Sigurd Lagabrettur - son of Rullar Breidasson, and a
distant cousin of the legendary viking explorer
Leiv Eriksson who incidentally discovered The Americas
years before Columbus - left the Norwegian coast in
search of paradise. Some time after the turn of the first
millennium, he was lost in an infamous shipwreck west
of the Galapagos Islands.
By account of the renowned Norse historian
Darius Upvalley, Sigurd was found drifting among
shipwreckage on the south-east shore of what today is
known as the Hawaiian Islands. Sigurd spent the latter
part of his youth living amongst the friendly natives
and exploring the islands. Through the years he
adopted his saviors's playful lifestyle, which was how
he was exposed to his new favorite pastime; surfing.
Sigurd, who was an accomplished shipbuilder already
at the age of twelve winters, brought his extensive
experience with woodcrafting to the islands.
Combined with the native's knowledge of exotic woods,
Sigurd and the Hawaiians developed better boards,
conceived of exotic wood and primitive, yet efficient,
viking hydrodynamics. Ironically it was this symbiotic
relationship between the Islanders and the strange
Norse man, that resulted in Sigurd's somewhat reluctant
return to shores of Scandinavia. After several decades
of joint ingenuity, they managed to craft a ship that
could harness the power of Pacific waves at
During the feast in honor of Sigurd's departure, he
revealed a board he had been working on in secret.
This immense new creation, rumored to be cut from
Yggdrasil itself, was offered as a gift to his beloved
new family as thanks for their years together.
It featured a hand carved drawing of his own image
and was named Thousand Mahalos, which was an
endearing way of combining the different languages
they used to communicate with Norwegian semantics,
meaning "A Thousand Thanks" or in Sigurd's mother
tongue: "Tusnir Takkur".
Pacific life which inspired him to revisit the idea of
the Thousand Mahalos. Due to lack of waves in the
Norwegian sea, he experimented both with attaching
sails to the boards, and placing them upon stacks of
rolling timber. Recent archeological discoveries and
modern technology has allowed us to humbly draw
upon these ingenious ideas and employ thousand
year old strategies into our latest design,
bringing back a bit of paradise.
Recent DNA tests concluded that traces of
norse DNA was traceable in blood samples from the
Hawaiian natives, and a new teori about Sigurd´s
sexual activity on these islands has emerged.
More to come as we have all the best archeologists
professors, and historians working on this case.