The next interview to be released from our documentary, Boardroom – Legends of Surfboard Shaping, is Donald Takayama.

Remember the very first pullout poster SURFER ever did? Sure you do. It came out in like 1960 or 1961, and the surfer was Donald Takayama at Ala Moana circa 1959. “I had my arm stuck all the way into that wave so I wouldn’t spin out,” Takayama said. Donald has recently passed away but his character and contributions to the sport will not be forgotten.

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