Words by Candice O'Donnell
Hawaiian Pro Designs was founded by none other than Donald Takayama master surfboard shaper/designer, With over 50 years of experience in the shaping room Donald had mentored the likes of David Nuuhiwa, Joel Tudor, Stephan Slater, and Kassia Meador.
Since the start of my surfing career I dreamt of riding for HPD, the quality of their team and the flawlessness of board design had caught my attention, i then picked up my first hand shaped Donald Takayama longboard back in 2007 and nothing has compared since.
It is an absolute honor to now be a part of this legendary team, and I look forward to riding many waves with a Donald Takayama design under my feet to guide me for years to come.
If your looking for the best in the business then get your hands on a HPD, its money well spent, These original boards remain the most sought after, its an investment.
HPD quiver range from high performance to old school and retro designs, hand shaped polyester, as well as epoxy tuflite technology by Surftech, fine tuning and developing templates with invaluable feedback from team riders.
Donald's family and team of board builders at Hawaiian Pro Designs are continuing his legacy and producing the best surfboards in the world for our enjoyment.
See you in the line up!