Riley Solid Balsa Classic Mini Malibu Surfboard or Funboard

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Become the proud owner of a premium quality, custom made solid classic mini malibu timber surfboard!

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Description

The Allrounder

The Allrounder is a solid MiniMal. It is the only board that features the newly designed 1/8’’ cedar rail stringers for added stiffness on smaller waves. This type of board is suited to the heavier riders – perfect for small to medium sized conditions and great for mature gents. Customise the Allrounder to your preference by emailing us here.

What customers said after riding the Allrounder:

The Allrounder is now my favourite board in average size waves. Catches waves like a longboard but performs almost like my shortboard

Daniel H., USA

This board is so in tune – I’m not a great surfer but it definitely helped me step up my surfing

Kara., SYDNEY

Features:

• 12 month warranty – you snap it – we replace it
• As light as a regular polyurethane MiniMal.
• Stronger and more durable
• 1/8’’ cedar rail stringers
• The Allrounder is hand shaped in Australia
• Quality guaranteed
• Micro-tagged to prevent theft

Specifications

Available Sizes:
Length: 7’0” – 8’6” Width: 20 1/2” – 23” Thickness: 2 1/2” -3”
Type of surfer suited for: beginner to experienced
Type of waves suited for: 1 ft to 6 ft
Approx. weight of board: 7 kg
Type of construction: recycled EPS foam core
Type of Stringer: Riley cedar rail stringers & centre stringer
Bottom: Vee
Tail shape: square
Rails: hard 80/20

History of the Malibu Surfboard

After World War 2 the first balsawood surfboards emerged and changed surfing dramatically. These lighter and more maneuverable boards meant a more radical surfing style which soon became known as hot-dogging. From their origin in Malibu, California, balsa surfboards soon made their way to Australia where keen surfers such as Scott Dillon began riding and making them. The Riley Classic is a solid Malibu inspired by these boards of the 50’s and 60’s which the Australians, Americans and Hawaiians rode at the small point breaks of Noosa, Malibu and Waikiki. This is a great board for hot-dogging and reminiscing those good ol’ days. The Classic should definitely be ridden but nonetheless it looks great on office walls, restaurants, homes and shops, creating a heritage look. Own a part of surfing history!

Longboards are the original and very first variety of board used in standup surfing. Ever since the sixth-century the ancient Hawaiians have used 8-to-30-foot (2.4 to 9.1 m) solid wooden boards when practicing their ancient art of Hoe he’e nalu. Surfing was brought to the Hawaiian Islands by Polynesians. The ancient boards were carved and fashioned out of solid wood, reaching lengths of 10 to 14 feet (3.0 to 4.3 m) long and weighing as much as 150 pounds (68 kg). Both men and women, royalty and commoners surfed. But the longest of boards (the Olo) was reserved for royalty.

By the early 20th century, only a handful of people surfed, mostly at Waikiki. But there, it started to grow again. Beginning in 1912, Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian Olympic swimmer in the early 1900s, brought surfing to mainland United States and while in Australia in the year 1914 and 1915 he made some boards out of sugar pine that weighed 35kgs. Because of this, Duke is considered the “Father of Modern Surfing”. From that point on, surfing became an integral part of the California beach lifestyle. In Malibu (in Los Angeles county), the beach was so popular amongst the early surfers that it lent its name to the type of longboard, the Malibu Surfboard. In the 1920s boards made of plywood or planking called Hollowboards came into use. These were typically 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6.1 m) in length and very light. During the 1950s, the surf trend took off dramatically as it obtained a substantial amount of popularity as a sport. The design and material of longboards in the 1950s changed from using solid wood, to balsa wood. The length of the boards still remained the same at an average of 10.5 feet, and had then become widely produced.

 

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Surfboard length

7'0", 8'0", 9'0"

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