K Ū M Ā K O U !

January 09, 2018

We choose to represent the native forests in much of our work because the ʻōhiʻa trees with their lehua blossoms make up the greater tracts on our island and provide a sanctuary for indigenous species. Bringing light to our surroundings helps protect and nurture our home.

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MAHALO NUI!

December 06, 2017

The cutting of the piko celebrates new life! Every line recited of the chant is an appeal for the good health, long life, and kindness to all. Palikū Surf, our newest child, is released to the world with ritual and celebration.

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Introducing Piʻihonua

October 18, 2017

Moanikeʻala is a lush garden owned by Laron Kageyama and his wife, Yumiko. They have been pouring their heart and soul into revitalizing this once famous garden that had been left untouched for years. 

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O L A H I L O 2 0 1 7

April 25, 2017

Mahalo to our sponsors: Hurley, HAYN, Ola Waiau, TINROOF, Moon & Turtle, Pia Brew, Waiola, Uber, Hawaiian Ola, Kadota Liquor and Youngs Market Company for making our Hōʻike Night a success! 

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Celebrate With Us!!

February 16, 2017

Our celebration of fourteen years online also includes a discount! Shop with us, enter the code KUPAIANAHA at checkout, and enjoy 25% off your entire purchase. This one-time-use code is good until March 13, 2017. Mahalo for your aloha and support! 

He Au Hou Kēia!

January 01, 2017

We salute to 2016 for a wonderful year of friendships, adventures, and experiences!

The memories bring smiles to our soul, enriching and rewarding. Mahalo nui to all for sharing life with us!

A new time is ahead with exciting challenges and incredible travels! We look forward and invite you to come along for the ride! Let us all partake of the wonders of life!

Hulō! Hulō! Ua hiki mai ka makahiki hou!

Aloha nui!

Ka ʻOhana Sig Zane Designs

Island Fin Design for Sig Zane

December 15, 2016

When I began, there was only one.  No real big choice.  Just one.  Five decades later, I get to revisit the single fin setup for my longboard surfing.  Having just one fin on the longboard makes me feel like a traditionalist.  
Makes me slow down and enjoy the ride!
R E L E A S I N G  T H I S  F R I D A Y !
Our Kapuni Fin Collection will be released on the Lāʻaukūkahi moon
this Friday, December 16th:
- Hilo Store
- SigOnSmith
and Monday, December 19th
- SigZaneDesigns.com

Expert fin maker, Steve Mock of Island Fin Design in Waialua on the North Shore of Oʻahu, put his thirty plus years of experience into this collaborative effort. 

Each fin is hand cut and sanded down to the perfect foil.
Handsome fins will always enhance the glide!
Sig Zane ʻOhana
K A P U N I 
There at Kapuni the trades lift us to our feet!
Surfing at Waikīkī always brings back memories of childhood. Learning to surf in front of the Moana Hotel alongside the canoes is one of the most treasured memories. Each visit back to the Kapuni recalls bliss!

F E A T U R I N G  N E W  P R I N T S :

P Ō ʻ U L U 
In our Sig Zane Designs tradition, we debut this collaboration with an ʻulu print. We've revisited our favorite Uluwehi Keaukaha print and together with the signature Island Fin Design stripe, Pōʻulu is the soft bark around the young breadfruit shoots, offering protection to the new tree, the new project!
 
N A U P A T A 
A favorite beach plant that makes any break feel like home. We revisited our vintage naupaka print and recreated a new layout for this collaboration. Recently this past summer, we learned the Tahitian name, Naupata and other traditional uses, like making tea from the young leaves and using the berries as eye drops
to relieve red eyes from a long surf session.
Photos: Alana Spencer @coconutcomradery

Mark White for Sig Zane

December 10, 2016

M A R K  W H I T E  F O R  S I G  Z A N E

Mark White is such an inspiration! He’s older, he surfs, and he still catches ulua! The most unreal thing? He makes his own fishing lures! And they catch. No just once or twice. But always. I wanna be like him when I grow up!

After many months of trial and error, Mark has perfected a collaborative lure for us.  He had been working on wood lures so we suggested ʻōhiʻa because of its cultural values.  He developed several prototypes and we immediately took them to sea.  The response was encouraging!  Now, after refinement, we have our ʻōhiʻa lures ready


ʻŌ H I ʻ A  K A N A K O L U

The ‘ōhiʻa log has been sitting in storage for thirty years.  Cut from a subdivision in South Kona when some friends were building a home, Mark White got to use some of it for our project.  Makalehua, our ʻōhiʻa wood fishing lures, celebrates master craftsmanship and the deep cultural respect for the tree.

The ʻōhiʻa forests are very important to the cycle of life here in Hawaiʻi.  Its most important  function is to attract the clouds from the oceans and to bring them onto land, which eventually becomes the rains, giving us our drinking water.  Its high rank in rituals perpetuate our connections to the akua of hula and to nature.  Chants dictate its role and manifests the power.

The carved kiʻi, like the ones at Puʻuhonua O Honaunau, is a testament to spiritual connections and the dedication and rank in the society.


These limited ʻŌhiʻa lures will be available for purchase this Saturday, December 10th at S. Tokunaga store. Any remaining stock will be available Monday at our Hilo store.
 
Photos by Russell Mitsuda Photography

Holiday Shipping Dates

December 01, 2016

Aloha Kēkēmapa!

Poliʻahu has returned! But if you can't make it home to our Hilo store, visit us online at SigZaneDesigns.com. We'll have new releases and exclusive Holiday products, perfect for treating yourself and celebrating your loved ones this season. Don't forget we also offer FedEx as a shipping option in our checkout! 

Mahalo and Happy Holidays,

Sig Zane Designs ʻOhana

 

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