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90s Fabric Inlay Donald Takayama

Greetings, Shredderz! If you didn’t already know, consider this official notice: there are few things I love more than a beautiful surfboard with a great story behind it. Here is a 9’6″ x 22 1/2″ Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama with a gorgeous fabric inlay. The pics you see here were originally uploaded…

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Donald Takayama Jacobs 60’s Model

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another great Donald Takayama shape from his influential and decades-long career. Shout out to the two people who were kind enough to send me the board featured here. Pictured above is a Donald Takayama Jacobs Surfboards 60’s Model. I believe it was likely shaped in the late 90s…

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Surfer’s Choice: Takayama Teriyaki Sauce

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick hit for you regarding a very cool board that was recently listed for sale. Shout out to KC for sending this board my way. Pictured here is a 9′ Donald Takayama longboard with a thruster setup and a whole bunch of rad stuff happening in the…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Stussy Yard Sale, John Elwell & More

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for some social media selections from the past month or so. Pat Curren as captured by John Elwell, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. I don’t know much about Elwell, but upon reading Richard Kenvin’s excellent tribute, it’s clear that Elwell had a huge impact on surfing…

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Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a striking acid splash Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics Model for your viewing pleasure. Many thanks to Roman for supplying the photos you see in the post. You can find Roman on Instagram here. I’ve written up a few of these 60’s Longboard Classics models before,…

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Rabbit Kekai, Acid Splash & More: Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of Takayama Tuesday. Here are some unusual Donald Takayama surfboards for your perusing pleasure. 9’0″ Donald Takayama Rabbit Kekai Model This is the only example of a Donald Takayama Rabbit Kekai Model I have ever seen. According to the original Craigslist ad — the board was sold…

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Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got an assortment of Donald Takayama shapes for you today, representing some more unusual examples from the man’s long and storied career. Keep scrolling for more. 9’0″ Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics At first glance I thought this was one of the epoxy boards Takayama built for Surftech,…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Dick Brewer Downrail Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the inaugural Weekend Grab Bag of 2021. It might be a New Year but we’re still obsessively refreshing Craigslist in search of some screaming surfboard deals. As always, the boards below are all currently for sale as of publishing time. Today we’ve got a couple of goodies, including a…

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Donald Takayama Trio

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are three Donald Takayama surfboards that were all listed for sale over the past three months or so. As far as I can tell, all three of these boards were shaped around the same time, in the late Nineties / early 2000s. There’s also some fantastic variety here, with a…

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