The Ali'i I and II are...
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.
Stability, tracking, easy to catch waves, great board for kids and folks up to 250++ pounds
too big for me in surf
this is a classic all around crossover board
I actually have the Alii...
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.
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.
This is a all purpose board. Good for surf but not great, Not a racer, but tracks well.
all waters, surf, river, flatwater, open ocean, touring
Excellent all around...
Excellent all around (cross over) sup. small surf, paddle all waters except whitewater.
Great for surf (small to medium), tracks well, stable in open ocean paddling. Paddles well in windy conditions.
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.
surfing, paddling open ocean, bays,