Donald Takayama is a critically acclaimed surfboard designer/shaper and built surfboards his whole life. Out of necessity he started shaping wood boards from old railway ties near his home in Hawaii. He grew up surfing in the late 40’s, early 50’s with the likes of The Duke and the legendary Rabbit Kekai.
He is widely recognised as being one of the most knowledgeable shapers in the world. And from those humble beginnings, Donald now manufactures his boards for sale across the globe. He has seen surfers and designs come and go over the years and has continually refined and modified his shapes and designs to bring you his largest and most sought-after range in surfing today.
D.T. was a true Beach Boy in every sense of the word and his shapes and designs continue to keep people loving their surfing and enjoying the true spirit of surfing, which is of course to have fun and share it with the people you love!