Sept 15, 2011
Author: SBC Kiteboard Test Team
You can put the Naish Alaia in the must-have board category. All the rage amongst core surfers, the traditional surfboard design has found a niche with kitbeoarders. SBC Kiteboard tried the Naish Alaia in a variety of wind conditions. The long, narrow, flat rocker design has some supercharged lightwind prowess with exceptional upwind ability. The low-volume shape is technical to jibe and tack but very fun to ride. It doesn’t seem to matter where you place your feet, the Alaia just goes. Ready for something completely different that is sure to turn heads at the beach? Get the Alaia.
$269 MSRP naishkites.com
Here is a great video of pro surfer Rob Machado riding an Alaia style surf board.