Hey, Josh here from Xylem Surfboards. I make replicas of ancient Alaias and paipos here on the east coast. If you don't know, a "Paipo" is the original Hawaiian bodyboard. The paipos I make are made of lightweight solid wood and are really fast. If anyone lives in the Wilmington, NC area I'll meet you at the beach and let you try some of the Paipos I make. Riding a paipo will definitely enlighten your waveriding experience in any condition.
If you have time, check out my Paipos at www.xylemsurfboards.com to see what Xylem is all about!
And, as always, feel free to contact me anytime!