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Moonlight Alaia Starring Noa Ginella

An ‘ALAIA’ is a thin, wooden surfboard invented and ridden by the ancient Hawaiians. The boards were between 7 and 12 ft long, weighing up to 100 lbs, and were generally made from the wood of Koa or Wiliwili trees. They are distinct from modern surfboards in that they have no ventral fins, and instead rely solely on its edges and the rider’s ability to hold the board in the face of the wave.

Although these boards may be considered outdated and forgotten by most modern day surfers, those who've had the opportunity to ride them, can attest that there is no better feeling than the minimal-control, minimal-resistance ride of the Alaia.

Elite waterman Noa Ginella is no stranger to riding the Alaia. He excels in many surfing and SUP disciplines, including the ancient Hawaiian tradition of Alaia surfing.

Check out his awesome Alaia adventures under the moonlight in the clip below.