Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rogue Wave history lesson courtesy of Hydrodynamica

The paipo board is the most ancient of the Planing Totems. There are historic accounts of these boards being ridden prone and while kneeling from West Africa to Tahiti and of course Hawaii. The paipo’s main function was as a small board to swim and bodysurf with. In Hawaii the paipo was the first board kids rode when they began to surf. In Waikiki during the classic beach boy era from the 1920s through the 1960s paipo riding blossomed on plywood boards made from the surplus scrap wood of Honolulu’s 20th century construction boom. The Kuhio beach groin, known locally as “The Wall” became the epicenter of the paipo scene in the 1950s and 60s. Standing on a paipo was then considered the ultimate at the Wall, and Hawaiian surfers like Valentine Ching mastered the art of stand-up paipo in the fifties. From the Waikiki paipo school emerged some of the most influential surfers of the 20th century: Rabbit Kekai, Wally Froiseth, Donald Takayama, David Nuuhiwa, Reno Abellira, Eddie and Clyde Aikau, Jeff Ching, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Larry Bertlemann, and many other Hawaiian surfers cut their teeth on paipo boards. This familiarity with short planing boards helped these surfers played a major role in the development of the surf/skate style that became prevalent in the 1970s.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Join us Friday, April 27th at 7:00 PM as we celebrate the One Year Anniversary of our Spring Street location. Most small business owners will tell you the first year of business was the toughest yet most rewarding year of their lives. We completely agree and couldn't have done it without your support!!! Many wonderful changes have happened since we opened the doors of our little shop at 69 Spring Street. If it's been a while since you were in, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by our recent expansion and the great new lines we offer. We have live music, food, and drinks to share with you, not to mention all of the great Spring and Summer goods that are rolling in. From the bottom our our heart, Thank You for your support. We look forward to seeing you on April 27th!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Iron & Resin now available at Rogue Wave

Born in a small, Southern California, blue-collar beach town, graced with world class point breaks and seaside racetracks, where ghosts of a once towering oil industry still linger in the shadows. Iron & Resin is the brainchild of several friends who, after decades of collective experience building successful clothing brands, decided to turn back the clock and start anew. The result is a small, hand built collection of goods that draws heavily upon the founder’s own lifestyles and experiences.

Forged in California...
In a mass produced, disposable world, Iron & Resin is a product of “one-off” culture. Where men still build, by their own hands, the craft they ride, be it water or land. Our goods are carefully hand crafted and printed one at a time in California.