Donald Takayama Surfboards

Takayama was born (1943), the fifth of seven children, and raised in Honolulu. Spending most of his free time on the beach surfing, it didn’t take long before someone from the mainland took notice. Dale Velzy, an industry legend today, but at the time a relatively unknown entrepreneur, invited Donald or “DT” over to California to shape for him.

This move to California kicked off a life lived for surfing, and today, an original Donald Takayama is a highly collectible piece of surfboard history, changing hands for thousands of dollars:

Contact us!

If a board is currently not available in your preferred dimensions, please let us know? We check the availability of further lengths in our warehouse and are in direct contact with the manufacturers!