Oceanside Pier was the host to a warm and touching ceremony for Donald Takayama. Legendary surfer and shaper that influenced today’s riders and who’s influence and aloha will forever be part of the surf culture. His boards have influenced the names from Mikey Dora, Nat Young, and younger riders such as Joel Tudor and Alex Knost. The words spoken by all the attendees was moving and the paddlout was moving with such a large group. There were not just surfers here, there were families, friends, and strangers all coming together to celebrate the great life of one Donald Takayma.
All photos taken by E.I. Chamorro and Mayra Payes. Courtesy: Hawiian Pro Designs