At first there was none... finless hand carved wooden alaia's and olo's, hewn from logs but well suited for the rolling waves of Waikiki. Post WWII, saw the introduction of polyurethane foam/fiberglass and widespread adoption of fins (Simmons had used both single and twin fins since the 30s).
I wanted to honor, what I consider the pinnacle of the single fin design and maybe the most beautiful surfboard template ever created - the teardrop single fin. Roots in the early guns for big Makaha and early north shore charging, refined over the next decade to a sleek board for serious surf - Gerry dropping in at pipe or Uluwatu on a sleek Bolt, a Brewer single fin going mach 4 off the bottom at Sunset...
Made in Los Angeles, CA. USA
- 100% Cotton Canvas Upper
- Chambray Under Brim
- Unstructured Vtg. Style Crushable Upper
- Adj. Leather Strapback
- Vtg. Style Single Fin "Glider" Applique
Domestic First Class Orders
- $7 Domestic First Class
Free domestic shipping threshold - $75 cart value
- $30 International First Class
- $55 International Priority
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Returns / Refunds
We are happy to offer an exchange on all brand new and unused products. Please be aware that fragrances, colognes and hair care products can permanently stain or mar products. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and the product you'd like to exchange for and our team will be in touch to help. The Ampal Creative does not offer refunds on orders, and all sale items are final sale.
Unstructured. Packable. Crushable. Customizable. Vintage out of the box. All Ampal hats are built using our Unstructured construction; a style that allows you to stomp, drop, pack, throw and smash your hat all you want without fears of creasing or destroying it. Built to last, built to custom fit to your head, built like they used to.
In 2020 we decided to develop 2 signature custom sweatbands for use on all Ampal hats - a Navy Premium Chino Twill and a Dk. Brown 3M Tech option. The Premium sweatband is soft 100% cotton Chino Twill with a special blend of layers for comfort and a vinyl sweat barrier layer. We first developed the 3M Tech sweatband in 2013 but only used it intermittently. It's soft, ultra breathable and moisture wicking, and now upgraded with a sweat barrier to keep the exterior of the hat looking clean.
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