Alaia
Jon Wegener featured in the New York Times

Jon Wegener featured in the New York Times

Jon Wegener and his brother Tom, were featured in The New York Times Business section, December 21, 2013. In the article, writer Claire Martins writes the journey of the traditional Hawaiian surfboard to the shapers of today. The Wegeners are described as “Two brothers (who) are trying to redefine the surfboard by returning to the...
The New Bluegill

The New Bluegill

Shawn Parkin recently photographed shaper Jon Wegener and Josh Rothman riding The New Bluegill at Swamis. Learn more about The Bluegill here.    
The South Bay

The South Bay

Jon recently took a trip up north to take some orders for the South Bay area.
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...
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...