Donald Takayama Memorial Paddle Out

Kassia Meador
Jen Smith
Joel Tudor
Donald Takayama Memorial
Devon Howard
Donald Takayama Memorial
Donald Takayama Memorial
Donald Takayama Memorial
Donald Takayama Memorial
Linda Benson
Michael Takayama
Donald Takayama Memorial
Joel Tudor
Jericho Poppler
Michel Junod
Michel Junod
Donald Takayama Memorial
Donald Takayama Memorial
Guy Takayama
Paul Strauch
Donald Takayama Memorial, Oceanside Pier,
Donald Takayama Memorial
Donald Takayama Memorial
Skip Frye
Donald Takayama Memorial
Donald Takayama Memorial, Oceanside Pier,
Joel Tudor
Donald Takayama Memorial

This past saturday the surfing community paid respect to renowned surfer/shaper Donald Takayama with a memorial and ceremonial paddle out. Despite pounding four-to-six foot surf and howling winds, hundreds made the paddle out alongside the Oceanside Pier and many more lined the pier. Donald held a special place in the heart of thousands and forever will be remembered as an icon of surfing and ambassador of the aloha spirit. Rest in peace DT!