Donald Takayama

DALE VELZY REMEMBERED

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association's (DLSA) annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic and Luau is set Saturday for Sep. 27th. Each year hundreds of surfers and their families gather at Doheny State Beach to honor one of surfing's most iconic figures.

Island Surf: First family of surfing

And rubbing elbows with some of the master shapers of the day. "Donald Takayama, Neil Velzy, and they just took me under their wings," Manny said. "The boards that I have in here are primarily all Velzys and Takayamas. Some of them go back to the 1950s.

Sirens: Malibu Crime Report, Aug. 5-9

-A custom Donald Takayama “In the Pink” model surfboard was stolen from a roof rack of a vehicle at Cross Creek Road at 10 a.m. The victim had been surfing with another board, returned to his vehicle around 11:30 a.m. and noticed the $1,400 board was ...

Oldest Coronado Surf Shop Going Strong; Carrying On Legacy Of Giving Back

Over the years Du-Ray introduced Manny to such legendary surfers and shapers as Dale Velzy and Donald Takayama. While they are dead now, Manny had long relationships with all three men, and their influence on him as a person and a surfer is evident.

Sea Creatures: Cancer Center Luau awash with waves of healing, compassion

Among those in attendance over the years were: Dale Velzy, Kathy “Gidget” Konher, Donald Takayama, Rabbit Kekai, Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy, Gerry Lopez, Robert August, Mike Hynson, Wingnut, Skip Frye, Margo Oberg, Joyce Hoffman and David Nuuhiwa.

Coronado surf shop continues legacy of giving back

Over the years Du-Ray introduced Manny to legendary surfers and shapers as Dale Velzy and Donald Takayama. While they are dead now, Manny had long relationships with the legends of surfing, and their influence on him as a person and a surfer is ...