Maywood reinvents the alaia surfboard
Once found dominating the waves in Hawaii, the alaia surfboard fell out of favour in the 20th century as thicker, finned boards took over. One local company, Maywood, is bringing back the ancient design of the alaia board and adding a few modern tweaks.
Founded in Burleigh Heads by surfer-designers, Maywood specialises in the production of handcrafted alaia surfboards and wave-sliding accessories. The unique range of sleds are bound by authentic aesthetics and function and tempered with modern performance innovations so they’re a sight to behold and a joy to ride.
Maywood’s alaia surfboards are made from sustainably grown Paulownia trees and recycled and reclaimed Australian cedar, so they are kinder on the environment than their fiberglass counterparts. In addition to boards, Maywood makes vintage and modern inspired t-shirts made from 100 percent organic cotton and a range of boardshorts for the discerning surfer. Find Maywood at The Apparel Collective, Stock and Supply and Sunhouse Surf Shop & Cafe.