Aipa invites all generations of the inspired to experience the blend and balance of an authentic surf legacy and connect on a journey to imagine and live “The Next Move”.
Surftech is honored to be a part of Aipa's next move. Our product collaboration aims to, in the words of Ben Aipa, "Make a statement, emphasize design, but always have blend and balance." We feel confident our range from AIPA, built-in cutting edge Dual Core and Fusion HD constructions, lives up to and maybe even exceeds Ben's vision.
Ben Aipa has made a most significant mark in the world of surfing: making the board that fellow Hawaiian Fred Hemmings used to win the World Championship in 1968 and founded his own brand Aipa Surfboards in 1970. Ben invented the doubled-edged swallowtail design in 1972 and followed this with the split-tail design in 1974. Moreover, Ben has served as an informal coach and trainer to such top surfers as Michael Ho, Larry Bertleman, Mark Liddell, Sunny Garcia, Brad Gerlach, and Kalani Robb.
Ben Aipa continued to enter and compete in various surfing contests: He won the grandmasters division of the 1989 United States Surfing Championship and the legends division of the 2000 U.S. Championships. Inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1992, Ben was named one of the Top Ten Shapers of All-Time by Surfing magazine in 2004. Now spearheaded by sons Duke and Akila, Ben's legacy continues with fresh shapes and ideas from the minds of his talented children.