Industry News 10/22/2012

SURF: ALOHA Donald Takayama (1944-2012)

ALOHA Donald Takayama (1944-2012)

Photo: Hawaiian Pro Designs

Hawaiian Pro Designs founder and master surfboard shaper/designer Donald Takayama passed away due to surgery complications on October 22, 2012.

Donald’s family and team of board builders at Hawaiian Pro Designs would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support for one of surfing's greatest surfer/shapers in history.

Close friends and family may try to reach us at but please understand that we are not able to return all messages. We also kindly ask that emails and calls to Hawaiian Pro Designs concerning Donald be extremely limited for now in order to focus on organizing a memorial service to celebrate this great man's incredible life.

Updates on services will be posted here on our website as well as on facebook (Hawaiian Pro Designs Surfboards).