| Submitted by: bill mashek on 2014-05-30
Summary: The Ali'i I and II are great all around boards, the size makes them excellent for beginners on all waters. They track well, are incredibly stable in flat and "textured" water. Though a little large they handle well in small surf.
Pros: Stability, tracking, easy to catch waves, great board for kids and folks up to 250++ pounds
Cons: too big for me in surf
Usage: this is a classic all around crossover board
Submitted by: bill mashek on 2014-03-28
Summary: I actually have the Alii II. This is the best crossover board on the market. Excellent touring, stable in rough water, tracks well, not a racer, but I placed in events using this board. Surfs very well for the size. Small to medium (head high) surf.
Pros: great all around board. Surfs OK, tracks very well, I rarely change sides while paddling. excellent for touring as it handles well in open ocean and rough water.
Cons: This is a all purpose board. Good for surf but not great, Not a racer, but tracks well.
Usage: all waters, surf, river, flatwater, open ocean, touring
Submitted by: bill mashek on 2013-08-29
Summary: Excellent all around (cross over) sup. small surf, paddle all waters except whitewater.
Pros: Great for surf (small to medium), tracks well, stable in open ocean paddling. Paddles well in windy conditions.
Cons: not a race board, but not designed to be one. turns slow in surf, as any 11'6" would. If you are strictly surfing, I would get a smaller board designed specifically for surf.
Usage: surfing, paddling open ocean, bays,