride… and more importantly the sustainability of the Alaia/Paipo cannot...
About Jon Wegener

About Jon Wegener

Jon Wegener grew up, began surfing and shaping in Southern California. He has been shaping since 1987 and has dreamed of doing nothing else except surfing and shaping ever since. After his college years in San Diego, he returned to Hermosa Beach, CA and began to work on his passion full-time. In addition to starting...
The Glide

The Glide

How to describe the indescribable?   When I was first asked to write a description of the glide you get on an alaia, all I could think of was… magic. So I took the boards out again and tried to articulate what makes these boards so special.  The first thing you notice is the speed…these...
Alaia Riding Tips

Alaia Riding Tips

For a few people, learning to ride the alaia comes very quick and naturally. For the rest of us it takes a commitment and practice. People often ask us for tips on how to ride an alaia. So we thought that we would share some pointers that you might find helpful. Keep in mind that...
Interview with Jon

Interview with Jon

What was your life like growing up? I grew up here in the South Bay and my brothers were a big influence on me. They were older than me so I would tag along whenever they went to the beach. I’m the youngest – my brother Tom is five years older and my brother Curt...