Quivers: Ian Walsh

1.6′ 10″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 5/16″ thick, pintail.

“I got this board for the Sunset comps. It turns just like a shortboard.”

2.6′ 10″, 18 5/16″ wide, 2 5/16″ thick, pintail.

“This one is kind of like the 7′ 1″, but a little smaller for the Pipe Trials and smaller Sunset.”

3. 6′ 6″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 1/4″ thick, round pin.

“I get a bunch of these 6′ 6″‘s for Backdoor, Hale’iwa, and small Pipe.”

4. 7′ 3″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 5/16″ thick, pintail.

“This board is for Pipe and Sunset. It holds in at Pipe and turns at Sunset. It’s a good all-around size.”

5. 6′ 1″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 1/4″ thick, squashtail.

“Standard shortboard for small days at Hale’iwa and Sunset. It’s good to have a bunch of these in case they break.”

6. 6′ 3″, 15 1/2″ wide, 1 1/2″ thick, tow board.

“It’s always good to have a tow board around-you never know when you’re gonna go to the Cortez Banks or Jaws.”

Sidebar 1:

Ian has been riding for Kazuma Surfboards, shaped by Maui ripper Matt Kinoshita, for ten years. “I think it’s important to have a shaper who surfs well, and Matt surfs so good-especially in big waves. He really knows how to make a Jaws board.”

Sidebar 2:

Ian Walsh

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 160 lbs.

Hometown: Haiku, Maui