I was out of fiberglass and looking for something to do. I decided to try to make and Alaia type board. I was thinking about making it out of 1 inch pine but didn’t know if it would have enough float to it. I decided to make a Hybrid board made of foam and wood. I used closed cell foam made, by Dow, for housing insulation. I stripped an old hollow door apart and used it to cover the foam. I glued them all together using spray foam. The design is like an ice cream sandwich (Wood foam wood). My first test was behind a boat it was strange not having a fin to hold the line. I fell on my first attempt but then lowered my center of gravity and it was a lot easier to surf. The board was a lot faster then the Doyle I was using to surf behind the boat because if its low rocker and absence of any fin drag.
My next test was in Lake Michigan. I only got to test the board on one wave because the glue in between the foam and wood started to fail. I almost pulled into one.