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Friday

26

October 2012

1

COMMENTS

Donald’s obituary on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

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Donald’s obit from this evening plus some visuals I put together quickly. More information and photos, stories and love to be found on the R.I.P. Donald Takayama (1943-2012) page on Facebook. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERy7oSQA_ds&w=560&h=315] ( CLICK for full transcript.) (EDIT 10/27/2012: For more info on Donald’s paddle-out, keep checking back with the HPD website.)

Wednesday

24

October 2012

3

COMMENTS

Goodnight, Donald

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I don’t think I ever understood what the whole “paddle-out” memorial deal was with surfers until today. I mean, I understood the connection, the obviousness of being in the water to celebrate a surfer’s passing… but it wasn’t until today that I really understood, from the heart, that it is also the beginning of healing […]

Monday

22

October 2012

4

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Donald.

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Today is Monday, October 22, 2012. I need this date to be branded into my memory. I need the happenings, in all their luminescence, in all their hyper-numinous mediocrity, to sink deep into my marrow. I need the simplicity of “hello!”s and vans passing (that happen to be Linda Benson’s) to carve themselves into the […]

Tuesday

25

September 2012

1

COMMENTS

With Friends…

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When I surf, I usually do so without a crew, regardless of size. At the most, I load up my gear with my lady and we cruise together. I spent so much time traveling with others as a young surfer that I grew to enjoy solitude in the midst of preparing for a slide/shralp session. […]

Wednesday

4

July 2012

2

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The Gypsi Surfboard

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There is a very particular reason I chose The Gypsi as the name for my signature model when Donald Takayama offered it to me in the early 2000s. To be honest, I was embarrassed at the offer. I was moving into conflict with the whole competitive scene and the sponsorship dynamic right about this time, […]