Aipa bloodline: born and raised in the tradition of he’e nalu from the womb to the tomb.
I love you, Dad. akila_aipa
Waves are going off in your honor…Aloha Unco Ben! Mahalo for your wisdom you shared throughout all these years and for all the boards you shaped us. RIP. Tony Abuan
Timeless Photo above and below
ALOHA’OE UNKLE BEN .. MY VERY FIRST BOARD WAS AN @tcsurfboards 6’4″ AIPA TWINNY SQUASH EYE ENDED UP GIVING TO A TROUBLED YOUTH ON THA PROMISE OF DOING BETTER IN HIS LIFE ; WHICH HE DID .. A LESSON OF HOW HE TOUCH LIVES W HIS CRAFT. Steven Kawika Wurld
Love these 2 guys ever since they were little kids. Now they’re all grown up and taking charge of the Aipa name. One day I’ll share a story with them about they’re father Ben, and how much he told me he cared about them and sister Lokelani. Akila on the left is a total class act human being and so proud of how he turned out, and good hearted Duke, when he was a little kid, I always smiled and laughed, just a natural at everything he did. Reid Inouye/FB
Just in case you did not know…
Hawaii’s and the Surfing World’s Iconic Hawaiian surf legend Ben Aipa passed away at the age of 78 in Jan 2021.
An accomplished surfer, innovative surfboard shaper, and tenacious coach who influenced many generations.
Ben Aipa was born in 1942 in Honolulu
Check out The Legends Legacy HERE
Check out this vintage Vid with Ben and Larry…