Papa Nui views the art of wave sliding through the design filter of the military. Inspired by his father's WWII service in the South Pacific, the Papa crafts a product selection that reflects a love of utility, military, and surfing. It's a brand influenced by the beach, the sun, the sea, and an amalgam of vintage military and a fascination with the resourcefulness of GI's in the field who reimagined their kit and customized and modified their gear.
Papa Nui products are developed from a specific need and then manufactured to the highest quality standards in the best facilities in Japan and the United States. Papa Nui is a brand, a place, a state of mind, paying homage to surfers and servicemen to Melville and Michener and to the uniqueness of the individual.