Peanut Alaia in Small Waves

Nice video of two guys having fun on a small day on an alaia. Look at how much speed they can generate with almost no effort. A lot different than riding a typical shortboard!


Alaia River Surfing

Here is a really well made video showing some German guys shaping a short alaia and then surfing it on a river wave. It would be pretty awesome to live near a river wave. Of course, here in the USA, if the river was in a populated area, it would probably be illegal to surf it.

More Surfing Videos


Alaia Humor

Pick your favorite punchline and wow all of your friends!  Buddha's laughing, so it must be funny.

Q: When is an alaia not an alaia?
A: When it's a liar.

Q: When is an alaia not an alaia?
A: When it's a lyre.

Q: When is an alaia not an alaia?
A: When it's a lion.


Machado alaia video resurrected!

That video of Machado that I posted on January 27, 2011, and that was converted into a private video is back. This time it is available freely on DailyMotion rather than Vimeo. Who knows why these things happen? Anyway, enjoy the show!

Alaia Rob Machado by Riders-Match


Dave Rastovich Barreled on an alaia

Pretty incredible wave on an alaia.  Very inspiring.  Might make me ride mine in more gnarly surf than I usually do. Any time it gets over about 2 or 3 foot, I reach for my 6'1" thruster.


Private video?!?!

I just noticed that the video that I embedded in my prior post of Rob Machado riding a peanut alaia has been converted to a private video. It seems strange that someone would post a video for all the world to see, and then after several weeks (months?) take it away from everyone.

Maybe it is going to be included in a for profit DVD...?

Oh well, there is nothing I can do about it. Sorry all.


Rob Machado

Here is a great video of Rob Machado surfing a "peanut" alaia: