Reno Abellira Surdboards

Surfboards

In 1967, I flew a salvaged balsa blank to Maui in my sleeping bag for Dick Brewer to refine into a mini-gun. It was right around then that both Gerry and I decided to officially apprentice under Brewer and though Gerry was well ahead of me in technique, especially in the use of the power planer, we both had the youth, ability and desire driving the vision we shared with Dick. It was a conspiracy if anything. The vision was deeper, faster and higher surfing.

In 1971 I moved to the North Shore; a house right on the beach at Rocky Point that had a shaping room already set up for me to use. My shaping started to really come together here and though I still loved and continued riding RB’s boards, along with the man himself, I needed to make more money from shaping to be able to support my hours in the water and keep surfing as a real career. I began shaping under my own label, Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs.

Longboards

Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs Longboards
I shape three types of longboards – One variety is a wider, thicker, “retro” design, the second type are “high performance” longboards, and the third type of longboard I build is what I call the longboard gun.

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Shortboards

Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs Shortboards
I have been on the leading edge of modern shortboard design since the dawn of the fabled “shortboard revolution” of the late 60’s and early 70’s, deeply involving myself with some of the best surfer/shapers ever.

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Guns & Semi-Guns

Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs Guns
To this day, my specialty and area of expertise are big wave guns and semi’s. I’ve taken my 40 plus years of experience surfing some of the North Shore’s largest surf to produce some of the most functionally complete big wave shapes available.

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“Fun” Boards

Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs Funboards
Funboard designs are some of my favorite shapes to make and surf on. To the untrained eye this type of board may simply resemble small longboards or for that matter, oversized shortboards – however, they can be much more, distinctly separate in detail and design from the other.

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Fish

Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs Fish
Another specialty of mine are fish shapes. Fish designs were made popular in the late 60’s and early 70’s. If you are looking for a modern fish design that will accommodate the current popularity of quad fins, talk to me, I’m sure we can find the perfect combination of design ingredients to make your next fish fly!

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Historical Replicas & Collector Boards

Reno Abellira Hawaii Surf Designs Collectors
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