1920s Paipo

Welcome to a general discussion group on paipo boarding.
urbino
Wave slider
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm
City: pasadena
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

1920s Paipo

#1

Unread post by urbino »

Hi Paipo Board....
Recently found a 1920s-1930s what ive been told is a "paipo"....I personally don't know much about this niche of surfing but thought this group would enjoy seeing this board and perhaps have some suggestions for selling this historical piece. Any info or comments are welcome.
Attachments
DSC00018.JPG
DSC00018.JPG (153.92 KiB) Viewed 3333 times
User avatar
bgreen
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1144
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:17 pm
City: Brisbane
State or Province: Qld
Country: Oz
Contact:

Re: 1920s Paipo

#2

Unread post by bgreen »

Thanks for posting this. How about a close-up of the decal and a bottom shot?

Bob
urbino
Wave slider
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm
City: pasadena
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: 1920s Paipo

#3

Unread post by urbino »

DSC00024.JPG
DSC00024.JPG (144.25 KiB) Viewed 3323 times
No prob....this was stored 50+ years in the rafters of a hot/dry garage in southern California...wondering if I should use some kind of water-based moisturizer for the wood or just do nothing.
Attachments
DSC00021.JPG
DSC00021.JPG (146.8 KiB) Viewed 3323 times
DSC00027.JPG
DSC00027.JPG (131.39 KiB) Viewed 3323 times
DSC00025.JPG
DSC00025.JPG (139.44 KiB) Viewed 3323 times
Poobah
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 224
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:46 pm
City: Lucerne
State or Province: CA
Country: USA

Re: 1920s Paipo

#4

Unread post by Poobah »

I say do almost nothi8ng to it for now. Obviously you do need to keep it out of the sun and safe from little boys. I wouldn't put any water-based products on what is probably an oil-based varnish. Maybe Uncle Grumpy can tell us if the Surfing Heritage Foundation has one of these.
User avatar
bgreen
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1144
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:17 pm
City: Brisbane
State or Province: Qld
Country: Oz
Contact:

Re: 1920s Paipo

#5

Unread post by bgreen »

Is the board hollow or solid? If you are planning on selling it, getting the history of who the previous owner is can add to the interest. If it was in the same location for so many years it may be possible to delve a bit deeper into the origins/ownership of the board.

Bob
urbino
Wave slider
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm
City: pasadena
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: 1920s Paipo

#6

Unread post by urbino »

This board was owned by elderly family members who travelled to Hawaii in the 20s and 30s...we found it in the 70s while clearing their house after their deaths.

This is the info about this board from another site.....

This beautiful paipo board is the precursor to the belly board and was also known as a "hotel board" because it was loaned by the hotels to their guests for personal use and lessons with the Waikiki Beach Boys

Warm wood in alternating grains and tones accents the clean, streamline shape. Complete with the original decal bearing the Hawaiian crest and the words UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO, roughly translated as "The Life Of The Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness."

The General Veneer Company in South Gate (a suburb of Los Angeles) California manufactured these boards during the 1920s and 30s for the Royal Hawaiian and Moana Hotels. A few guests brought them back to the mainland as a lifetime memory of their trip to the then very distant shores of Hawaii, very few survive in this condition. Condition: EXCELLENT Specifications: Height: 60, Width: 18, Depth: 1.5
User avatar
bgreen
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1144
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:17 pm
City: Brisbane
State or Province: Qld
Country: Oz
Contact:

Re: 1920s Paipo

#7

Unread post by bgreen »

Hello,

John Clark has advised the translation would be: ""The life of the land is preserved in righteousness." This was the state motto with origins dating back to the Hawaiian monarchy.

If the board was made by a veneer company was the board veneer over a solid core or is it hollow?

Poobah is correct about not renovating the board. The condition of the decal enhances the value, though whether there are many of these boards around, I've no idea. Randy Rarick who did the Hawaiian surf auctions would be worth trying to get an idea of it's value.

Bob
urbino
Wave slider
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm
City: pasadena
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: 1920s Paipo

#8

Unread post by urbino »

Seems to be hollow....like a wooden boat hull.
User avatar
bgreen
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1144
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:17 pm
City: Brisbane
State or Province: Qld
Country: Oz
Contact:

Re: 1920s Paipo

#9

Unread post by bgreen »

They reckon they do appraisals here - http://onthebeachsurfshop.com/surfboard-museum/


Perhaps a long shot or a starting point.


Bob
urbino
Wave slider
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm
City: pasadena
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: 1920s Paipo

#10

Unread post by urbino »

If you look at the opening page of " International Surfing Museum" in Huntington Beach Ca. a similar board is center-front in the photo.
urbino
Wave slider
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm
City: pasadena
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: 1920s Paipo

#11

Unread post by urbino »

Listed today on ebay.........
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest