Ricardo Campello bought a single fin Naish Hawaii Board from the 90ties for 30$ in Maui and tested the single fin board in several wave sessions at Ho’okipa last winter. Ricardo’s girlfriend Diana Wood and photographer Paul Karaloides filmed the action. Was it worth the session? The wave windsurfing style of these days is way different, but Ricardo tried to show his typical style also on this board. He shows great bottom turns and powerful cutbacks.
Ricardo Campello: A few months ago I was looking thru facebook marketplace on Maui and I found this really cool Naish Hawaii board. The guy was selling it for 50$. I offered him 30$ and he accepted it. The board was pretty much brand new. Initially I bought the board just to keep it and hang it on a wall one day, but then I got curious to see how it feels to sail it. Check the whole video as I had 2 or 3 sessions. It’s edited chronologically so my sailing gets better towards the end when I get more used to it! I will make another video talking about how it feels and hopefully have a chance to use an old sail as well. I’d also like to do some jumps next time.
Ricardo Campello windsurfs with a Naish Hawaii Custom Board from the 90ties in Ho’okipa, Maui, Hawaii – Video
Filmed by Diana Wood & Paul Karaloides
Sailing is accorded to the character of the board, turns wider but jumps higher than modern shapes. From end of the 80s since today sailing has not changed that much except for freestyling. 360 is a late 80s move and goiter an early 90s move. No really any new school wavesailing since then.
Brazzies Shifties in Pozo…that would be a new wave move, double forwards off the lip also a new wave move, admitidly this is all in Pozo though… Jumping has moved on a lot since then. But super cool to see a top rider using an old board. Very Mark Angulo Esq…