This shape combines speed with a classic ride. Steve Lis inspired, the Waka was designed to carve through knee-high mush you wouldn’t normally be able to ride with a traditional shortboard. Its thickness is carried through the rails for increased buoyancy. Skatey and light on its feet, this is a shop favorite.
Finished Board Specs
5’-4″x 20.5″x 2.5″ / Volume 31.89 L
5’-10” x 21.5” x 2 3/4” / Volume 37.87 L
Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.
We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.
We are a small team of Australian wooden boat builders based in Kettering Tasmania, and are the sole agents for both Chesapeake Light Craft (USA) wooden kit boats Australia and New Zealand, as well as Grain (USA) DIY wooden surfboard kits Australia and New Zealand, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), and Barton Marine products (UK). Denman Marine are proud builders of Wooden Boats in Australia.