Akila Aipa "Fish" - Review by Noel Salas
This 5’3” Akila Aipa “Fish” is legit! I had a blast on this board and it is unlike anything I’ve surfed before.
The outline, tail design, and foil shape make this board unique. The foil is sleek and sexy…. it reminds me of a HPSB. Akila calls it “trimming the fat” meaning no unnecessary foam to hinder performance with swing weight.
This board has incredible speed, projection, drive, and flow to maximize performance surfing in small waves. The response time from turn to turn felt effortless and seem to gain speed on rail.
This little board is a good time and I think it shines in 1-4’ surf. I highly recommend it for Intermediate – Pro level surfers. More
5’3” x 14 ¾ x 20 x 16 5/8 x 2 3/8 Liters 26.76
Board Weight: 5.15 lbs.
Favorite Fin Set Up: Futures Fins “Akila Aipa Twin + T1 Trailer”
My Height: 5’9”
My Weight: 160 lbs or 72.57 kg
THE PERFECT GIFT!
Have you ever seen yourself surf on video before? Ever wonder if you’re riding the right board? How about your fins… do they even matter? Can a couple minor changes in your technique get you to the next level in your surfing?
My brother Aarron and I would like to invite you to experience a VIP session with us.
Come spend 2 hours getting the VIP treatment as we dial in your boards, fins, and surf technique.
Aarron will capture your waves on video, and I will be in the water with you working on surf technique and dissecting your surf equipment. After the session is over, I will take the captured video and break down technique and equipment adjustments as needed. more
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Soloshot 3 is a tool to better our surfing. Studying yourself surf is a great way to see what you are doing well and what you need to work on so you can surf better. Shooting video is vital to growth in surfing along with dialing in your equipment.
I am also inviting our surf community to join us in surfboard reviews. Pretty simple.... get a camera man or Soloshot to shoot you on 5-6 waves then a quick interview of how the felt under your feet. Then send them over via Wetransfer so I can edit them into our review.