About Inter-Island Surf Shop
INTER-ISLAND SURF SHOP® commissions and sells collectable, hand shaped and laminated surfboards from shapers such as Sparky, Jim Philips, Eric Maurus and others. Building on a legacy of 50 years of surfboard design and development, Inter-Island seeks to connect discriminating surfers with surfboards that represent the ultimate in the craft of surfboard building. Whether purchased for collections or for surfing, the owners of these boards honor and continue that legacy.
We offer the best quality t-shirts with the original logo and much more. Please check our online store
INTER-ISLAND SURF SHOP® was in operation in the Territory of Hawaii, Island of Oahu during the late 50's and opened at 620 Kakaako Street in Honolulu (by the old ironworks) in 1960.
INTER-ISLAND SURF SHOP® were:
- Mickey Lake
--owner, manager, and shaper
- Joe Kuala
(aka: Joe Kitchens)--first employee, shaper and glasser
(who developed concave nose designs and the first solid fiberglass surfboard fins, the first modern speed fin, the textured deck, and light glassing. He also named the surf spot known as "Big Rights" and initiated the environmental group "Save Our Surf")
- John Kelly, Jr.
(who developed the "Hydro" surfboard), author, and community activist.
- Joe Kuala
INTER-ISLAND SURF SHOP®
(then and now)
Honolulu, Hawaii (620 Kaka’ako St.)
Honolulu, Hawaii (website)
Sparky Nose Concave
John Kelly Hydroplane
Butch Van Artsdalen
Redwood, balsa, T-band or multi-stringer
Joe Kuala (aka: Joe Kitchens)
All use Skill planers
Hot dog, concaves, guns, semi guns
Inter-Island Surf Shop - Custom - Hawaii
Double 6 oz. deck, single 6oz bottom...current
Solid, wood, laminated, or glass