Here we have a winter in Hawaii clip from Dave Rastovich’s time on Oahu. Rasta talks about venturing past the Pipeline scene to the shore’s other waves, and does a bit of experimenting with surf sleds.
Rasta has strayed from the norm in many areas of his life and career, and surfboards are no different. The Australian’s board of choice in Hawaii for the last couple seasons is not exactly what you’d expect in North Shore juice– a winged twin-fin shaped by Akila Aipa (which you can see in this still frame). Akila is the son of legendary shaper Ben Aipa, and a former pro himself, who has taken certain elements of his father’s winged “stinger” model and applied them to a modern step-up template with a twin setup. The result is that Rasta is able to draw some incredible and unique lines on the open face, even in bigger surf.