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Hand Plane Workshop

We hosted our very first Hand Plane Workshop with the makers behind Shed Sled Hand Planes and tasty grinds from The Saddle Room. For the event, the guys behind Shed Sled's, Ward and Nick, gathered a bunch of recycled materials beforehand to allow the community to create a custom hand plane from start to finish for free! Some of the materials used were pieces of old skate decks, slabs of different kinds of wood blocks and old seat belt straps. We had such a good turn out for the workshop and cannot wait to try it again. Here are a couple images from the process.

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Step 1: Pick out your choice of material and draw out the template design for shape

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Step 2: Cut out your custom shape, use tools to help speed up sanding process. For final touches use sand paper to finish off the edges and make it smooth

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Side Note: Sanding is the gnarliest part. Everything gets super dusty and crazy, so wear protective eyewear. 

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Step 3: Choose your design and how you want to paint it. We used Spray paint and tape. Start with a regular paint, after it dries, use a clear coat to finish off the color.

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Food break while the paint dries off your design. Mahalo to The Saddle Room for coming to serve up some tasty burgers and steaks for the event! 

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Step 4: Finish off the hand plane by putting on a strap for your hand

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Step 5: Brand it, custom stamps made by Shed Sled and AX for your own custom hand plane

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Most creative Hand Plane goes to Nolan, who made one slippah!

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Mahalo to all those who helped sponsor this free event: Shed Sled Hand Planes, Vissla Surf, DaFin 

AX 4 Year Party

Mahalo to all of you who came out to support our 4th year anniversary party! It was a fun night filled with some of our favorite food trucks, Scorpacciata and the Fresh Shave, along with the surf movie premiere of Taylor Steele's film, "Proximity" over at The Yoga Garage. It was a packed night and we were stoked to raffle off some awesome prizes from some of our favorite brands and sponsors from the shop. The big prize we have each year that we all look forward to seeing who wins was the brand new Will Scovel surfboard! Such good times and we appreciate all of you who have supported our shop over the last four years. MAHALO!

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Oktober Fest Event & Sale!

Come hang out with us this weekend for our 1st Oktober fest at the shop! We will be having a huge end of summer sale along with our standard event rundown. Live music, food trucks, beer tastings and shop vibes. Hope to see you there, event info below. 

Aloha Exchange Turns 3

We had an awesome time hanging out with you all at our 3rd anniversary party for the shop! The night was filled with people from all over the island to enjoy local food trucks, live music, and good times. As tradition, we ended the night by raffling off the grand prize of a surfboard, which this year was a  Hayden Shape! Such a fun event and we want to say a huge thank you again for another amazing year and we are so thankful for all your support. Till next time, ALOHA!

Excited to have a new food vendor this year, Persian cuisine by Harmonious Roots

Always a local favorite, The fresh shave! Yummy home made syrups and fresh fruit.

Shop Vibes

Pierre serving up Kauai Beer Co. on tap

Big mahalo's to all of our awesome sponsors for the raffle this year! We had some amazing prizes from the brands: Patagonia, Vissla, Amuse Society, Captain Fin, Famous Surf, Poler Stuff, Eno Hammocks, Grand Trunk Goods, Slowtide, Otis Eyewear, Raen, D’Blanc, and Vertra.

The grand finale: Raffling off this Hayden Shape!

And the winner is.....Marlo!!! I think he's just a little bit stoked. 

Owners of Aloha Exchange, Jamie Dillberg and Sparki Metzger....ALOHAS!

Come Party With Us!

Come hang out with this Friday from 6-9 PM as we celebrate the shops 3 year anniversary! We plan to have tons of prizes from all our favorite brands if you join in on our raffles. Awesome prizes from brands such as Patagonia, Slow tide, Eno, Grand Trunk, D'blanc, Vissla and Aloha Exchange logo wear to name a few. Live music, food trucks and drinks will also be at the event. Hope to see you there!

Paddle Royale

Kauai held its very 1st Annual Ping Pong Paddle Royale tournament in memory of Bob Sato. We had a great turnout of competitors and spectators for the occasion, with lots of good fun and good times. The tournament started with a wild card round to determine who would fill the last two remaining spots for the main event of 32 competitors. John Enns claimed the Ping Pong Royale Title, along with a grand cash prize of $200. In 2nd place was Jim Inghan and in 3rd Pierre Byman. Big mahalos to all our sponsors for the event: Warehouse 3540, Dark Roost Coffee, Kauai Beer Co, Hawaii window cleaners and all our food vendors. Till next time!

 The start of the competition, everyone friendly and ready to compete!

The start of the competition, everyone friendly and ready to compete!

 Spectators and fans showing their support for their favorite players

Spectators and fans showing their support for their favorite players

 One of our two women competitors holding it down, Michelle Dillberg & friendly high fives in the background

One of our two women competitors holding it down, Michelle Dillberg & friendly high fives in the background

 Kyle Maligro throwing it down

Kyle Maligro throwing it down

 Jay and Mike Hubbard getting serious

Jay and Mike Hubbard getting serious

 Dave Hubbord in the zone

Dave Hubbord in the zone

 Nate Smith and Sean Allen getting into it

Nate Smith and Sean Allen getting into it

 John Enns showing how its done

John Enns showing how its done

 John Enns claiming his prize and title as the Paddle-Royale Winner!

John Enns claiming his prize and title as the Paddle-Royale Winner!

Monthly Surf Swap

This Saturday come and join us for our monthly board swap here at the shop. Bringing the south shore a community event where we can buy, sell or trade boards. We will have a board rack to place your boards on this month. Hope to see you there, spread the word. Also, be sure to check out our night event for the 1st Annual Paddle Royale. Event details are below.