You've seen Tom Wegener shaped piece of wood and cruise the long regular Noosa breaks without any fin! The surfboard made by piece of wood was called Alaia, and, it was a sensation in surfing world; now, every good surfer have one including Rob Machado, Cyrus Sutton, Joel Tudor, and so on... And Dave Rastovich, Dan Malloy are charging Waimea Bay with it. That was only few years ago.
Now, Alaia has its reputation and became one of the standard surfing style. So, more people want to try one... OR, even just start with it as a first surfing board, just like old legend surfers started sufing with their self made wooden paipo board back then.
Here's a kid at the local beach charging inside 2ft wave with his father shaped Alaia model.
Maybe sometime soon, we will see him on the board ripping from the peak of overhead waves and glide across in front of our face.
He already has the attitude and style as a grown up man...
Welcome to the surfing world, kid.
Just remember, we started surfing first;
please don't get too good too soon. :p