Paddle Surf Hawaii
Living on Oahu's North Shore, I've searched for ways to stay in shape for big winter surf. In 1988, during the flat summer months, I began prone paddleboarding and entered paddleboard races, as well. I quickly realized that by improving on current paddleboard design, I could achieve better, faster results. In 1990, I spent time building paddleboards on Maui with Gerry Lopez , applying the technology and innovations being utilized in windsurfing board design. The result was three paddleboards, built for Gerry, Gerry's glasser, and myself; each one state of the of the art, in both design and materials. We unveiled our designs at the annual Hui O He'e Nalu Independence Day Paddleboard Race that summer, taking the top three places in the race. I have been designing and building paddleboards ever since.