Elua Pahi Makai by Bill Thrailkill; I took delivery this week and got out yesterday morning and took a couple photos. Not the best quality photos, from my cell phone, but so it goes. This is a variation of Bill’s Broomtail Fish, and i believe the HI’n translates to “Two Knives to the Sea” in honor of the fin set up. I am in a bit of a hurry this morning but wanted to share, I have the toughest time posting photos here so I created this slideshow here:
Board is roughly 6’8 x 23 x 3.50…maybe 3 5/8
I am 6 ft tall and 215 - 225 pounds depending, 41 yrs old
Stringer is Redwood and Basswood (I think its basswood) and it is chambered
Main twin fins by Fins Unlimited, with a brushed finish…I am not a technical person, I call it brushed because at the moment I cannot remember the actual term for it
Small corner fins made by Bill, made to hold the tail in bigger surf or more critical sections out there on the far corners
Glasswork by Bing shop/former Channin’s crew for the most part, and Bill I have not said it yet, but please give my best to the glass shop, I am only just starting to realize how great the glasswork is on this board
Really like the lines of this board, and especially wanted to comment on the tail, it is an arc tail, but I personally really like the sharp corners shaped into the foam, the board has a lot of curves and flow, and the contrast of these sharp angles is interesting to me
I have not yet surfed it but looks like we might get some good surf later next week, Hurricane alley seems to be firing up off of Africa
As in my past experience, Bill blew the roof off of his shaping bay on this one and really produced a truly unique piece of work, I have only had the board a few days so I am just starting to soak it in but there is a lot going on here with this shape/design. Board feels great under my arm.
Can’t wait to get it in the water, more to follow after some surf
Many many thanks Bill.