Cliff's Notes

Cliff Kapono met up with fellow Creator & Innovator, Travis Reynolds, at the world famous Haut Shop board building space in Santa Cruz, CA earlier this spring. What started as a brief chat about surfboard design quickly resulted in the creation of a traditional, wooden alaia shaped out of paulownia wood and coated with linseed oil. From start to finish the process took about four hours, which gave Cliff the opportunity to test ride the alaia by lunchtime.

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Filmed & Edited by: Evan Schell