Joe Quigg is the man behind many of the design innovations of the modern surfboard. As Joe has said, if I can draw it, I can build it. In 1990, Joe created this sketch to memorialize some of his many innovative board designs, including the Daralyn Board,” which he originally made for a girl in Malibu in 1947. But the Daralyn Board soon became a sensation -- it was lighter, narrower, and shorter than other surfboards -- and once the best surfers in Malibu tried it, they all wanted one because of its outstanding maneuverability. The Daralyn is just one of Joe’s designs that were taken up by modern surfboard shapers and built into the DNA of modern surfing. As Joe notes in his sketch, These improved combinations have lasted in the surf shops for these past 43 years.
A few years back, Joe gave this sketch to his friend (and our Art Director), Dale Hope, to use as the basis for a print design. We’re grateful for the opportunity to honor Joe and his contribution to surfing with this Aloha shirt. Joe’s genius as a surfboard and watercraft designer has allowed millions of people to share his passion for riding waves and increased our care and respect for the ocean.
Inspired by Hawai‘i Island–home to a true American original, thepaniolo or Hawaiian cowboy–Western Aloha embodies the island’s authentic mix of outdoor, western and Hawaiian cultures. Founded by owner Paul Sullivan, Western Aloha celebrates the Hawai‘i lifestyle, combining the performance of western shirts with the spirit of aloha. The brand designs “everywhere-able” clothing and gear inspired by and made on the Orchid Isle.From beach to bar, sea to snow, and Waimea to Waikīkī, you can happily wear Western Aloha with its relaxed look that pushes the edge. The company’s story is about connecting one of the most culturally and geographically diverse regions on earth to anyone who enjoys living or desires to embody the aloha lifestyle. Succeeding with style and grace, this unique brand helps you stay true to the aloha spirit while living your dreams. No matter where you reside, bring the Big Island home with #WesternAloha.