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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...