Donald Takayama


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The definitive piece on Donald Takayama as told to Scott Hulet. Dale Velzy noticed the young boy who grew up at Waikiki was shaping his own boards even at 9 years old, immediately inviting him to California, and the story begins. Now at 65 years young, “DT is surfing as fast and island-style as ever-no exaggeration.”