As the nephew of Donald Takayama, Guy Takayama was born into a legacy of surfboard craftsmanship. But family ties are only the start. It is one thing to be related to a master, bit another thing entirely to study under them — and that is exactly what Guy did.

Drawing from his career as a professional surfer and his interest in surfboard design and particularly performance longboards, Guy spent countless hours in the shaping bay with Uncle Donald, arguably one of the greatest longboard shapers of all time. Through their hours together, Guy learned the ins and outs of surfboard building, and developed his own line of world-class high-performance longboards and mid-lengths.

When Donald passed in 2012, the surf world lost a beloved legend. But Guy was determined to keep his uncle’s legacy alive, and dedicated himself even more so to crafting the best longboards available. Today, his Guy Takayama label stands alongside Donald’s Hawaiian Pro Designs to provide top-quality logs and high-performance longboards, perpetuating the family tradition.

Guy’s range of boards includes performance noseriders such as the Ali’i, more maneuverable longboards like the Pahoa roundpin, and mid-range boards such as the Kolohe, which features a 2+1 setup and the high-performance characteristics of a shortboard with the length and trim of a mid-length. The Hoku performance longboard is an all-round user-friendly board that excels in a variety of conditions, and allows for both progressive maneuvers and classic noseriding.

In addition to his cutting-edge designs, Guy Takayama also utilizes the latest in high-performance materials for his boards, building them out of epoxy foam and using carbon fiber and XEON fiberglass to give them strength and durability without adding unwanted weight. His commitment to excellence has created some of the best longboards on the market, built with a passion and perfectionism that is only possible for a shaper with his tenure and pedigree. These are boards that anyone would be proud to build — even someone as accomplished as Guy’s uncle Donald.

Here at Hawaiian South Shore, we are proud to stock a full range of Guy’s longboards and mid-lengths. We know that buying a surfboard is an investment, particularly when adding a longboard to your quiver. You want a board that will be with you for years and elevate your surfing, helping you to both improve your performance and increase your fun and stoke level. We love our Guy Takayamaboards, and are sure that you will to. Stop by for a visit and see what two generations of excellence in board building looks like.

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