Hi, have recently become custodien of this Alaia 8ft 8ins x 16" wide made from Redwood from Packing crates I was advised by To Stone. It dose not appear to be glued? I was informed that water proof glues only appeard around 1920's. I am thinking as this ended up in UK that it was from Vessel/cruz ship that was going to/via Hawaii and may have been a officer tried Surfing and had it made on board out of crates or when he returned to the UK.
The board was bought from a house clearance in the 1970's...
Any thought of info would be interesting.