I brought a new alaia to Patagonia, Cardiff for demos. It is 6'8'' and wider by a inch then the board in the photo. The board pictured was there for over two years. It is time for a change and this one needs a tune up. I will take pictures along the way to show how I do it. A lot of people have tried out the board over time and it is still very sturdy, and once re -oiled wii look new.