Paipo
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...
High Tide Paipo Session

High Tide Paipo Session

Jon Wegener sneaks in a few gems on his popular Pumpkinseed model. Secret spot somewhere in North County.
The Paipo Lesson

The Paipo Lesson

I’m not handy or crafty. Nor do I know my way around power tools. But when I saw that Grain Surfboards was offering a “Shape Your Own Paipo” class, I jumped. I was to be among the lucky few who would create a magic belly slider with the grand wizard himself, Jon Wegener.
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.
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...
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...