🚀 Shino & Hanaa Makita got their WAIKIKI QUEENS board and the board is perfect! Check out his review here.
Model: Waikiki Queens. A timeless noserider from a surfer whose timeless style epitomizes longboarding at Queens. No wonder it’s called the Waikiki.
Ability: Intermediate to advanced noseriders.
Type of waves: The Waikiki is built to noseride, so it thrives in lined-up, ankle- to chest-high peelers.
Fin setup: Single fin.
Construction: Thunderbolt Silver maintains a classic, traditional feel while still providing space-age, high-performance flex patterns in a refined fiberglass/EPS build with carbon fiber inlays.
Description: When it comes to traditional longboarding at Queens Beach in Waikiki, it doesn’t get any better than Kai Sallas. A proven stylist and competitor who now serves as mentor to Hawaii’s next generation of longboard talent, Sallas is a picture of perfection on the nose—and when he noserides, he does it on his signature model appropriately named the Waikiki. Featuring a classic noserider template, a full nose, 50/50 rails throughout, and a hefty amount of concave under the nose, this is the quintessential log—except that it’s built with state-of-the-art Thunderbolt Technology to facilitate the latest in cutting-edge noseriding.
The Waikiki Queens is a special version of the Waikiki for girls.
We basically took the Waikiki and made a colorway design that would be special for the girls. Its influenced by Kelis Kaleopaa, and she's proud to represent it.
We created this because I just kind of looked at the longboard lineup and there wasn't anything for girls and I thought this model would be perfect because, for me, women excel at that traditional smooth, elegant, graceful style of surfing.