Thank you EVERYONE for joining and helping with DT's memorial paddle out on November 10th, 2012. We would especially like to thank the OLSC volunteers and guest speakers for their support. We are so lucky to be apart of his amazing life.
Hawaiian Pro Designs
Donald Takayama Memorial & Paddleout
Remembering an Icon of Surfing
(Announcement: November 9, 2012)
When:Saturday, November 10, at 10 a.m.
Where: Oceanside Pier, Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
*In case of rain we will have the pre-ceremony and guest speakers talk inside the Junior Seau Beach Center (Recreation Center) which is on the north side of the pier. If there is no rain then the ceremony will take place at the Band Shell like originally planned. Final decision will be made at 9:00 a.m. where the pre-ceremony will take place. Mahalo for your support and hope you will be able to join us tomorrow.
It’s time for the surfing community to get together and remember Donald Takayama—the Hawaiian born surfing legend and master surfboard shaper/designer that moved to California in the 1960s and became one of the world’s most celebrated surfboard builders.
This memorial service is open to the public and will have a host of legendary surfers and speakers to share stories about Donald the surfer, the shaper, and friend of the surfing community. Following the speakers at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater, surfers will paddle out just beyond the surf line to say their final farewell to Donald. This will also be visible from the pier for those not able to paddle out on a board.
· 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Music by Takayama family at Amphitheater
· 10:00 a.m. - Speaker ceremony begins at Amphitheater
· 11:30 a.m. - Music and Hula Dancers by Momilani’s at Amphitheater
· 12 p.m. - Paddleout Water Ceremony begins next to pier
· 1:30 P.M. - Open mic begins at Amphitheater
Speakers: Joel Tudor, Nat Young, Paul Strauch, Linda Benson, Skip Frye, Cori Schumacher, members of the Takayama family, as well as Devon Howard, Jeanette Schumacher and Brendan White on behalf of HPD.
See www.hawaiianprodesigns.com for more info or updates, as well as on our Facebook pages (Hawaiian Pro Design Surfboards and R.I.P. Donald Takayama 1943-2012). Anyone with questions or needing assistance are welcome to contact Devon Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all soon to celebrate Donald’s incredible life.
Diane Takayama and the crew at Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club (OLSC) and Hawaiian Pro Designs (HPD)
Interested volunteers should check in at the Oceanside Longboard Club booth or look for the Volunteer Check-in Sign.
DIRECTIONS TO THE OCEANSIDE PIER AMPHITHEATER AND PIER
From the I-5 North or South, exit Mission Avenue West. Go past 101 Coast Highway and over the railroad tracks, the pier will be visible.
Parking can be found on Pacific Street, on top of the pier/ amphitheater area, along the street or limited parking is available in the lots on both the north and south sides of the pier at beach level. Additional parking (4 hour and all day) can also be found on Mission and N.Cleveland. Click here for the map and cost/time breakdown. Please make sure you leave ample time to park.
There will be no parking allowed on the Strand, right in front of the Amphitheater. There will be no reserved parking for media.
Camping is available on a limited basis in the Oceanside Harbor area. Click here for more information.