In 1962, Larry was working at his lifeguard tower in Venice as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard when he saw surfers rolling around the parking lot on homemade steel wheeled skateboards. In his garage in Santa Monica, Larry designed and constructed the first professional skateboard…wider trucks, composite wheels and surf shaped and railed hardwood decks that gave the rider the feeling of surfing. Larry coined the phrase “Surf-Skate” and put it on his boards. In 1963, he formed the worlds first skateboard team and promoted the worlds first skateboard competition.
This is the board in our home page video featuring Devin. It is a premium handmade board perfect for cruising!
This beautiful 39" vertical laminate longboard was the last board designed by Larry and Curt Stevenson before Larry's passing. Each one is manufactured in El Segundo, California and features design influences from the legendary Makaha boards of the past in a clean, modern design.
The boards features 63mm USA made MAKAHA wheels and USA made Sure-Grip Invader trucks.
A classic longboard from the designer and builder of the first longboards in 1963..MAKAHA.
Construction: Solid Oak or Ash with stringers.
Trucks: Sure Grip 700 Series
Wheels: Makaha 63mm
The Originator 2 is the first board we’ve built from the ground up. We took Larry Stevenson’s classic single kick shape, We added USA made trucks, USA wheels, Swiss bearings, MAKAHA USA made decks. Decks are hand cut, sanded and silk-screened.
We wanted to get back to our roots and get our hands dirty…and keep these handmade decks affordable to our family and friends. We also wanted them to look old school…no heat transfers or fake woodgrain tops….just our classic logo silk screened on the wood with some grip on top.
FREE SHIPPING - Each deck is different…they’re meant to be. We think you’ll like the old school vibe combined with the premium components. As always, you must be 100% stoked or send it back and we will refund your money.
The Originator 2 is a great lightweight cruiser with old school vibe and modern performance. It is light, affordable and handles great! This board has a 7-ply deck and is recommended for riders under 200lbs.
29" 7-ply deck
63mm Makaha wheels
USA made, 63mm wheels
Made in the USA. Comes with loose ball bearings.
Silk-screened Makaha branded t-shirt.
Made in the USA. 63 mm Originator wheels.
There are lots of people counterfeiting Makaha stickers ... buy yours from the source. Proudly made in the USA!