We are stoked and humbled to be featured in the Feb/March issues of Hawaiian Airline’s Hana Hou Magazine, in the Native Intelligence section. Big mahalos to Tiffany Hill who wrote the article and to Megan Spelman who took the photos. Please check it out below! A Board in the Hand by Tiffany Hill Hana Hou […]
We are currently one of the features in Kikaha, Island Air’s inflight magazine! Mahalo to Kelli Gratz who wrote the piece and to Sarah Anderson for photos. Please check it out below! Recycled Stoke Cast-off surfboards get new lives with Manukai Handboards. by Kelli Gratz Read it at Kikaha!, Issue 07 October/November, 2015 Last year, […]
We initially thought of asking Ford to be our first advocate, because he is so stoked, in and out of the water. What really sealed the deal were our observations over the last year, as we’ve grown Manukai Handboards. We’ve watched him help out his ohana, express gratitude and a humble attitude, show stoke and […]
Artistic duo Keith Tallett and Sally Lundburg of media company Mahi‘ai Creative recently launched two up-cycled retail lines — and they’ve got their relationship as husband and wife to thank. The conception of both lines, Manukai Handboards and Kalakoa Designs, came from Tallett, a surfboard shaper, looking for creative gift ideas for Lundburg. Now, the Hawaii Island-based artists create and sell bodysurfing handboards through Manukai Handboards, as well as jewelry through Kalakoa Designs. Tallett and Lundburg are hosting a pop-up shop at Na Mea Hawaii in Ward Village through Aug. 14. The handboards also are available for purchase at Roberta Oaks in Chinatown.
Artists and wave riders Keith Tallet and Sally Lundburg are creating beautiful surf crafts and jewelry from what some people might call “waste.” The husband and wife team from Hawaii Island upcycle broken surfboards and old resin into new handboards for bodysurfing and fashion accessories. … There’s this symbiotic relationship between the [Manukai] handboards and [Kalakoa Design] jewelry,” says Sally, who wears the fashion accessories as well as rides the handboards. “It becomes a product that we can really stand behind because it’s using what we have and keeping trash from the landfill.”
Eleven-year-old Kia’i Tallet’s entrepreneurial spirit has fostered interconnected businesses that her family runs from their farm in the Hamakua District. Kia’i Tallett is pictured with her parents Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett at Keolamauloa Farm on Hawaii island. This is an unusual take on a family business because it’s actually three businesses: his, hers and hers (their daughter’s). While the businesses are as interrelated as the family members, it is the 11-year-old who has been the driving force.