Paddle Out For Donald Takayama Tomorrow At Oceanside Pier

The surfing community is getting together to celebrate the life of legendary Hawaiian born surfer and master surfboard shaper/designer Donald Takayama at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater and Oceanside Pier in California tomorrow, November 10th, beginning at 10 am.

The memorial service will be open to the public and will have a host of legendary surfers and speakers to share stories about Donald the surfer, the shaper, and friend of the surfing community. Following the speakers at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater, surfers will paddle out just beyond the surf line to say their final farewell to Donald. This will also be visible from the pier for those not able to paddle out on a board.

Memorial Schedule:

-9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Music by Takayama family at Amphitheater

-10:00 a.m. - Speaker ceremony begins at Amphitheater

-11:30 a.m. - Music and Hula Dancers by Momilani's at Amphitheater

-12 p.m. - Paddleout Water Ceremony begins next to pier

-1:30 P.M. - Open mic begins at Amphitheater

Speakers include Joel Tudor, Nat Young, Paul Strauch, Linda Benson, Skip Frye, Cori Schumacher, members of the Takayama family, as well as Devon Howard, Jeanette Schumacher and Brendan White on behalf of HPD.

See for more info or updates, as well as on Facebook at Hawaiian Pro Designs Surfboards.