E ho'omaha me ka maluhia
Bummer. Somehow over the years I have acquired three Takas, all of them better boards than I am capable of performing.
I'll have a drink in his honor this evening and a paddle-out this weekend.
Donald, Peter "Pope" Kahapea & Harold "Iggy" It's been tough, lossing two friends.
Aloha nooooo, Harold..
Aloha nooooo, Donald
RIP to a great surfer, shaper, and all around craftman who did them all starting with balsa's. I will ride my 10-0 Double Ender this weekend in his honor.
sad to see the legends go.We lost Buzzy at the beginning of the year,then Iggy,now Bird's Nest.Rode my 9.0 speedshape and 9.2 Diamond tail just because.
man oh man ... to sit on the beaches of heaven and watch these guys surf; or better yet, to paddle out with 'em! may your soul live on through all of us here who love your art and craftsmanship! my condolences to your family and loved ones the world over!
Aloha Guy,It's a shame when we lose a grea5t legend like Donald who did so much to promote the sport of surfing. He was a great guy who I met back in the 60's and will never forget it. Aloha and RIP Donald, Kokua
Well today is the day for celebrating his life. A lot of folks will no doubt be there. Stoker called and was heading down there with I think, Steve Talley, who along with his brothers, Steve and Jimmy would take me with them to the old SNI shop up on the hill in Encinitas (next to Bahne). Man that building played host to some of the gr8test labels of the day!
Frank (the oldest Talley) got a very early day "Scorpion" that was the weirdest most innovatve thing I had seen to date. Once you looked at it with that downrailed nose and flipped up tail, you realied why Donald named it that! It friggin LOOKED LIKE A SCORPION!
I'm sure I don't even have to request this, but please, please, please, someone get some pix of the event and post it here for the rest of us that can't be there.
Mahalo in advance!
Add another deadshaper to my list............... one of the greatest ever.