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by Papa Paepo o
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another paipo video
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Another paipo video

zensuni wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:05 pm
I watched this video on youtube, I found it pretty cool:
https://youtu.be/A587QVKxFKQ
Hahaha, That's one of my good friend that works for the Fire Department and he also riding one of my board that he had me make for him many years ago, I think he needs a bigger size board now.....
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Wall Paipo?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: The Wall Paipo?

Great ride ridden by Mike this is his push-up style with clean cuts. This guy with little concave bottom so far is the fastest board ridden and charges BIG surf. I know cause I ride beside him as I try taking off behind and trying to catch up finding him 5 length in front. Makaha 5'ft - 7'ft hawaiia...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Take it where you get it...Proneman?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Take it where you get it...Proneman?

classy style...
by Papa Paepo o
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Skinny Paipo
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Skinny Paipo

beautiful 5'5" piece of wood alaia.....
by Papa Paepo o
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: June 3, 2020, O`ahu Southshores @ "HIGH SURF ADVISORY"....
Replies: 2
Views: 628

June 3, 2020, O`ahu Southshores @ "HIGH SURF ADVISORY"....

June 3, 2020 afternoon surf on O`ahu Southshores surf rolling in with hawaiian scale of 3'ft - 5'ft plus. As one has rolled in from way outside where I waited patiently for that perfect wave. As Kahanalu screamed "Yeah` Jarrett" as the barrel roaring behind me as a bodysurfer Ohelo pulled back after...
by Papa Paepo o
Tue May 26, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Papa Paepo`o Boarding @Sunset Beach Memorial Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Papa Paepo`o Boarding @Sunset Beach Memorial Weekend

Surf on the North Shore at various surf spot was rolling in with 3'ft plus hawaiian scale. Sunset Beach rolling some 4'ft plus as tide subside in the morning. Ken Bradshaw even joined us at the point with some of Point Panic Body surfing crew. Papa Paepo`o surfing was a challenge with crowds, but wh...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat May 23, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "swimming board" elva fin swim
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: "swimming board" elva fin swim

cool spaceship.......lots of flotation..
by Papa Paepo o
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Paipo for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: Paipo for sale

Those are the local spots. This is my first paipo, which I'm trying due to blown out shoulder. I went longer to more closely duplicate the feel of a surfboard. There are some shapers out there making long paipos. With deep concaves top and bottom, there's not a whole lot of foam. Being too floaty i...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5039

Re: Need Advice on Build

Not sure that a very buoyant board is necessarily the solution. My narrow plywood finless flat board (neutral flotation) works ok in conditions that seems similar to those you described: https://youtu.be/EVWwCZgZnzc I noticed that a long narrow flat board works better in small closeouts, no side sl...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 5750

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Aloha, Uncle George had created "Paipo Foil" since the surfboards foil came alive. He created two more foil paipo before his passing. Low profile but skim the surface of the surf.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 6673

Re: Wood Paipo

Aloha, these board are contoured to the person body size and weight. This particular board is a custom "spoon-shaped". Skeggless wood Papa Paepo'o board that can be surf in any size waves. Board respond to rider at any given time.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 12382

Re: Technique: Riding position

Aloha, I am the originator or creator of this "Malolo-style" of Papa Paepo'o board surfing. When you becomes "Ma'a" as one with your board, the board will work with you in any size surf. Riding up on the nose, well risking the board to purl-dive. Not to be rude but up front, ride the surf the way yo...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5039

Re: Need Advice on Build

Not sure that a very buoyant board is necessarily the solution. My narrow plywood finless flat board (neutral flotation) works ok in conditions that seems similar to those you described: https://youtu.be/EVWwCZgZnzc I noticed that a long narrow flat board works better in small closeouts, no side sl...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 5607

Re: Superman board design

So I wonder what kind of waves and / or boards require the superman stance ? I would guess that no waves actually "require" the Superman stance, which may be a reason this hasn't been more formally addressed as a "design issue". For me it's just something that is practically dream-like. I've had dr...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 5607

Re: Superman board design

Just wanted to share these unique styles of wood board riding.
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 5607

Re: Superman board design

Aloha gang, Been reading a lot of stories of how to shape a paipo (Papa Paepo'o) wood board. There's many, sizes goes from height to width to thickness that will fit that rider. There's a measurements that I used to build a wood-board for that rider. Each boards models are customs made to each rider...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5039

Re: Need Advice on Build

Person weight could also be the factor of width and length of wood board. 250lbs person should be riding a 46"- 48" (H) x 19" - 20" width(Nose), 24" - 30" width (tail) x 3/8" thickness. This is a up-side down guitar-pick style.
by Papa Paepo o
Sun May 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10434

Re: my first paipo 44

Good morning. I do not know much English and I'm using the Google translator, sorry for the phrases that are not understood I want to introduce myself, my name is Asier and I live in the Basque country. well known for the waves like zurriola, zarautz .. and good food, I live very close to the Frenc...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo"s Contest
Replies: 7
Views: 1947

Re: Buffalo"s Contest

Yep had six heats with 6-7 people per heat. Must have been almost 40 people. New rules this year compared to 2017. In 2017, rules required Paipo class entrants to be over 50 years old and / or 250lbs. For 2018 they got rid of those rules thus the large amount of entries. Was in the Paipo class and ...
by Papa Paepo o
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can't help myself
Replies: 62
Views: 12614

Re: Can't help myself

Papa Paepo o wrote:Looks good, clean rockers. My boards are 1/2" thick but there's some rider's rides 3/8" thick. Thin boards are easier for control and maneuvers than thicker boards.
Aloha, I cut and shape boards that are 3/8" thick and of course easier to control and maneuvers than thick board.