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!
Traditional stamp designs convey layers of intent with imagery fortifying familial ties. Carved archaic forms in bamboo are still relevant in a modern society. The simple visual narratives carry strength in their intent.
The universe is our map, providing pathways to distant points. The reflection in the waters illustrate the constellations, highlighting direction and scope. These trails are the indelible avenues for our future generations. Illustrating these routes are incentives for each of us on that continual search.
Our incised images are the reflection of the universe we travel. The past has been proven, the future lies ahead. Honoring ancestor provides the next generation with the chart, ready to manifest itself again.
Ponoholo, moving about honestly. Ponoholo, looking ahead while looking back. The travels are a reflection of time!
Video: Shred Show video on the Ponoholo Creeper
The icon of a breadfruit leaf indicates our foundation born from nature. In Hawaiian practice, the breadfruit is often the first design the craftsperson learns, carrying forth the deeper significance of heritage and inspiration. Customary also is the gifting of this tree to a newborn so that he will have food for life.
It is the beginning of a new journey and we offer the breadfruit as a wish for growth and inspiration! The symbol shall carry forth our dreams of a fruitful life, inspired by culture and tradition.
Uluwehiwehi describes verdant beauty, lush and thriving.
P A U H A N A & T A L K S T O R Y !
Join us for a couple of pau hana drinks and talk story about our inspiration for the designs on this project!
Our friend and FireWire Hawaiʻi rep Will Hardee will be there to answer any tech/spec questions and take custom orders. We'll also have some limited SZ + FireWire + Rob Machado tees available.
Come pau hana with us!
Clips Hawaii / Nov. 12th / 5pm-7pm
Tropical Blends / Nov. 19th / 5pm-7pm
Stay tuned to our IG @SigZaneDesigns for more information.
Talk Story Soon!
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