I’ve been fascinated with the Hihimanu (Hawaiian for spotted eagle ray) for the longest time.

Had the pleasure tu freedive with a couple of them on the Westside of O’ahu.
Their elegance and beauty makes you completely forget that you’re underwater holding your breath and by the time you dive down again after catching your breath they are long gone.
I was recently invited to exhibit at the Four Season’s Hualalai Resort on the Big Island of Hawai’i, so I finished this as a live painting. It was fun painting surrounded by people but mostly listening to the youger ones was incredible,  Hudson and eleven year old, kept coming back with so many ideas that he reminded me of myself at that age.
This is part of a new series in which I mix the wooden background with my Ulu leaf pattern and no, it’s not a wooden surfboard, I painted that background myself.

1 in stock

Categories: ,


Original art on surfboard, shaped on a polyurethane blank, laminated with polyester resin and sanded finished. The board was painted using acrylic inks on top of the finished board and glossed with an acrylic varnish using a technique that the artist developed in the mid eighties.

5′ 11″ x 19.5  x 2.5/8″ comes with easy to install steel hanging brackets, and includes free shipping.

Although the surfboard shape is meant to be functional, it is not meant to be surfed on, but to be displayed indoors as an art piece and as with any other art piece it is best to keep it away from sunlight.

This board is on display at the Ko’Olina Four Seasons.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Hihimanu”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *