The Lil’ Dorado Pendoflex and other Small Craft

Hey there! Steve built the Lil’ Dorado Pendoflex, a beautiful belly board or paipo. These boards are incredibly fast. The group photo below shows three small craft: the Lil’ Dorado with the Lil’ Garibaldi, and the first Pendoflex Rubber Ducky which was made in 2007.

Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

Dorados, photo courtesy Adam

The Lil' Dorado, Lil' Garibaldi, and the first Rubber Ducky

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21 Comments on "The Lil’ Dorado Pendoflex and other Small Craft"

  1. rob70
    18/12/2011 at 2:23 am Permalink

    Oh man, if that isn’t the coolest 4 feet of variable foam, I don’t know what is.

    Want. To. Try!

  2. Bruce Cowan
    18/12/2011 at 9:47 am Permalink

    Those look like so much fun!

  3. Russell Hoyte-RHD
    18/12/2011 at 11:53 am Permalink

    Hey Steve-O,that looks like awholelottafun!! We need to hang out!!! can’t wait to talk story with you.

  4. pendo
    18/12/2011 at 12:50 pm Permalink

    Hey Rob, thanks! Sure, give us a call! Cowa-flexit!

  5. pendo
    18/12/2011 at 12:52 pm Permalink

    Mahalo Bruce! Cowa-flexit!

  6. pendo
    18/12/2011 at 12:55 pm Permalink

    Hey Russell, thanks for your note. Sounds great.
    Out for now, Cowa-flexit!

  7. Chris
    18/12/2011 at 3:25 pm Permalink

    Looks fun. Flex-a-bunga!!!!

  8. steiny
    18/12/2011 at 4:26 pm Permalink

    very very nice- how wide are those lil’ fellas?
    i hope you two are well.

  9. James Newman
    18/12/2011 at 10:58 pm Permalink

    I have a green duckie Steve shaped for me last year. It is easily my favorite board. Really durable too I lost it into a jetty this summer and it was caught in for a few sets. I was real nervous when I was able to get to it but it only had a tiny little ding in one of the fins. So lucky!

    Order one you will not regret it!


  10. pendo
    19/12/2011 at 3:50 pm Permalink

    Mahalo Chris!

  11. pendo
    19/12/2011 at 3:52 pm Permalink

    Hi Steiny, thanks for your kind note! The widths range from the first Rubber Ducky which is about 23-1/2″ to the Lil’ Garibaldi and Lil’ Dorado which are 20 inches and 19-1/2 inches wide.
    We are well thanks, and hope that you are too!
    Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

  12. pendo
    19/12/2011 at 3:54 pm Permalink

    Hey James! Mahalo for sharing your story of stoke about your Pendoflex Duckie!! Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

  13. Mr Salty
    22/12/2011 at 9:17 pm Permalink

    Love My New Mahi!

  14. pendo
    27/12/2011 at 7:21 pm Permalink

    Hey Mr. Salty, thanks for your note.
    We’re stoked that you’re stoked!

  15. steiny
    28/12/2011 at 12:05 am Permalink

    love to you both! things going well up here

  16. pendo
    28/12/2011 at 9:06 pm Permalink

    Steiny, thank you for your note, we’re happy to hear that you are doing well. We send you all our love too.
    Happy New Year!
    Aloha, Cher and Steve

  17. John Morris
    08/03/2018 at 2:37 am Permalink

    Stand up surfing may be in my past with two bum shoulders, so I’m thinking paipo. But I’ve been thinking more glide and float. Do you . have any experience with boards over 5′ long and 24 inches wide?

  18. pendo
    08/03/2018 at 1:31 pm Permalink

    Hi, John,
    Yes, we have! Right now, Steve is making a 6’4″ x 23.5″ bellyboard – kneeboard for a 70 year old surfer. Steve has made others in the five to six foot range and they fly.
    Aloha and Cowa-flexit!
    Cher and Steve

  19. John Morris
    15/10/2018 at 9:49 pm Permalink

    Do you have reports on how those large paipos are working out? Do you have any photos or additional information?

  20. pendo
    16/10/2018 at 12:48 pm Permalink

    Hi, John,

    Thanks for writing. The paipos work really well! They’re very fast and maneuverable. Cher can paddle into waves on the Lil Gaby 4’4″ without fins.

    As for the larger paipos that Steve has made for our 70 year old friend, he was charging on the recent SW swells riding his new 6’0″ Pendoflex bellyboard! No cameras where we surf, but he was all smiles, and we saw him easily paddling into waves and making very fast sections! He have photos of he and the board, but not while surfing.

    Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

  21. pendo
    16/10/2018 at 1:23 pm Permalink

    Hey, John, We just made a new post that shows R’s 6’0.” It has a fast, special tri plane hull bottom.
    Cow-flexit! Steve and Cher

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