Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

Click to buy Fins: SurfStation: https://www.surfstationstore.com/collections/surfboard-fins/products/futures-akila-aipa-glass-twin-fin-set-purple-mint Jack's Surfboards: https://jackssurfboards.com/collections/surf-fins/products/futures-t1-honeycomb-twin-surf-fin Surf Ontario (Canada Only): https://surfontario.ca/collections/future-fins/products/futures-akila-twin No obligation, but these links & ads help support the site and keeps the reviews coming! If you decide to buy somewhere else or would like to support the show, please give at https://www.paypal.me/surfnshow 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. Board DIMS: 5’3” x 14 ¾ x 20 x 16 5/8 x 2 3/8 Liters 26.76 Construction PU/Poly 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

Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80 sentiment_very_dissatisfied 3

Reviews 2 years ago 12,249 views

Click to buy Fins: SurfStation: https://www.surfstationstore.com/collections/surfboard-fins/products/futures-akila-aipa-glass-twin-fin-set-purple-mint Jack's Surfboards: https://jackssurfboards.com/collections/surf-fins/products/futures-t1-honeycomb-twin-surf-fin Surf Ontario (Canada Only): https://surfontario.ca/collections/future-fins/products/futures-akila-twin No obligation, but these links & ads help support the site and keeps the reviews coming! If you decide to buy somewhere else or would like to support the show, please give at https://www.paypal.me/surfnshow 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. Board DIMS: 5’3” x 14 ¾ x 20 x 16 5/8 x 2 3/8 Liters 26.76 Construction PU/Poly 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

Show More

Advertising
ADVERTISING

Most popular comments
for Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

wolf
wolf - 2 years ago
just ordered a 5'3" fish.. amped!!!
Patrick Young
Patrick Young - 2 years ago
Akila getting props now that Kelly is on one of his boards in Bali! You are ahead of the curve Noel! Awesome stuff.
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Patrick Young So happy to see Akila’s boards under Kelly’s feet. Akila’s Board producing results on the biggest stage.... at the highest level. Kelly looks razor sharp on it too. Yewww
Jono Edwards
Jono Edwards - 2 years ago
Think I watched this Twice!
Great Show Dude.
Jono Edwards
Jono Edwards - 2 years ago
Next Week on SurfnShreds,,,???
Singer Ironing Boards, Fold Out Legs can cause Drag?
Watch Him, Destroy The Myth!
Our Reporter, ShredinDude, in The Zone Will Make It Sick?
Aipa Rules, What a Legacy. Great Show Yank.
David Juliano
David Juliano - 2 years ago
Solid neck tan
jasontalevi
jasontalevi - 2 years ago
Really like being able to hear the shaper breakdown the design elements while reviewing real surfing footage.
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
jasontalevi My Favorite too
Magnum Martinez
Magnum Martinez - 2 years ago
Epic review Salas!!! Love seeing and hearing Akila talk about surfboard designs... that board looks AMAZING!!! Want one now! Congrats to both of you!
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Magnum Martinez Yea Mags... you will shred this board. So fun...
The gaming bros
The gaming bros - 2 years ago
Hi i love your channel and was wondering what booties you use in this vid? I know that you don’t like booties that much and that feeling is something I have struggled with ice cold toes. If you would let me know what booties you use I would really appreciate it!
Keep making vid there amazing!!!
Robert
Robert - 2 years ago
I surfed Lower Trestles with Ben out some time around '84. The guy was huge and I will never ever forget his first bottom turn and going vertical - the guy was on the heavy side of 200 pounds easy! The sound and explosion of spray when he crushed the lip is forever burned in my memory. Ben Aipa a true legend forever burned in my mind.

10. comment for Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

Ryder Akimoto
Ryder Akimoto - 2 years ago
R u ever going to try a Tokoro?
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Pono KU Were glad you found our channel too. Cheers
Pono KU
Pono KU - 2 years ago
You should. His boards are amazing. Great interview with Akila really glad I found your channel. Aloha.
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Ryder Akimoto Hopefully one day...
Cohan
Cohan - 2 years ago
Hi Noel, i really appreciate your reviews. you are the best board reviewer out there. i appreciate how you break down the different fin set ups and explain how the board feels while reviewing clips of you surfing it. also you rip! keep up the good work mate!
Noah Stone
Noah Stone - 2 years ago
Have you heard of Proctors lil rascal and also great review board looked amazing and effortless under your feet
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Noah Stone Cheers!!! This Akila Fish is EPIC!

I spoke to Proctor on the phone a while back and we had good conversation but in the end us doing reviews on his boards aren’t going to happen. He’s pretty stoked on catering to his local community and that’s enough for him. His boards look good though. Cheers
Nuno Cunha
Nuno Cunha - 2 years ago
That Aipa surfboard model looks great in small waves, that tail probably can´t handle performing in bigger waves as good as the swallow, i ´m just remembering Tom Curren surfing Indonesia in the searching, he couldn´t do it with the double bat tail i guess, anyway i liked very much to watch this review and the surfboard shape is very nice, the surf test was very nice too. Thank you!
Valdo van Zyl
Valdo van Zyl - 2 years ago
So refreshing to see something different with such good logic to back it up from Akila. Definitely my next small wave board for sure. Did it still paddle good with the sleeker nose Noel?
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Valdo van Zyl It paddled great and Groveled excellent too
Mitchell Parkinson
Mitchell Parkinson - 2 years ago
Hey brother, love this one again! Any chance you've thought about having a look at the Rasta Torus Twin by Gary Mcneill? I reckon you'd find a fair Australian following keen to see your thoughts on it...love your work brother
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Mitchell Parkinson I spoke to Gary on the phone... he wants me to pay for boards. We work too hard on these reviews to pay for boards. His boards look good though.
bodhi tree
bodhi tree - 2 years ago
great footage.
Daniel Garrett
Daniel Garrett - 2 years ago
Hi Noel,
How would you compare this board with the RNF Retro? Would the Akila be a better groveller and the RNF Retro more for point breaks/good beach break waves?
Daniel Garrett
Daniel Garrett - 2 years ago
Cheers Noel
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Daniel Garrett The RNF draws more classic lines. This little Fish is performance in small waves....
Bryce Mo
Bryce Mo - 2 years ago
Really impressive how it gets speed after you've finished your turn and coming out of the white wash. You're able to make a bottom turn right out of it right into another turn. Sick ride for sure!
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Bryce Mo Great observation... not all boards do it this easy. Effortless
monkeypawism
monkeypawism - 2 years ago
Next level episode. Having Akila there describing the design was so helpful. He was so down to earth and articulate which really helps convey the design ideas. Also the opening surf sequence I knew you were jiving with this design.
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
Mahalo, it was a pleasure working with noel and aaron
monkeypawism
monkeypawism - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviews Yeah, it's looking like I'm going to have to give up some cash to Akila this year. lol
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
monkeypawism Stoked you like this review. It was great having Akila here to break down his own creation. Love this stuff... cheers

20. comment for Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

marcus Crespo
marcus Crespo - 2 years ago
Great Review Noel! Cheers from Brazil
Chris Raby
Chris Raby - 2 years ago
Dude, i legit thought you where Slater....LOL. killing it on that small ass fish!
Freddie Thomas
Freddie Thomas - 2 years ago
Sick review but whose the Twat that put the dislike
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
i work hard and love what I do if they can't understand and respect that it’s ok we can’t make everyone happy, maybe they really need a good board or a hug, mahalo
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Freddie Thomas Always at least one hater out there... classic.
Finn Lord
Finn Lord - 2 years ago
Hey Noel that was a sick review just wondering if surf n show is enough money to be our full time job
Finn Lord
Finn Lord - 2 years ago
Definately the best surf reviews out there so you guys deserve to be there very soon
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Finn Lord Not yet... we’re starting to monetize it but Aarron and I both have full time jobs in our family hair care businesses.
Graham Allen
Graham Allen - 2 years ago
Quick question AIPA fish or Seaside for 1-4 beachies?
Youdig surf
Youdig surf - 2 years ago
I think there's an element of answer in my comment above about those 2 boards.
Luke
Luke - 2 years ago
Flashy surfing Noel for extremely small waves. It looks great under yr feet.
Kahele Koki
Kahele Koki - 2 years ago
How was the other board
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Kahele Koki So far epic. That review will done soon. One board at a Time. Hang tight
Felix Lux
Felix Lux - 2 years ago
Hey Noel, the board looked fantastic under foot and great format to have the shaper in it! I think one of your best reviews to date! One thing you kinda missed is a shot of the rocker from the side, but you get the idea in the review.
I want one now haha! Pretty tough to get one in Europe unfortunately.
Felix Lux
Felix Lux - 2 years ago
@Akila aipa thanks a lot for replying man! Yeah airlines and shipping companies are a bit ridiculous these days. Last week I paid Lufthansa 640€ (about 700$) for taking a 6'4 fishing rod tube to the Andaman Islands from Germany. Same price as the plane ticket was...wtf?
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
Aloha, I hope to get out there one season soon. Until then I’m not sure hot t get a board there for a reasonable price I’ll check into it. Mahalo
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Felix Lux Stoked you liked the review. Sorry no rocker view... lots to cover in a review and sometimes I forget. Cheers
Mike Smith
Mike Smith - 2 years ago
Looks awesome!! Great Review.
CW Rodriguez
CW Rodriguez - 2 years ago
Super unclear on how to get one... are they only custom outside of the 5'3"??
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
Aloha, sorry we forgot to include that I can be contacted thru email at aipahawaii@gmail.com for those without social media, mahalo
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
CW Rodriguez Shoot me a email and I will connect you and Akila. Noel@surfnshow.com
CW Rodriguez
CW Rodriguez - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviews solid. unfortunately i don't do social media outside of the ole you tube and linked in. But I'll try to find dude's contact info somehow (if ya got it let me know). I'm looking for another summer board ahead of the season and would love to get this one in the queue. I'd do a 5'3" but I'm 215 lbs of hate and discontent so I would defloat that thing with no delay. Not trying to scuba dive at the local...
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
CW Rodriguez Sorry for not being more clear. The only way to get one right now is to direct message Akila Aipa through Instagram. Yes you will need to order one custom... made for you.

30. comment for Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

Samwise
Samwise - 2 years ago
wow - never heard a shaper breaking it down like that, the guy is amazing. Hit HS up to do you a psychodelic germ. Dane Reynolds rode one and claimed it was the best board he has ever ridden (years back though)
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Samwise Nope Sorry
Samwise
Samwise - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviews has he sent you one yet? It will be super fun in the stuff you are riding and the hull Hayden put on there is a spin out
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
thank you, I love what I do and I hope it translates into every board I build
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Samwise I will check it out.
ANDREW H
ANDREW H - 2 years ago
This Akila Apia Board looks amazing. Especially at the apex of the bottom turn and top turn. (Not sliding out of shifting from the twin/ wide tail) like many other twins on the market. This Twin appears to have excellent foil in the nose, and just enough curve under the front foot/chest area. Not many shapers know how to shrink this foul down and keep the proper curve for high performance while still keeping the fish esthetics .

I am 100% going to buy this board from this review alone. Thanks again for another amazing review. Best on the net for sure. Yeww!!
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
mahalo
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
ANDREW H Well said... and thank you for the kind words. Let me know how yours goes after get one and run it through the paces.
Jono Edwards
Jono Edwards - 2 years ago
Like Us,,,,,
He's Inflated with Surf PSYCHO2
gilbertrockstv
gilbertrockstv - 2 years ago
That board looks spicy under foot. Sick little stick for sure.
Justin Bordwell
Justin Bordwell - 2 years ago
Nice work aipa
bellpaleale
bellpaleale - 2 years ago
Great to see the Aipa lineage continues!
Chris S
Chris S - 2 years ago
Nice review, Insight from the shaper was interesting too.
wolf
wolf - 2 years ago
have you tried out any of the chris christenson fishes? would be cool to see a review on something like that as well.
joe Dirt
joe Dirt - 2 years ago
Just a Thought. How about doing a "Noel Score" Rate each board In there category Grovel, Performance ect. Put numbers to each. Speed power flow ect. That way we as consumers can have a written spread sheet to refer back too when you review a new board. Yeeew!
Youdig surf
Youdig surf - 2 years ago
Check his website it more detailled with a note system, the grovel thing is interesting tho.
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
joe Dirt Sounds like a good idea... more work for me.
KOSTAS GOULAS
KOSTAS GOULAS - 2 years ago
I am not an expert but this shaper looks humble and with serious knowledge on shaping. His board looks very solid to me.
Above that I learn a lot every time I watch this channel
Akila aipa
Akila aipa - 2 years ago
thank you
james williams
james williams - 2 years ago
Awsomre little board!!!
You just got me stoked to go surf!!
Whats the bottom contours on it ? Cheers , Jimmy
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
james williams Single to Double to Vee
Emilio Carrasco
Emilio Carrasco - 2 years ago
Shreddin!
Miguel Marquina
Miguel Marquina - 2 years ago
Wait I thought you said that about the Seaside? How does it compare?
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Miguel Marquina This Akila Aipa Fish is better in the pocket for performance surfing compared to the Seaside. The Seaside is faster down the line and it paddles a little better too.
Ethan Kinnear
Ethan Kinnear - 2 years ago
Looks like it kills in small waves... would love to try one
Maurice Cureton
Maurice Cureton - 2 years ago
Man. I’ve gotta stop watching these videos. It makes me want to keep buying boards. I’ve got a Pesce twin fin board on the way. This looks amazing
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Maurice Cureton Yewww!! This little board is epic. By the way Pesce is a great shaper. He shaped a couple magic sleds in the mid 90’s. Cheers
RemainForever Healthy
RemainForever Healthy - 2 years ago
looks good.
Youdig surf
Youdig surf - 2 years ago
seem to be a pretty fun board for small waves.
Youdig surf
Youdig surf - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviews thanks Noel.
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Youdig surf The Akila Aipa Fish is better in the pocket, more responsive and more performance based. The Seaside paddles a little better and it’s faster down the line.
Youdig surf
Youdig surf - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviewsi know it a hard question, but how would you compare it to the seaside ?!
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Youdig surf Excellent performance in small waves.
redh
redh - 2 years ago
Still casually waiting for the Tomo Evo review....
CW Rodriguez
CW Rodriguez - 2 years ago
@redh i hear ya. i actually rented one of those from clairemont surf a few years ago and was really impressed with it. i'm about 6'2" 215 and used the 5'8" in typical waist high beach break. but of course, getting a proper review is awesome. i would watch noel review a wooden door. twice. so hopefully he does get the chance...
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
CW Rodriguez Yessir.... crazy how many requests I get for this board.
redh
redh - 2 years ago
sure but it's also claimed to be a very userfrendly sled for average Surfers. Tomo said he was riding one still to this date sometimes. Speaks for the functionality of the board.@CW Rodriguez
CW Rodriguez
CW Rodriguez - 2 years ago
hasn't the evo been out for years?
martinwajda
martinwajda - 2 years ago
Second that
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
redh Thank you for being patient. I still have to convince the folks at Firewire and Tomo to get me a couple to review.
D F
D F - 2 years ago
Hmm very informative thank you. That board looks sick, twinner is my next board but so hesitant without putting my hands on one. Great review.
D F
D F - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviews will do thank you
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
D F I totally get that... super sick board though. Cheers... let me know what you end up getting and how it goes after a couple sessions
Ed Souto
Ed Souto - 2 years ago
Thanks for this episode, is so stoke to hear someone talk that way knowing why that board is build in that particular way.
One of the reason why I don't like tweens is because that pivot pint wrong places that push you to put the foot so back that it feels unnatural.

50. comment for Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

madmaxmedia
madmaxmedia - 2 years ago
I guess someone should come out with a turtleneck short sleeve shirt for surfers...@Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
elb2018 Ha.., I might need to wear a hat this Summer.
Riley Stubbs
Riley Stubbs - 2 years ago
great review, did you used to surf professionally?
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Riley Stubbs Yes, on the WQS back in the 90’s.

Similar videos
for Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

Shark videos

Giant PIRATE SHARK Egg in the Pool! We Review...

20,331 likes 19,883,759 views 5 years ago

Pirate Shark has surprise toys and the HobbyKids try to get the toys! ---SUBSCRIBE for NEW Shows---...

Reviews

ROBLOX Sinking Ship! Let's Play Family Game...

15,483 likes 12,663,697 views 4 years ago

ROBLOX Sinking Ship! Let's Play Family Game Night with Ryan's Family Review. Ryan and Daddy try to survive through...

Reviews

POLICE PATROL BOAT - LEGO City Set 60129...

31,905 likes 11,295,025 views 5 years ago

Click here to see more LEGO videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7TV22RuQ4DasGid60aNBhpEtuqBSV6AL LEGO...

Shark videos

Shark attack caught on video | Shark kills...

1,353 likes 10,500,382 views 11 years ago

Follow on Twitter! http://twitter.com/PeteOnBlast Are you reading this? Awesome! Comment this down below: I ZEE YOU!

Reviews

Polly Pocket Tropical Party Yacht Boat Water...

21,991 likes 10,071,355 views 7 years ago

SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCelMeixAOTs2OQAAi9wU8-g?sub_confirmation=1 Here we go on the Polly Pocket...

Reviews

Let's Play Roblox with Ryan's Family Review!...

9,252 likes 5,479,319 views 3 years ago

Ryan and Daddy plays Build A Boat For Treasure on Roblox! We built a super cool pirate ship in the game! Check out...

Related videos
to Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

Reviews

ROBLOX Sinking Ship! Let's Play Family Game...

15,483 likes 12,663,697 views 4 years ago

ROBLOX Sinking Ship! Let's Play Family Game Night with Ryan's Family Review. Ryan and Daddy try to survive through...

Reviews

POLICE PATROL BOAT - LEGO City Set 60129...

31,905 likes 11,295,025 views 5 years ago

Click here to see more LEGO videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7TV22RuQ4DasGid60aNBhpEtuqBSV6AL LEGO...

Reviews

Polly Pocket Tropical Party Yacht Boat Water...

21,991 likes 10,071,355 views 7 years ago

SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCelMeixAOTs2OQAAi9wU8-g?sub_confirmation=1 Here we go on the Polly Pocket...

Reviews

Let's Play Roblox with Ryan's Family Review!...

9,252 likes 5,479,319 views 3 years ago

Ryan and Daddy plays Build A Boat For Treasure on Roblox! We built a super cool pirate ship in the game! Check out...

Reviews

What's inside a Tesla Surfboard?

32,933 likes 2,767,894 views 2 years ago

Tesla made 200 limited edition surfboards, We try to Surf it then CUT IT OPEN! This video was sponsored by LastPass....

Reviews

Lego City 60012 | 4x4 & Rescue Boat | Lego 3D...

482 likes 1,615,108 views 8 years ago

Save the day with the LEGO® City Coast Guard 4x4 and Diving Boat! Launch the boat, put on the diving gear and splash...

About Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80

The "Akila Aipa "5'3 Fish" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas Ep 80" video is part of the category, which contains similar videos like this one.

Subscribe hot viral Aquatic videos!