Donald Takayama

Friends celebrate Velzy classic at 25

Chuck Howell and Richard Peterson joined a group from the Fresno Longboard Association – yes, land-locked Fresno – and made the drive down for the event. Guy Takayama, nephew of the late shaper Donald Takayama, has been entering the event since ...

UFC 178 results: Donald Cerrone survives rough first round, takes decision ...

Alvarez had some fatastic early moments, grabbing Cerrone in a clinch and landing a huge flurry of punches that recalled the classic PRIDE bout between Frye and Takayama, except only one side was throwing the machine gun punches. Cerrone survived ...

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso Results - Sunday Perspective

In a night of excellent fights Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez likely put on the best scrap of the night. Alvarez came out fast, doing his best to replicate Don Frye vs Yoshihiro Takayama as he just pistoned punches into Cerrone's face in the clinch ...

Vintage Surfboard Swap Meet at Dive N' Surf

Woodys, station wagons, bitchin' old boards, and vintage surf paraphernalia were swapped, shopped, and shown off at Dive N' Surf last Saturday for the Longboard Collector's Club hosted Vintage Surfboard Swap Meet. “It was a great event,” said local ...

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.

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.