The Riley Classic -Solid Balsa Longboard
After World War 2 the first balsawood surfboards emerged and changed surfing dramatically. These lighter and more manoeuvrable boards meant a more radical surfing style which soon became known as hot-dogging. From their origin in Malibu, California, balsa surfboards soon made their way to Australia were keen surfers such as Scott Dillon began riding and making them.
The Riley Classic is a solid Malibu inspired by these boards of the 50’s and 60’s which the Australians, Americans and Hawaiians rode at the small point breaks of Noosa, Malibu and Waikiki. This is a great board for hot-dogging and reminiscing those good ol’ days. The Classic should definitely be ridden but nonetheless it looks great on office walls, restaurants, homes and shops, creating a heritage look.
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• 12 month warranty - you snap it - we replace it
• The Classic weighs around 15 kg– like the boards back then
• The strongest and most durable longboard available
• triple cedar stringer
• proven shape
• Hand shaped and glassed in Australia - quality guaranteed
• Great resale value
• Micro-tagged to prevent theft
Length: 9'0'' - 12' Width: 22 1/2'' - 23'' Thick: 2 1/2'' - 3'
Type of surfer suited for: mature
Type of waves suited for: 1-4 ft
Approx. weight of board: 12-15kg
Type of construction: solid balsawood
Type of stringer: triple cedar stringer
Bottom shape: flat
Tail shape: square