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Custom Order Longboard

George, I just wanted to take time to tell you what a great board you shaped  me. I had a chance now to surf it in everything from waist high to a few feet overhead and it works unreal. I got Lanis this past Friday Smokin and Kammies on sat unreal .
I will get with you the first of march and see if you still have the 7’6 if not I’ll get you to build me one. Thanks again!! Chip
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Hawaii Surf Report

There’s a new south swell approaching and its supposed to be decent sized. I’ve added Surfline’s reporting “widget” for both the South Shore and Chun’s (North Shore).

Current Surf Report for Oahu South Shore

Current Surf Report for Oahu North Shore

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Surfing Hawaii’s Tsunami?

There was a Tsunami warning that went into effect about midnight last night.  A Tsunami was generated as a result of a 8.8 earthquake in Chile.  It was scheduled to hit the Islands around 11:00 am but actually didn’t show up until about 11:40 am in the form of some shifting of tides and water levels raising and falling.  Fortunately, Hawaii  had so much advanced notice that the islands were able to prepare early.   Most boats left their harbors and set anchor in open water.  Tourists were asked to evacuate beaches and stay above the 3rd floors of their hotels.  Most surfers did not go out in the water and the few remaining around Diamond Head were asked by the coast guard and fire department to come in.  There was one defiant surfer who was surfing Queens beach despite warnings.

The south swell this morning was small but maybe the absence of a crowd was too good to resist.  Tidal waves aren’t surfing waves; they don’t break in sets where the ocean settles between sets.  A Tsunami is more of a massive abrupt change to the tide so the wave is more of a tide surge where the water levels just suddenly rise with the surge.   The Tsunami warning is expected to be lifted within the hour and the island is getting back to normal after this morning’s alerts.

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Custom Surfboards in 3D

New 3D Surfboard Designs by HSD/KuAlthough I still do complete hand shapes, I also have some of my best boards scanned to KKL Programs which duplicates the original board…what’s great about this is that you can get a board that you like with varying dimensions according to your specs !
I have also purchased a newer series of software called 3D in which I can design a board by specs or by scan, or both, and can change the design as needed….any part, rails, rocker, Vee, concaves, anything ! This is really great for the surfer consumer who can truely get their ideas on their next board !

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More Updates!

I added a “Show Room” Page to the site to showcase some of the different boards I produce.  Also, view the different board pages to get specifics on the board you are interested in.


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Site Redesign!


Thank you for your patience as we redesign our website.  Please check back soon for updated information.


George Ku

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