Ever wondered how to build an alaia?
Wish I could say that this was something that I had done myself. However, just a link to a post on Transworld Surf about how to build your own alaia. The comments to the post are classic. Unlike the commenters to the TWS post, I really don't think it would be that hard to surf one of these things, so long as you were used to a shortboard.
Anyhow, hope to provide an eyewitness account in the coming months.
Here is a link to the TWS post: How to Build an Alaia
(See my prior posts if you are interested: 1) alaia obsession and 2) alaia surfing at Seaside.)