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! Special thanks to Russel Mitsuda for capturing these photos and of course Bruddah Waltah, Kaʻikena and These Guys, and Firewoman!
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!
Ka ʻOhana Sig Zane Designs
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
Waves have been a part of my life for over fifty years!
On my 12th birthday, my Dad drove me to Wardy Surfboards, located on Kalākaua Avenue and we picked up my first surfboard, a 9ʻ6” longboard. Went straight to Queens at Waikīkī and caught my first wave. Each time I have a chance to return to Queens, it is bliss!
About ten years ago, my buddy Doug Young introduced me to Firewire surfboards. Definitely a game-changer, the boards are progressively built and more environmentally friendly. I currently have seven Firewire boards, various shapes and lengths. Recently though, a dream came true!
Firewire Surfboards came knocking on our door to collaborate on art on Rob Machado`s newest shapes! We got to see the boards recently and it just blew my mind! Love Firewire boards and to have my art on them is incredible!
In Hilo, check out Orchidland Surfboards. If you are in Honolulu, check them out at Clips, Tropical Blends, or Surf Garage. Ask your local Firewire dealer about our collaboration boards!
Aloha from Hilo!
Fresh from our travels to the South Pacific, we unveil our newest collaboration with our Hurley friends. Mai Kahiki celebrates the inspiring stories of Tahiti and the emotional bond we have as Pacific cousins!
The art connects us culturally with our life style!
Celebrate with us and go catch some waves!
MAI KAHIKI MAI
The chant speaks of the great canoes traversing the ocean from Tahiti to Hawaii. From Bora Bora, riding the waves under ominous heavens, the canoes bring our people and gods to their new home here in Hawaii.
The bamboo stamp designs etch the words of the archaic chants, retelling the story of our ancestors and their origins. The braided rope connects us to our motherland.
Cordage held the great canoes together. Metaphorically it represents the binding of families from Tahiti and Hawaii. We share DNA and together we celebrate family.
The coconut is a symbol of life! When a child is born, a coconut tree is planted, insuring that there will always be food for him. The trunk was used in making pahu drums and the coconut shells made into apu used in drinking awa. A strong cordage was made from the husk fibers. Every part of the tree was valuable to the Hawaiian!
The life-giving coconut is an ancestor from Tahiti. He was a super-natural being, changing from eel to handsome man to coconut tree. The myth, told by our elders, connects us to the islands where chants speak of our origins.
The thatched fronds are used for mats, shade, and hats. Swaying in the breeze, famous sayings speak of the beckoning of the trees and the peace in its shade. Fluttering in the gentle winds, the fronds appear like feathers, softly moving in the heavens.
Come by for our early release of the "Mai Kahiki" Sig Zane For Hurley Capsule. This Friday 10/14/16 at our @SigOnSmith location and on 10/22/16 at our Hilo Shop!
See you soon!!
Thirty-one years is a long time! Lots of stories and experiences fill our history!
Best of all? Family and friends! Nothing beats people! You were there as we launched back in 1985 on Kīlauea Avenue. A few years later we expanded and you followed us to our space fronting Hilo Bay. Three decades later, we thank you even more for the support and aloha!
We celebrate the occasion because of you! This is a chance to grab a few items at special prices. We will also bring out many boxes of scraps… 31: Simply amazing!
See you soonest!
Sig Zane Designs