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condition: like new make / manufacturer: Donald Takayama model name / number: Noserider size / dimensions: 94 x 24 x 3 estmated
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My family and I lived in Encinitas, California, during the early to mid 1980's and my wife bought the board for me as a Christmas present in about 1985. The purchase was made from Encinitas Surfboards, which still exists today. It is a Hawaiian Pro Designs, designed by Donald Takayama Nuuhiwa Noserider and shaped by Donald.
Donald Takayama was the founder/owner of Hawaiian Pro Designs during the late 1970's in Encinitas. Donald was an American professional surfer and surfboard shaper, born in Hawaii. Early accounts say he began surfing when he was in kindergarten . Dale Velzy (Velzy/Jacobs Surfboards) discovered Donald while surfing at Makaha Beach and told him if ever got to the mainland he would have a job waiting. At 12 years old, Donald took his paper route money and purchased an airline ticket to Los Angeles. Donald made his way to Velzy's surfing shop and the rest is history. Donald may have been the world's first professional surfer. As Velzy recalled, Donald's only job was to shape boards and surf at 22nd. St. in Hermosa Beach with 5$ and a t-shirt with the shop logo each day.
Takayama designed the David Nuuhiwa Noserider while at Bing surfboards in 1966. He founded Hawaiian Pro Designs in the late 1970's in Encinitas, California. In the 1990's longboards re-emerged and Takayama, along with eight time World Longboard Champion Joel Tudor, produced functional and also collectible surfboards.
Single, center-line Halo Fin (also designed by Takayama).
THE INFORMATION DETAILED HEREIN ABOUT DAVID TAKAYAMA WAS OBTAINED FROM WIKIPEDIA.
The board is a piece of surfing history and is in excellent condition and comes with a carry-case.
This is a California Classic from the early years of Takayama's shaping.
A collector piece.
Shipping costs paid by buyer.
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